ASSA ABLOY Annual Report 2012 /Global/Investors/Annual-Report/2012/School%20children%20524x224.jpg The ASSA ABLOY Annual Report 2012 is available as a PDF and printed copies can be ordered to be delivered. Download PDF ASSA ABLOY Annual Report 2012 Order printed copies Printed copies of the ASSA ABLOY Annual Report can be ordered here. Extract from the CEO statement: Market position provides a sound basis for continued profitable growth and value creation "Once again we can look back on a very good year for ASSA ABLOY, despite tough market conditions in a global recession. Sales rose 12 percent to SEK 46,619 M and organic growth was 2 percent. Operating income increased 13 percent to SEK 7,501 M and the margin strengthened further to 16.1 percent. Our performance in 2012 confirms once again the long-term strength of the Group’s strategies and action programs. during five years of financial crisis, ASSA ABLOY has increased sales by 34 percent and operating income by 36 percent, with a continued strong cash flow and good financial stability. Excellent performance in recent years has consolidated ASSA ABLOY’s position as the largest global supplier of door opening solutions, providing a sound basis for continued profitable growth and value creation." Johan Molin, President and CEO Important events during the year: Sales increased by 12 percent to SEK 46,619 M (41,786). Operating income amounted to SEK 7,501 M (6,624¹). Earnings per share after full dilution amounted to SEK 13.84 (12.30¹). Operating cash flow amounted to SEK 7,044 M (6,080²). Investments in product development continued at an accelerated level and a number of new products were launched.