The year in brief

Net sales

SEK 5,328 M

(2022: SEK 6,875 M)

Underlying operating result

SEK 30 M

(2022: SEK 488 M)

Operating result

SEK -52 M

(2022: SEK 418 M)

Result after tax

SEK -60 M

(2022: SEK 324 M)

Cash flow from operating activities

SEK 491 M

(2022: SEK 204 M)

Result per share

SEK -4.59

(2022: SEK 24.96)

CEO STATEMENT

STRONG CASH FLOW DESPITE DECREASED DEMAND

Demand decreased rapidly during the year, mainly from the construction industry, while material pricesfell. This led to a 23 percent decline in net sales and pressured gross margins, resulting in an underlyingoperating margin of 0.6 percent. Focus during the year has been on working with costs, taking marketshares and securing a positive cash flow.

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Sustainability report

INCREASE AND SPREAD KNOWLEDGE IN THE ORGANIZATION

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BUSINESS AREA SWEDEN & POLAND

LOCAL PRESENCE AND HIGH LEVEL OF SERVICE

Business area Sweden & Poland accounted for 49 percent (49) of BE Group’s net sales in 2023. The business area includes the Group’s operations in Sweden consisting of the companies BE Group Sverige, BE Group Produktion Arvika, the joint venture ArcelorMittal BE Group SSC AB and the Polish operation BE Group Poland. The roughly 2,000 customers in the manufacturing and construction industries receive deliveries from warehouse and production facilities in Norrköping and Arvika in Sweden and Trebaczew in Southern Poland.

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BUSINESS AREA FINLAND & BALTICS

DELIVER VALUE-CREATING SOLUTIONS

In 2023, the business area accounted for a total of 51 percent (51) of the Group’s net sales. The business area consists of the Group’s operations in Finland and the three Baltic States. The operations in Finland consist of production and warehousing facilities in Lapua, Lahti and Turku and sales offices in nine locations. The operations in the Baltics consists of sales units in Maardu, Riga and Kaunas and a warehouse facility in Maardu.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

A MODERN E-COMMERCE SOLUTION

Digitalization facilitates both suppliers and customers and implies manynew opportunities, including in the form of greater accessibility and moreefficient transactions. The BE Group webshop – BE Online – is a modern e-commerce solution forpurchasing and planning. Here, customers can order materials and viewdetailed information on material properties, qualities and dimensions,download certificates, check inventory and follow orders from order to delivery.

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THIS IS BE GROUP

BE Group dates back to the 1800s and is today one of the Nordic region’sleading trading and service companies in steel, stainless steel and aluminum.

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THE BE GROUP SHARE

Since 2006, BE Group AB has been listed on the NASDAQ Stockholm Exchange under the ticker BEGR. The company is included in the Basic Resources sector and has ISIN code SE0008321921.

At the end of 2022, BE Group had 13,615 shareholders, compared with 12,101 at the end of the previous year. AB Traction and Svedulf Fastighets AB were the two largest owners with, in total, approximately 50% of the shares. 

Market capitalization end of year

SEK 927 M

(2022: SEK 1,051 M)

Highest price paid 2023

SEK 149.90

(2022: SEK 249.00)

P/E ratio

-15.5

(2022: 3.2)

Closing balance 2023

SEK 71.25

(2022: SEK 80.80)

Lowest price paid 2023

SEK 65.90

(2022: SEK 64.40)

Yield rate

-%

(2022: 14.85%)