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About Orkla

Orkla is a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions to the grocery sector, specialist retailers, out-of-home sectors and the bakery market. The Nordic and Baltic regions are Orkla’s main markets and account for approximately 80% of the turnover of the Branded Consumer Goods business. The Orkla Group also holds good positions in selected product categories in Central Europe and India.

Orkla’s Branded Consumer Goods business comprises the Orkla Foods, Orkla Confectionery & Snacks, Orkla Care and Orkla Food Ingredients business areas. Orkla also has operations organised under the Orkla Investments business area, consisting of the investments in Sapa (50% interest) and Jotun (42.5% interest), in addition to Hydro Power, real estate and financial assets.

Orkla ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and its head office is in Oslo. As of 31 December 2015, Orkla had 14,670 employees.The Group’s turnover in 2015 totalled NOK 33.2 billion.

Key figures

  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Operating revenues (NOK million)  33,198 29,599 33,045 30,001 61,009
Operating revenues Branded Consumer Goods (NOK million) 32,002 28,584 27,731 24,105 24,621
EBIT (adj.)1 (NOK million) 3,609  3,214 3,142 3,279 3,986
EBIT (adj.)1 Branded Consumer Goods (NOK million) 3,839 3,378 2,961 2,803 2,769
EBIT (adj.)1 margin 10.9 10.9 9.5 10.9 6.5
EBIT (adj.)1 margin Branded Consumer Goods (%)  12.0 11.8 10.7 11.6 11.2
Ordinary profit before tax (NOK million) 4,090 2,872 2,664 3,873 -923
Earnings per share, diluted (NOK) 3.24 1.63 0.68 1.56 -0.76
Total dividends per share (NOK)  2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50
Equity ratio (%)   62.2 62.5 59.1 53.9 51.8

Figures as reported (2011-2014). Source: Orkla's Annual Report 2015.

1Operating profit before other income and expenses.

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  • Orkla Confectionery & Snacks

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  • Orkla Care

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  • Orkla Food Ingredients

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  • History

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