The capital structure target is a gearing of around 50%, corresponding to an equity/assets ratio of around 35% or a net debt/equity ratio of around 80%. This underpins the Group’s financial flexibility and its ability to continue investing in its business, while maintaining a strong credit rating.

On 31 December 2016, the gearing was 55.3% (56.7), the equity/assets ratio 33.0% (33.0) and the net debt/equity ratio 84.4% (99.9).

Definitions of key figures

There are no financial covenants, nor material adverse change clause in SKF's bonds or bank loans.

Bonds issued:

Bond due 2 December 2022
EUR 500 million
Bond due 29 October 2020
EUR 750 million
Bond due 11 September 2019
EUR 500 million
Bond due 25 May 2018
EUR 500 million

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Bank loans:

Loan due 2017 SEK 1,000 million
Loan due 2020 EUR 100 million
Loans due 2021 EUR 200 million

Committed credit facilities, unutilized:

  • EUR 500 million 2019
    Syndicated credit facilities, participated banks: SEB, Handelsbanken, Nordea, Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, Citibank, Bank of America, HSBC, Intesa Sanpaolo and RBS
  • SEK 3,000 million 2018 (bilateral)
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