Adjusted earnings per share
Profit for the period excluding larger one-time items net of tax ÷ Average number of shares outstanding.
Used as an alternative measure of earnings per share which is not affected by items which impact comparability between periods.
A cigar comprises three parts: filler, binder and wrapper. The binder encloses the filler and holds the cigar together. Vickel is the name used for the combination of binder and filler. The binder is not visible and is not chosen for its appearance but for its strength and burning properties where excellent binding creates a slow and even burn.
Chief Executive Officer.
Chief Financial Officer.
Chief Operating Officer.
Dividend pay-out ratio
100 x Dividend (proposed after year-end) ÷ Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations, basic.
Used as a measure of the percentage of net profits distributed as a dividend to shareholders.
100 x Dividend (proposed after year-end) ÷ Share price at year-end.
Used as a measure of cash return to shareholders.
(Market capitalization + Net debt + Non-controlling interest) ÷ Operating profit.
Used as a measure of Group enterprise value in relation to operating profit generation.
Profit for the period excluding larger one-time items, net finance cost, tax, amortization and impairments of intangible assets.
Used as a measure of operating performance relative to the financial obligations of the Group.
EBITA 12 months rolling
The aggregated profit excluding larger one-time items, net finance cost, tax, amortization and impairments of intangible assets for the 12-month period preceding the closing date.
Used as a measure of operating performance relative to the financial obligations of the Group.
EBITA interest cover
EBITA ÷ (Interest expense – Interest income).
Used as a measure of the ability to fund interest expenses.
Profit for the period excluding larger one-time items, net finance cost, income tax, depreciation, amortization and impairments of tangible, intangible and right-of-use assets.
Used as an alternative measure of operating performance that is not impacted by historical investments and the related accounting treatment of such investments as well as items which impact comparability between periods.
EBITDA from product segments
Operating profit from product segments excluding depreciation, amortization and impairments of tangible, intangible and right of use assets.
Used as an alternative measure of operating performance for the core commercial businesses of Swedish Match, that is not impacted by historical investments and the related accounting treatment of such investments as well as items which impact comparability between periods.
100 × EBITDA ÷ Sales.
Used as an alternative measure of operating profitability.
EBITDA margin from product segments
100 × EBITDA from product segments ÷ Sales from product segments.
Used as an alternative measure of operating profitability for the core commercial businesses of Swedish Match.
Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing. ECLT is a foundation that works together with tobacco-buying companies and professional representatives with the aim of eliminating child labor on tobacco fields. Swedish Match is represented on the Board and the Company’s major tobacco suppliers are also members.
European Smokeless Tobacco Council. Established in 1989 and represents the interests of smokeless tobacco manufacturers and distributors as well as tobacco trade associations. Monitors all smokeless tobacco related issues, including the latest scientific developments at a European and global level.
Food and Drug Administration.
Fermentation is a bio-chemical process that breaks down and matures the tobacco, which gives tobacco its specific character. The tobacco darkens somewhat and a great deal of the nicotine in the tobacco disappears.
Fermentation is performed by allowing the tobacco to rest in large bales for several weeks. When the temperature reaches the desired level, the bales are restacked so that each tobacco leaf ends up in a new place. The outer ones are placed inside and the upper ones are placed lowest, etc. This is repeated several times during the process. Factors that affect fermentation are heat, humidity and pressure.
A cigar comprises three parts: filler, binder and wrapper. The filler consists of one or several different types of tobacco, which are carefully chosen based on taste, aroma, burning properties and quality. The filler can consist of either a few whole tobacco leaves - long filler, or a base of tobacco chopped into pieces - short filler.
FoilFresh® is a packaging solution for mass market cigars, developed by Swedish Match, that the Company has been using in the US since early 2008. The FoilFresh® packaging keeps the cigars fresh for a longer period of time.
Forest Stewardship Council. An independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests.
Quality standard for Swedish snus developed by Swedish Match. Adopted as an industry standard.
Global Reporting Initiative. GRI is a network based organization that produces a broad sustainability reporting framework widely used around the world. The core goals of GRI include the mainstreaming of disclosure on environmental, social and economic performance.
Homogenized tobacco leaves for cigars. Certain short fillers, often cigarillos, have binders and/or wrappers made from homogenized tobacco leaves. HTL is tobacco that is finely ground to a powder, mixed with water and rolled into tobacco sheets. This is done in order to maintain an even quality in mass produced products.
International Financial Reporting Standards is a single set of accounting standards developed to ensure transparancy and comparability of financial information. All publicly listed companies in the European Union are required to use IFRS.
International Organization for Standardization. An international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.
International Tobacco Growers’ Association. A non-profit organization founded in 1984 with the objective of presenting the cause of tobacco farmers.
A business venture undertaken by two or more parties who jointly control the venture and split the risks and rewards in accordance with the legal agreement establishing the venture.
Larger one-time items
Larger one-time items are separately disclosed non-recurring income and cost which usually refer to larger capital gains or losses on divestments, larger asset impairments and restructuring costs and other larger non-recurring income and costs recognized during the period.
Used to provide information regarding items which impact comparability between periods.
Share price at year-end × Number of shares outstanding at year-end.
Used as a measure of the market value of the Group.
Modified Risk Tobacco Product. A MRTP is a tobacco product that is considered to reduce harm and the risk of tobacco-related disease associated with other tobacco products.
Current and non-current loans, adjusted for components of derivatives (assets and liabilities) relating to these loans + net provisions for pensions and similar obligations + current and non-current lease liabilities – cash and cash equivalents and other short-term investments.
Used as a measure of net financial obligations.
Net debt ÷ EBITA.
Used as an indication of the duration (in years) required to fund existing net financial obligations with free cash flows from the ongoing business.
Operating margin from product segments
100 × Operating profit from product segments ÷ Sales from product segments.
Used as a measure of operational profitability of the core commercial businesses of Swedish Match excluding the impact of Other operations (incl. Swedish distribution function).
Operating profit/loss (EBIT) from product segments
Operating profit from reportable segments, excluding Other operations and larger one-time items.
Used as a measure of operating performance of the core commercial businesses of Swedish Match, excluding the impact of Other operations (incl. Swedish distribution function) and items which impact comparability between periods.
Share price at year-end ÷ Earnings per share.
Used as a measure of the estimated market value based on net profit generation.
The record date is the date by which a shareholder must be registered in the shareholders´ register or in Euroclear Sweden AB share register to be entitled to dividends.
Sales from product segments
Sales from reportable segments, which excludes Other operations.
Used as a measure of sales performance of the core commercial businesses of Swedish Match, excluding the impact of Other operations (incl. Swedish distribution function).
Socially Responsible Investment, also known as SRI, is the practice of making investment decisions on the basis of not only financial performance, but also on ethical, social, and environmental criteria. Socially responsible investors pursue certain economic objectives but at the same time favor sustainable companies.
Swedish Match proprietary white portion snus technology.
100 × (Share price at year-end – Share price at preceding year-end + Dividend paid + Return on reinvested dividend) ÷ Share price at preceding year-end.
Used as a measure of the Group’s total value creation for shareholders, including cash returns and share price appreciation/depreciation.
A cigar comprises three parts: filler, binder and wrapper. The wrapper is the outer tobacco leaf, which is seen on the cigar and is chosen for its appearance. It should be attractive, without spots or blemishes and uniform color. Other demands are that it should be thin, smooth and without large veins and be supple and durable. In order to produce perfect wrappers for handmade cigars, the tobacco is often shade-grown. This protects the tobacco from strong sunlight, which in turn produces light, thin and elastic leaves with small veins.
Abbreviation for year to date. Usually means the period starting 1 January of the current year and ending today.