Trading in the Orkla share

The Orkla share is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker code ORK. All shares have equal rights and are freely transferable.

In terms of market value, Orkla is the sixth largest company on the Oslo Stock Exchange as at 31 December 2016. At the end of 2016, its market capitalisation was NOK 79.7 billion, up NOK 8.3 billion from the end of 2015. The average daily volume of Orkla shares traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange was 1.8 million, equivalent to 0.17% of the total number of shares.

General facts about the Orkla share

  • The share has a nominal value of NOK 1.25
  • The Orkla share is traded at the Oslo Stock Exchange with ticker ORK
  • The Orkla share may also be traded through Orkla’s Level-1 ADR programme in the USA

Trading in the Orkla share

Orkla shares were traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange for a total of NOK 33,5 billion in 2016. That is equivalent to 4.1% of the Exchange’s total turnover. An average of 1.8 million Orkla shares were traded daily.

Average number of shares outstanding, diluted
  2016 2015 2014 2013
Average no. of shares issued 1,018,930,970 1,018,930,970 1,018,930,970 1,018,930,970
Average no. of treasury shares 1,404,712 1,384,781 2,555,573 6,646,896
Average no. of shares outstanding 1,017,526,258 1,017,546,189 1,016,375,397 1,012,284,074
Estimated dilution effect 442,972 847,480 1,419,517 1,027,629
Average no. of shares outstanding, diluted 1,017,969,230 1,018,393,669 10,017,794,914 1,013,311,703


Earnings per share

Earnings per share is one of several indicators that can be used in financial analyses to assess a company’s performance. This key figure shows how much the profit or loss for the period amounts to per share and is calculated by dividing the profit or loss for the period by the average shares outstanding.

See earnings per share for 2016, 2015 and 2014 in note 17 Earnings per share in Orkla’s Annual Report 2016.