We receive many questions about various topics. Here you will find a selection of the most frequently asked questions.
How can I contact Swedish Match with questions pertaining to Investor relations?
Use the contact function here on the web site.
Where are Swedish Match shares listed and what are the listing details?
Swedish Match shares have been listed at the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996 under the abbreviated name SWMA. In the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm list, which was introduced on October 2, 2006, Swedish Match is classified as a Large-Cap Company (market value of more than EUR 1 billion). The company is classified as Stockholm listed and belongs to sector 30, Consumer Staples. More information on the share is found on the website: The share.
Name: Swedish Match AB
ISIN Code: SE0000310336
Sector: Consumer Staples
When are Swedish Match´s interim reports published?
Swedish Match´s fiscal year follows the calendar year and begins on January 1 and ends on December 31. Interim reports are published in April, July, October and February.
You can read and subscribe for future financial events on the website: Calendar. All interim reports from and including 1997 and forward are available on the page Interim reports.
Who should I contact if I would like to change the information on my Swedish Match shares?
In most cases, the bank or the stockbroker will be able to assist you with changes (of name, address, etc.). If you are a direct-registered owner, you can also submit changes to Euroclear Sweden AB directly at:
Euroclear Sweden AB
Where would I find historic financial information on Swedish Match?
Annual Reports from and including 1996 and interim reports from and including 1997 are available on the website. See the pages Annual reports and Interim reports.
If you would like to subscribe to financial information via e-mail or text message, or order the most recently published edition of financial reports, you could do so through our subscription service.
What is the acquisition value of the Swedish Match shares that I received from the Volvo spin-off in 1996?
The acquisition value of one Swedish Match share is 12% of the acquisition value of the former Volvo share. For example, if you paid SEK 100 for one Volvo share, the acquisition value for the Swedish Match share is SEK 12 and the remaining SEK 88 is the acquisition value for the former Volvo share. For specific income tax questions, please contact your tax advisor.
Can spread sheets with financial information be downloaded?
Excel documents with financial information may be downloaded from the website, under Financial tables. See Financial tables.
How many Swedish Match shareholders are there?
Information pertaining to ownership structure is available on the website. See Share holdings.
Who are the majority shareholders in Swedish Match and how many shares do they own?
Which analysts track Swedish Match?
The telephone numbers for the analysts that track Swedish Match are available on the website. See Analysts and estimates.
Can I purchase Swedish Match shares directly from the company and what is the company´s reinvestment program for dividends?
Swedish Match has no direct sale of shares or reinvestment program for dividends.
Why would a company want to repurchase its own shares?
With shareholders´ approval, a company may repurchase a certain portion of its own shares in the stock market. The shares may be held in the form of Treasury Stock (the company´s holdings of own shares) for cancellation or use at a later date. Repurchase of shares could have a positive influence on the key ratio "Earnings per share," since the company´s profits are divided by a lower number of shares outstanding. According to the Board of Swedish Match, a more efficient balance sheet is achieved, and it is possible to transfer the value to shareholders, by using a portion of the distributable earnings for repurchase (in addition to dividend).
Which factors control share prices?
Share prices depend on supply and demand. When there are more shares for sale at a certain price than are demanded, share prices are lower, and vice versa. The level of purchasing and selling rates are determined by, for example, the company´s financial results, the public opinion of the sector or the company´s competitors, the general economic situation, profitability in other markets, currency rates, expectations on future profits, in and outflow of mutual funds. But there are also other factors that affect share prices.
Where can I find more financial information about Swedish Match?
On the website:
Every quarter, Swedish Match publishes a company presentation with the quarterly figures on the website. The presentations are in the form of PDF files and are often used by analysts and institutional investors. See Presentations.
The Euroland website offers financial basic information on Swedish Match in several European languages.
Further information on Swedish Match is available on a number of financial websites such as Yahoo and Standard & Poor´s guides.
What is Swedish Match´s credit rating?
Current credit rating for Swedish Match is listed on the page Credit ratings.
What is the purpose of Investor Relations (IR)?
At Swedish Match, Investor Relations´ assignment is to provide regular, correct and detailed information on issues that concern both you and the company. With the help of IR services on the Internet you could collect the most recent press releases, reports and company presentations. These are used by share analysts at brokerage firms, fund managers, private shareholders, employees, media and other interested parties.
You are welcome to contact the IR department if you have any questions.
What designation does Swedish Match AB have in various context?
Ticker code on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SWMA
Code at Bloomberg: SWMA
Code at Reuters: SWMA.ST
ISIN code: SE0000310336
Corporate registration number: 556015-0756