Business area Construction

With local roots close to customers business area Construction performs construction work for both external and internal customers. Construction projects include everything from new production of housing, public and commercial premises to renovations and extensions as well as construction maintenance.

Operations in business area Construction are run via some 150 local offices around the Nordic area, organized in thirteen regions in Sweden, three in Norway and two in Finland. There are specialized housing production units in Stockholm, Gothenburg and the Öresund region. Construction maintenance operations are run in a nationwide region in Sweden primarily focused on the big city areas. Other regions are responsible for all types of construction projects in their geographic area.

Net sales and profit

October – December 2020

Net sales for the fourth quarter 2020 decreased by eleven percent and amounted to SEK 7,448 million (8,371). The decrease is attributable to Sweden.

Operating profit for the fourth quarter amounted to SEK 197 million (207) and the operating margin was 2.6 percent (2.5).

January – December 2020

Net sales for 2020 decreased by eight percent and amounted to SEK 26,989 million (29,416). The decrease is attributable to Sweden while net sales in operations in Norway and Finland increased. The proportion of housing continues to contract while other building construction for the public sector has grown.

Operating profit for the year amounted to SEK 663 million (711) and the operating margin amounted to 2.5 percent (2.4).

Orders received and order backlog

October – December 2020

Orders received during the fourth quarter amounted to SEK 6,620 million (7,789).

January – December 2020

Orders received during 2020 increased slightly to SEK 26,597 million (26,155). The orders received are relatively well spread regarding products and location.

Order backlog on December 31, 2020 was SEK 26,558 million compared to SEK 26,928 million at the end of December 2019.

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 7,448 8,371 26,989 29,416
Operating profit, MSEK Rörelseresultat, Mkr 197 207 663 711
Operating margin, % Rörelsemarginal, % 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.4
Orders received, MSEK Orderingång, Mkr 6,620 7,789 26,597 26,155
Order backlog, MSEK Orderstock, Mkr 26,558 26,928 26,558 26,928
Number of employees at the end of the period Antal anställda vid periodens utgång 5,878 6,299 5,878 6,299