Skanska in brief

Skanska in brief
Skanska is one of the world's leading project development and construction groups,
concentrated on selected home markets in the Nordic countries, other European countries and
in North America. With a focus on green construction, ethics, occupational health and safety,
Skanska offers competitive solutions – not least for the most complex assignments.
Short facts:
Founded: 1887
Geographic markets in: the Nordic region, other European countries and North America
Operations: Construction and development of commercial property, residential and public
private partnership (PPP) projects
Employees: 58,000 (2014)
CEO: Johan Karlström
Largest shareholders: Industrivärden, Lundberg Group, Alecta
Share listed: NASDAQ Stockholm
Key figures (2014)
SEK M 145,029
Operating income
SEK M 5,766
Income after financial items
SEK M 5,473
Earnings per share*
SEK 9.98
Return on equity
Skanska’s markets and operation:
To develop, build and maintain the physical environment for living, traveling and working.
Our vision is to be a leader in our home markets, to be the customer's first choice in construction and
project development.
Targets and values
Our overall goals are:
• Generate customer and shareholder value.
• Be a leader, in terms of size and profitability, within our segments in the home markets of our
construction business units
• Be a leading project developer in local markets and in selected product areas.
Our values are based on our Code of Conduct and expressed in the qualitative targets of our Five
• Zero work site accidents
• Zero ethical breaches
• Zero environmental incidents
• Zero defects
• Zero loss-making projects
Our strategy is to:
• focus on our core business in construction and project development in selected home markets
• focus on recruiting, developing and retaining talented employees and to take steps to achieve
increased diversity
• be a leader in identifying and systematically managing risks and opportunities
• be an industry leader in sustainable development, particularly in occupational health and
safety, the environment and ethics
• take advantage of financial synergies within the Group by investing the cash flow from
construction operations in project development
• utilize potential efficiency gains found in greater industrialization of the construction process
and coordination of procurement