Allocation of earnings proposed by the Board of Directors and CEO
Allocation of earnings, Parent Company (SEK)
|Allocation of earnings, Parent Company (SEK)||2017|
|Non-restricted equity in the Parent Company|
|Retained earnings||1 424 750 387|
|Net income for the year||284 193 250|
|Total non-restricted equity in the Parent Company||1 708 943 637|
|The Board and CEO propose:|
|a dividend to the shareholders of SEK 5.00 per share||234 995 160|
|and that the remaining amount be carried forward||1 473 948 477|
|Total||1 708 943 637|
The Board of Directors proposes to the 2018 Annual General Meeting that a resolution be adopted regarding allocation of earnings entailing that a dividend of SEK 5.00 per share, equal in total to SEK 234,995,160, be paid to shareholders registered on the record date, May 11, 2018, and that the remaining non-restricted equity be carried forward.
Provided that the 2018 Annual General Meeting resolves in accordance with the Board’s dividend proposal, SEK 1,474 m will be carried forward. After the proposed dividend, there will be full coverage for the Parent Company’s restricted equity. The Group’s total equity amounts to SEK 2,594 m.
As a basis for its dividend proposal, pursuant to Chapter 18, section 4 of the Swedish Companies Act (2005:551), the Board has made the assessment that the proposed dividend is defensible in light of the demands imposed by the business as regards the size of the shareholders’ equity in the Parent Company and the total equity in the Group, as well as the needs of the Parent Company and the Group to strengthen the balance sheet, and as regards their liquidity and financial position in general. The proposed dividend represents a total of 13.1% of the shareholders’ equity of the Parent Company and 9.1% of the Group’s total equity. The Group generates strong cash flows, and the Board makes the assessment that Duni has a strong balance sheet. After the dividend, the equity ratio of the Parent Company and the Group will be 52.4% and 51.3% respectively. Thus, even after the dividend the equity ratio and liquidity will be satisfactory relative to the industry in which the Company and the Group operate, and it is believed that the Company and the Group will be able to perform their obligations in the short term and long term, and be able to implement planned investments.
The proposed dividend will not affect the ability of the Parent Company and the Group to discharge their payment obligations. The Board considers that the Parent Company and the Group are well prepared to manage changes in liquidity and any contingencies. The Board believes that the Parent Company and the Group possess the conditions to take future commercial risks and also carry any losses. Based on Duni’s income after tax, the proposed dividend is well in line with the Group’s dividend policy.
If financial instruments had been measured at the lower of cost or market, instead of being measured at fair value pursuant to Chapter 4, section 14 of the Annual Accounts Act, total equity would have been SEK 2 m higher.