Business area Civil Engineering

Business area Civil Engineering is a leading player in Sweden and with operations in Norway and Finland as well. The business area works with landscaping and pipelines, builds and maintains roads, railroads, bridges and other infrastructure as well as foundation work. Operations are organized in geographic regions and the specialized product areas Local market, Infrastructure and heavy construction and Operation and maintenance.

On the Local market the business area is working with landscaping and pipelines, foundation work and builds different kinds of facilities.

In the area of Infrastructure and heavy construction it builds roads, railroads, bridges, tunnels and ports.

Operation and maintenance provides just that for national and municipal highways and street networks as well as cares for parks and outdoor property. It also operates water and sewage supply networks.

Net sales and profit

October – December 2020

Net sales for the fourth quarter 2020 decreased by five percent and amounted to SEK 3,600 million (3,792). Net sales increased in Infrastructure while net sales in Local market was lower.

Operating profit for the fourth quarter 2020 was SEK 131 million (132) and the operating margin improved to 3.6 percent (3.5).

January- December 2020

Net sales during the year 2020 decreased by four percent and amounted to SEK 12,843 million (13,339). Even after adjustments for acquired units net sales decreased by four percent. Net sales increased in Infrastructure during the year while net sales in Local market as well as Operations and maintenance were lower.

Operating profit for the year amounted to SEK 391 million (367) and the operating margin improved to 3.0 percent (2.8). Local market and Infrastructure have improved earnings during the year while Operation and Maintenance have continued on a lower level.

Orders received and order backlog

October – December 2020

Orders received during the fourth quarter 2020 amounted to SEK 2,724 million (3,679).

January- December 2020

Orders received during the year decreased to SEK 12,752 million (13,108).

Order backlog on December 31, 2020 amounted to SEK 13,075 million (13,446).

Net sales

per product area, rolling 12 months
per geographic market, rolling 12 months

Project allocation of order backlog, December 31, 2020

Key ratios

Oct-Dec
2020
Oct-Dec
2019
Jan-Dec
2020
Jan-Dec
2019
Okt-dec
2020
Okt-dec
2019
Jan-dec
2020
Jan-dec
2019
Net sales, MSEK Nettoomsättning, Mkr 3,600 3,792 12,843 13,339
Operating profit, MSEK Rörelseresultat, Mkr 131 132 391 367
Operating margin, % Rörelsemarginal, % 3.6 3.5 3.0 2.8
Orders received, MSEK Orderingång, Mkr 2,724 3,679 12,752 13,108
Order backlog, MSEK Orderstock, Mkr 13,075 13,446 13,075 13,446
Number of employees at the end of the period Antal anställda vid periodens utgång 3,523 3,511 3,523 3,511