Financial goals To deliver on ASSA ABLOY’s vision to be the world-leading, most successful and innovative supplier of access solutions, ASSA ABLOY has set two financial targets. To deliver 10 percent annual growth through a combination of organic and acquired growth To deliver an operating margin of 16-17 percent Over a longer term and as an average over an economic cycle. ASSA ABLOY’s strategic focus on market presence, product leadership and cost-efficiency has been very successful. The Group’s growth and earnings trend has created significant value for customers, shareholders and employees. Average annual growth over the past ten years has been 9 percent. The Group’s growth in 2016 was 5 percent, including 2 percent organic growth and 3 percent from acquisitions. Average operating margin over the past ten years was about 16 percent, excluding items affecting comparability. Earnings per share has increased by 170 percent since 2006. Read about our vision.