Annual Report 2020

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YEAR IN BRIEF

SEK 695.2 million

Net revenue (704.8)

SEK 42.2 million

EBITA (53.1)

24.2 %

Return on equity (34.5%)

0.75 SEK PER SHARE

Dividend (0.60)

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

An unusual and challenging year to say the least

Ultimately, the effect on our markets from the pandemic was limited in terms of sales and earnings. 

This is Christian Berner

Supplementing business areas

Christian Berner’s operations are conducted in a decentralised way in subsidiaries that make decisions close to the business. Coordination of the company’s various product areas takes place in two product areas, which complement each other well with partly different business logic and business models. This creates clear benefits, among other things, based on a business cycle perspective.

Materials Technology

Materials Technology

Sales of engineering plastics vibration-damping and noise-reduction materials.

Process & Environment

Process & Environment

Offerings to customers with a need primarily for process equipment and complete technical systems.

4 segments
Revenue per segment 2020
In general, our markets in the Nordic region were stable, but major machinery investments were postponed, which negatively impacted our revenue and earnings.
  • Sweden, SEK 484 million
  • Norway, SEK 100 million
  • Finland, SEK 88 million
  • Denmark, SEK 22 million
 4,400 customers

The key customer segments are the pulp and paper industry, engineering industry, construction industry, food industry and petrochemicals and refineries.

150 suppliers

Most of the suppliers are based in Europe, but raw materials procurement and production take place all over the world.

Strategy

Strategy for high value creation

Christian Berner’s new vision is to create innovative technical solutions for a sustainable society. The overall strategic objective is profitable and sustainable growth achieved through a strategy that focuses on value creation for all stakeholders. The overall objective has been broken down into several financial and sustainability targets.

Through clear targets...

  • We create strong customer value
  • We strengthen sustainability
  • We conduct a profitable business

...and clear processes...

  • Increasing value in the value chain
  • optimising the portfolio
  • Improving continuously

...we achieve a business that

is meaningful
to society
and employees

and

creates
profitable and 
sustainable growth
for our shareholders

Financial targets

Growth, both organic and through acquisitions, is a central part of the company’s strategy.

>10%

Revenue growth

9%

EBITA margin

35%

Equity ratio

25%

Return on equity

30–50%

Dividend

Net revenue and operating profit

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability work is an integrated part of the Group’s goals and strategies for profitable growth. In 2020, Christian Berner signed the UN’s sustainability initiative, the Global Compact. Christian Berner actively works according to Agenda 2030, which together with the framework for sustainability work forms the basis of the sustainability efforts.

SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

BALANCING OF THE POWER GRID

SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

Increased timber construction

SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

Less friction provides lower energy consumption.

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