Orkla ASA

Orkla ASA

Orkla ASA

Overview
Date Founded

1918

Headquarters

Nedre Skøyenvei 26,Oslo 0276

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

18.2K

Industries

Food
Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries
Wholesale: Consumer Durables
Luxury & Specialty Goods
Retail: Food & Beverage
Metal Manufacturing & Products

Company Description

Orkla ASA engages in the provision of consumer goods, and concept solutions among groceries, specialist retailers, out-of-home sectors, and the bakery market. It operates its business through the following segments: Orkla Foods; Orkla Confectionary and Snacks; Orkla Care; Orkla Food Ingredients; Branded Consumer Goods; Hydropower; Financial Investments; and HQ or Business. The Orkla Foods comprises of Orkla's food businesses.The Orkla Confectionary and Snacks segment offers confectionery, snacks, and biscuit products. The Orkla Care segment covers branded consumer goods companies which primarily serve the Nordic region as their home market such as home and personal care including laundry detergents and personal care products. The Orkla Food Ingredients segment supplies bakery and ice cream ingredients and produces margarine and butter blend products, bread and cake improvers and mixes, marzipan, yeast, and ice cream ingredients. The Branded Consumer Goods segment comprises of Orkla Foods; Orkla Care; Orkla Investments; Orkla Confectionery and Snacks; and Orkla Food Ingredients segments. The Hydropower segment consists of power operations. The Financial Investments segment includes Orkla Eeiendom, investment in real properties, as well as the administration, development, and sale of properties. The HQ or Business segment covers activities at the Group's head office. The company was founded on February 27, 1918 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

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Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Executive Officer, Sweden

Chief Executive Officer, Kims Denmark

Chief Executive Officer of Orkla Confectionary & Snacks

Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Orkla Food Ingredients

Group Director, Human Resources

Business Development Director, Orkla Confectionery & Snacks

Purchasing Director, Orkla Brands

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Founder at Canica AS

President & Chief Executive Officer at Swedish Match AB

Industrial Advisor at Vaaka Partners Oy

President & Chief Executive Officer at Orkla ASA

Chief Executive Officer at Next Step Citizen A/S

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Former Professional at Nidar AS

Member, Board of Directors at Orkla ASA

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Orkla ASA, Orkla Foods Sverige AB purchase Struer Brød A/S

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$87.1B
Total Enterprise Value
$88.4B
Earnings Per Share
$8.43
Revenue
$39.6B
Net Profit
$4.32B
EBITDA
$5.82B
EBITDAMargin
14.71%
Total Debt
$5.18B
Total Equity
$34.8B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
10.65%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
6.73%
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Unilever NV Personal Products - Rotterdam, ZH

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