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AAK Annual Report 2016

Reasons to invest in AAK The underlying global growth in the segments in which AAK is present is normally in line with global GDP growth. AAK has in the past been able to grow faster than the underlying markets in our focus areas – speciality and semi-speciality solutions in Food Ingredients and Chocolate & Confectionery Fats – despite not having a fully global footprint. With our JUHHQ¿HOGLQYHVWPHQWVDQGRXUODWHVWDFTXLVLWLRQVLQJURZWK markets, we have strengthened our footprint and become a truly global company. Our ambition is to continue to grow faster than the underlying markets. 'HVSLWHFRQVLGHUDEOHJUHHQ¿HOGLQYHVWPHQWVZHKDYH over recent years built a very strong balance sheet with an improved equity ratio. Combined with long-term loan agreements this has created a solid foundation for further growth, both organically and through selective and strategic acquisitions. AAK has an important geographical footprint in regions where both population and urbanization is increasing – demographic changes that open up substantial market opportunities. We are furthermore strongly supported by our customer value propositions for health and reduced costs and our customer product co-development and solutions approach. Between 2010 and 2016 AAK has annually increased its RSHUDWLQJSUR¿WE\SHUFHQWRQDYHUDJHDW¿HGIRUHLJQ exchange rates and excluding acquisitions). Including acquisitions and positive currency translation differences, RSHUDWLQJSUR¿WKDVLQFUHDVHGSHUFHQWRQDYHUDJH%DVHG on our high activity within sales, customer innovation and new product development, and based on the very solid foundation we have built and our strong executive and local management, we see no reason to lower that ambition for the coming years. $$.¶VRSHUDWLQJSUR¿WSHUTXDUWHU± 500 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 SEK Million Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 178 204 220 242 287 321 381 164 196 211 244 281 326 368 231 246 273 303 331 376 431 251 265 292 328 343 388 435 1 3 4 2 29 Above the market growth Very strong underlying growth drivers Average 10 percent year-over-year operating SUR¿WLPSURYHPHQWIRUWKHFRPLQJ\HDUV Strong balance sheet supporting further growth


AAK Annual Report 2016
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