NCC starts new business area for the green transition and updates its financial targets
At today’s Capital Market Day, NCC presents updated financial targets for operations and the news that NCC’s resources for projects driven by the green industrial transition will be collected in a separate business area. Starting in 2024, the NCC Green Industry Transformation business area (GIT) will be established.
Large industrial investments in the coming decades of hundreds of billions of kronor will require exceptional expertise, logistics and leadership. NCC has been building up specialist expertise for quite some time to meet this demand in terms of major industrial buildings and will collect this in its own business area in 2024. NCC currently has long-running discussions with customers about coming projects.
“The strong industrial growth that we’re seeing today, primarily in Sweden but also in other parts of the Nordic region, is creating substantial opportunities. It also, in no uncertain terms, requires that we focus our expertise and our resources correctly to conduct these projects efficiently,” says Tomas Carlsson, CEO of NCC.
The right expertise is essential and recruitment for a new business area head is ongoing.
“We’ve collected specialists from all parts of NCC, from infrastructure to property development. The projects we’re seeing today are predominantly in northern Sweden, but there are also opportunities in other parts of Sweden and the Nordic region,” continues Tomas Carlsson.
This will allow existing business areas to continue to focus on their core business and continue the positive development that has already started. Today NCC has strong organizations in the industrial growth zones that can also accept large projects driven by growth, for example, new infrastructure and expanding residential units and public infrastructure such as schools, healthcare and water and sewage systems.
The change applies from January 1, 2024. Resources will gradually be transferred to the new business area during 2024. Financially, the business area is reported under the “Other” segment for at least the entirety of 2024.
Financial targets retained and extended
Since 2021, NCC has had the following financial targets: earnings per share of at least SEK 16, net debt is to be less than 2.5 times EBITDA by 2023, and a dividend policy stating that approximately 60 percent of after-tax profit for the year is to be distributed. These targets have been retained and extended.
“We are continuing to focus on a small number of targets to strengthen NCC’s strategic direction and position and also maintain the levels. The targets are relevant for our operations, are clearly focused on our shareholders and the levels are both attainable and possible to uphold over time. However, in the short term they are reliant on the property market becoming more accessible,” says Tomas Carlsson, CEO of NCC.
Earnings per share
SEK 16 in earnings per share
Net debt: <2.5 times EBITDA
≈ 60 percent of after-tax profit for the year is to be distributed to shareholders.
*Net debt excludes pension debt and lease liability. EBITDA refers to operating profit according to the income statement, with reversal of depreciation and impairment losses.
More information will be presented during today’s Capital Market Day
NCC is holding its Capital Market Day today between 1:15 and 4:00 p.m CET, when NCC’s President and CEO Tomas Carlsson will, together with the company’s Senior Management Team, provide an update on NCC’s operations, strategic focus and financial position. If you would like to take part in person at Hotell Scandic Continental in Stockholm, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to take part online, click this link: https://creo-live.creomediamanager.com/7ce06d14-b046-41b3-88fb-b72bdf2138b9. Questions can be asked either online or by phoning one of the following numbers: SE: +46 8 505 100 31, UK: +44 207 107 06 13, US: +1 631 570 56 13 when the program begins.
For further information, please contact:
Maria Grimberg, Head of Communication and Investor Relations, NCC, +46 70 896 12 88
Tove Stål, Head of Group External Relations, NCC, email@example.com, +46 76 521 61 02
NCC’s media line: +46 8 585 519 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, NCC’s Media bank
About NCC. NCC is one of the leading construction companies in the Nordics. Based on its expertise in managing complex construction processes, NCC contributes to the positive impact of construction for its customers and society. Operations include building and infrastructure project contracting, asphalt and stone materials production, and commercial property development. In 2022, NCC had sales of SEK 54 bn and 12,500 employees. The NCC shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.