Volvo Group published third quarter 2020 financial results

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 The FINANCIAL — Volvo Group reported Q3 financial results. In Q3 2020, net sales amounted to SEK 76.9 billion (98.7). Adjusted for currency movements, net sales decreased by 16%.

•    Adjusted operating income amounted to SEK 7,217 M (10,885), corresponding to an adjusted operating margin of 9.4% (11.0).

•    Reported operating income amounted to SEK 7,508 M (10,885).

•    Currency movements had a negative impact on operating income of SEK 1,499 M.

•    Diluted earnings per share amounted to SEK 2.81 (3.67).

•    Operating cash flow in the Industrial Operations was positive in an amount of SEK 11,712 M (1,831).

“In Q3, utilization of trucks and machines gradually improved as COVID-19 restrictions were eased. Towards the end of the quarter transport activity was back on roughly the same level as a year ago in most markets. This led to an improved sentiment among our customers, which is reflected in increased order intake for trucks, engines and construction equipment as well as a gradually improving service business. In the last two quarters, our organization and business partners have shown great volume flexibility by first handling a dramatic volume decline and then a steep recovery with good productivity maintained. However, the weak order intake in the previous quarter impacted the Group’s net sales in Q3, which amounted to SEK 76.9 billion – 16% lower than a year ago adjusted for currency. Our service business is more stable, with currency-adjusted revenues coming down by only 1% compared to Q3 last year and with a sequential improvement. Despite the sales decline we achieved an adjusted operating margin of 9.4% (11.0) thanks to significant cost reductions,” says Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO.

 

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