Ownership information

The largest shareholders in AB Volvo are listed below. The table is updated quarterly.

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Volvo share statistics

Distribution of shares, December 31, 20171

  Number of shareholders % of total votes* Share of capital, %*
1-1,000 shares 191,676 2.8 2.5
1,001-10,000 shares 44,247 5.5 5.8
10,001-100,000 shares 3,722 3.3 4.5
100,001- 876 88.4 87.2
Total 240,521 100.0 100.0

1 Based on all registered shares.

AB Volvo held 4.5% of the Company’s shares on December 31, 2017.

Data per share (adjusted for issues and splits)1

  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Basic earnings, SEK1 10.33 6.47 7.42 1.03 1.77 5.44 8.75 5.36 -7.26 4.90 7.37
Cash dividend, SEK 4.258 3.25 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.50 0 2.00 5.50
Share price at year end (B share), SEK 152.70 106.40 79.10 84.70 84.45 88.80 75.30 118.50 61.45 42.90 108.50
Dividend yield (B share), %2 2.8 3.1 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.4 4.0 2.1 - 4.7 5.1
Effective return (B share), %3 48 39 -3 4 -2 22 -34 97 43 -59 25.7
Price/earnings ratio (B share)4 14.8 16.4 10.7 82.2 47.7 16.3 8.6 22.1 neg 8.8 14.7
EBIT multiple5 9.9 11.7 7.7 26.3 19.6 9.0 5.1 12.0 neg 3.6 9.7
Payout ratio, %6 41 50 40 291 169 55 34 47 - 41 75
Shareholders' equity, SEK7 54
47 41 39 38 43 42 36 33 41 41
Return on shareholders' equity, % 20.8 14.9 18.4 2.8 5.0 12.9 23.1 16.0 neg 12.1 18.1
  • Basic earnings per share is calculated as income for the period divided by average number of shares outstanding.
  • Proposed dividend in SEK per share divided by share price at year end.
  • Share price at year end, including proposed dividend during the year, divided by share price at beginning of the year.
  • Share price at year end divided by basic earnings per share.
  • Market value at year end less net financial position and minority interests divided by operating income.
  • Cash dividend divided by basic earnings per share.
  • Shareholders’ equity for shareholders in AB Volvo divided by number of shares outstanding at year end.
  • Proposed by the Board of Directors.

Other share data

  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Numbers of shareholders at year end 240,521 237,654 234,989 237,871 246,265 242,482 251,715 240,043 233,311 220,192 197,519
Number of Series A shares outstanding at year end, million 459 472 485 492 499 526 643 657 657 657 657
Number of Series B shares outstanding at year end, million 1,573 1,560 1,546 1,537 1,530 1,502 1,385 1,371 1,371 1,371 1,369
Average number of shares outstanding, million 2,032 2,031 2,030 2,028 2,028 2,028 2,027 2,027 2,027 2,027 2,025
Number of Series A shares traded in Stockholm during the year, million 46.7 67.2 51.7 86.3 53.0 45.4 130.5 203.2 147.0 308.0 172.3
Number of Series B shares traded in Stockholm during the year, million 1,341.3 1,667.9 2,052.1 2,068.7 1,878.5 2,081.2 2,944.1 2,272.4 2,713.9 3,130.0 2,712.4
Share ownership