About Orkla

Orkla is a leading supplier of branded consumer goods to the grocery, out-of home, specialised retail, pharmacy and bakery sectors. The Nordic and Baltic regions and selected countries in Central Europe are Orkla’s main markets. The Orkla Group also holds strong positions in selected product categories in 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 its investment in Jotun (42.5% interest), in addition to Hydro Power and financial assets.

Orkla ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and its head office is in Oslo, Norway. As of 31 December 2017, Orkla had 18,178 employees. The Group’s turnover in 2017 totalled NOK 39.6 billion.

Key figures

  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Operating revenues (NOK million) 37.758 33.198 29.599 33.045 30.001
Operating revenues Branded Consumer Goods (NOK million) 36.422 32.002 28.584 27.731 24.105
EBIT (adj.)1  (NOK million) 4.298 3.609 3.214 3.142 3.279
EBIT (adj.)1 Branded Consumer Goods (NOK million) 4.300 3.839 3.378 2.961 2.803
EBIT (adj.)margin (%) 11,4 10,9 10,9 9,5                10,9
EBIT (adj.)margin Branded Consumer Goods  (%) 11,8 12,0 11,8 10,7 11,6
Ordinary profit/loss before taxes (NOK million) 5.182 4.090 2.872 2.664 3.873
Earnings per share, diluted (NOK) 4,22 3,24 1,63 0,68 1,56
Total dividend per share (NOK) 2,60 2,50 2,50 2,50 2,50
Equity ratio (%) 60,9 62,2 62,5 59,1 53,9

1Operating profit before other income and expenses.

Source: Orkla’s Annual Report 2016.



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