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, 20191

  Number of shareholders % of total votes* Share of capital, %*
1-1,000 shares 202,828 2.7 2.5
1,001-10,000 shares 43,814 5.3 5.7
10,001-100,000 shares 3,539 3.1 4.1
100,001- 616 88.9 87.7
Total 250,798 100.0 100.0

1 Based on all registered shares.

AB Volvo held 4.5% of the Company’s shares on December 31, 2019.

Data per share (adjusted for issues and splits)1

  2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Basic earnings, SEK1 17.64 12.25 10.08 6.47 7.42 1.03 1.77 5.44 8.75 5.36 -7.26
Cash dividend, SEK 13.00 10.00 4.258 3.25 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 2.50 0
Share price at year end (B share), SEK 156.90 115.95 152.70 106.40 79.10 84.70 84.45 88.80 75.30 118.50 61.45
Dividend yield (B share), %2 8.3 8.6 2.8 3.1 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.4 4.0 2.1 -
Effective return (B share), %3 47 -21 48 39 -3 4 -2 22 -34 97 43
Price/earnings ratio (B share)4 8.9 9.5 14.8 16.4 10.7 82.2 47.7 16.3 8.6 22.1 neg
EBIT multiple5 6.1 6.5 9.9 11.7 7.7 26.3 19.6 9.0 5.1 12.0 neg
Payout ratio, %6 74 82 41 50 40 291 169 55 34 47 -
Shareholders' equity, SEK7 66 61 52
47 41 39 38 43 42 36 33
Return on shareholders' equity, % 27.0 21.3 20.5 14.9 18.4 2.8 5.0 12.9 23.1 16.0 neg
  1. Basic earnings per share is calculated as income for the period divided by average number of shares outstanding. 
  2. Proposed dividend in SEK per share divided by share price at year end.
  3. Share price at year end, including proposed dividend during the year, divided by share price at beginning of the year.
  4. Share price at year end divided by basic earnings per share. 
  5. Market value at year end less net financial position and non-controlling interests divided by operating income.
  6. Cash dividend divided by basic earnings per share. 
  7. Total equity for shareholders in AB Volvo divided by number of shares outstanding at year end.

Other share data

  2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Numbers of shareholders at year end 250,798 245,663 240,521 237,654 234,989 237,871 246,265 242,482 251,715 240,043 233,311
Number of Series A shares outstanding at year end, million 456 457 459 472 485 492 499 526 643 657 657
Number of Series B shares outstanding at year end, million 1,577 1,576 1,573 1,560 1,546 1,537 1,530 1,502 1,385 1,371 1,371
Average number of shares outstanding, million 2,033 2,032 2,032 2,031 2,030 2,028 2,028 2,028 2,027 2,027 2,027
Number of Series A shares traded in Stockholm during the year, million 43.8 51.8 46.7 67.2 51.7 86.3 53.0 45.4 130.5 203.2 147.0
Number of Series B shares traded in Stockholm during the year, million 1,146.1 1,293.8 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
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