Continued growth and major investments for the future

Another year of successful growth both organically and with acquisitions

2019 in brief

In 2019, sales increased to SEK 1,519 (1,366) million and operating profit was SEK 243 (251) million. The average number of employees during the year was 617 (536).


HMS opens a new office in Seoul, South Korea.

HMS acquires the majority of German company WEBfactory GmbH, a leading provider of web-based software solutions for automation and IIoT.

HMS opens a new sales and support office in Dubai, UAE.

HMS launches HMS Hub™, a new platform for IIoT where Hardware meets Software™.

HMS announces a collaboration with Ericsson regarding smart manufacturing over 5G.

HMS acquires Raster Products B.V., which is HMS’ primary distributor of Ewon products in the Netherlands.

HMS wins the prestigious Swedish Enterprise Award in Germany.

HMS implements a cost reduction program to adapt to weaker market conditions. In total, the program affects 43 employees throughout the group.

During the fall trade fairs, HMS launches a number of solutions under the theme “Hardware Meets Software™, all of which enable industrial hardware to connect to IoT software.

HMS delivers the 7,000,000th Anybus product to IAI Corporation.

Key figures

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
2020  2019  2018 2017 2016
Net sales, SEK m  1,467  1,519 1,366 1,183 952
Growth in net sales, %  -3  11 15 24 36
Operating profit, SEK m  288  243 251 212 149
Operating margin, %  20  16 18 18 16
Profit for the year  220  205 171 143 100
Order intake, SEK m  1,447  1,470 1,433 1,204 966
Earnings per share, basic, SEK*  4.79  4.43 3.68 3.06 2.16
Dividend per share, SEK*  2.00** 0.00  1.80 1.50 1.00
Cash flow from operating activities, SEK m  370 254  193 207 155
Average number of employees  614 617  536 486 467


* Key ratios have been recalculated based on the 4:1 share split in the second quarter of 2017.
** Board's proposal.

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