Alimak Group uses alternative performance measures (APMs), that is, key performance and earnings measures that are not defined in IFRS. APMs are used as guidance to both investors and management in their analysis of the Company’s operations. The alternative performance measures used are described in the following.


Numbers for the last 12 months measured backwards from the reporting period.

Average number of shares

Weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period, plus potential additional shares.

Earnings per share

Earnings after tax in relation to the average number of shares basic and diluted.


Operating profit before depreciation and amortisation of intangible assets.


Operating profit before depreciation and amortisation of intangible assets. Items affecting comparability are added back.


Operating profit before depreciation and amortisation of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets.

Equity/assets ratio

Shareholders’ equity as a percentage of total assets.

Equity per share

Shareholders’ equity in relation to the number of basic shares outstanding at the end of the period.

Net debt

Interest bearing liabilities minus cash and cash equivalents.

Interest coverage ratio

Profit before tax plus interest expenses in relation to interest expenses.

Non-recurring items

Nonrecurring income or cost items with a major impact on profit and of significance to an understanding of the trend of income.

Net debt/EBITDA ratio

Interest-bearing liabilities net (excluding shareholder loans) and assets, plus cash and cash equivalents.

Net debt/equity ratio

Net debt in relation to shareholders’ equity.

Organic growth

Growth adjusted for acquisitions/divestments and currency effects.

Operating margin (EBIT %)

Operating profit (EBIT), as a percentage of revenue during the period.

Operating profit (EBIT)

Profit before financial items and tax.

Order intake

All orders where contracts have been signed and confirmed during the accounting period under review. Cancelled orders affect the reported order intake if cancellation takes place during the year the order was booked.

Return on capital employed

Operating profit (EBIT), rolling 12-month amount, as a percentage of average capital employed. Capital employed is the sum of net debt plus shareholders’ equity plus shareholder loans.

Return on equity

Profit after tax for the period, rolling 12-month amount, as a percentage of the average shareholders’ equity excluding shares without a controlling interest.