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GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Jan. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ --
'In 2022, the Volvo Group delivered strong growth as well as good profitability and cash flow. For the full year, we increased net sales by over SEK 100 billion to SEK 473 billion and the adjusted operating income to SEK 50.5 billion (41.0). The adjusted operating margin amounted to 10.7% (11.0). We generated a strong operating cash flow of SEK 35.3 billion (29.4) and ended the year with a net cash position of SEK 73.9 billion in the Industrial Operations, pension and lease liabilities excluded. Our strong finances mean that we can continue to provide a good return to our shareholders and at the same time invest in the transformation of our industries. The Board of Directors proposes an ordinary dividend of SEK 7.00 per share and an extra dividend of SEK 7.00 per share,' says Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO.
THE FOURTH QUARTER 2022
In Q4 2022, net sales increased by 31% to SEK 134.3 billion (102.4). Adjusted for currency movements the increase was 17%. Adjusted operating income amounted to SEK 12,171 M (10,060), corresponding to an adjusted operating margin of 9.1% (9.8). Adjusted operating income excludes costs of SEK 630 M relating to claims arising from the European Commission's 2016 antitrust settlement decision.
Reported operating income amounted to SEK 11,541 M (10,219).
Currency movements had a positive impact on operating income of SEK 1,826 M.
Earnings per share amounted to SEK 3.26 (3.93).
Operating cash flow in the Industrial Operations amounted to SEK 18,918 M (23,579).
THE FULL YEAR 2022
Full year net sales were SEK 473.5 billion (372.2).
Adjusted operating income amounted to SEK 50,467 M (41,015) with an adjusted operating margin of 10.7% (11.0).
Reported operating income amounted to SEK 45,712 M (43,074).
Earnings per share were SEK 16.09 (16.12).
Operating cash flow in the Industrial Operations amounted to SEK 35,327 M (29,440).
Return on capital employed in the Industrial Operations amounted to 27.4% (25.3).
The Board of Directors proposes an ordinary dividend of SEK 7.00 per share and an extra dividend of SEK 7.00 per share.
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January 26, 2023
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