Summary of the past year

Summary of the past year
”We reached our highest result ever”

”We reached our highest result ever”

Per Avander, CEO

I am extremely proud and delighted over what we in the Bilia family have achieved together in 2019. We have once again reported record results, over SEK 1 billion. We have seen strong growth in our Service Business and substantially improved results from the sale of used cars. We have continued our strategic focus on used cars and have added new businesses through acquisition.

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Financial goals

Bilia has five overall financial goals that apply over a business cycle: Operational margin, goal 2.5, Return on equity, goal 18.0, Payout ratio, goal over 50, Total growth, goal 5–10%, Ratio of net debt to EBITDA, excluding IFRS 16, goal not over 2.0. During 2019 and 2018 Bilia did not achieve the goal for growth, attributable to the Car Business. The average growth over the past five years was 10 per cent. Goal fulfillment for net debt in relation to EBITDA is measured excluding IFRS 16.

Operational margin, %

Operational margin 3.8 per cent (goal 2.5)

Return on equity, %

Return on equity 26.5 per cent (goal 18.0)

Payout ratio, %

Payout ratio 65 per cent (goal over 50)

Total growth, %

Total growth 4.0 per cent (goal 5–10)

Ratio of net debt to ebitda, times

Ratio of net debt to EBITDA, excluding IFRS 16, 1.3 times (goal not over 2.0)

Deliveries of new cars

By brand, %




Western Europe

Employees distribution by country

In %

Turnover by territory

In %

Number of facilities and turnover by country



Share of turnover

Sweden 94 60%
Norway 28 26%
Germany 7 5%
Luxembourg 2 4%
Belgium 5 5%

Employee dedication

Bilia advanced from last year's top 10 placement to a 4th place in “Employer of the Year in the service industry” in the Brilliant Awards - Employee Experience 2019.

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Goals and strategy

Find out how we create value for our customers, our goals and how we plan to grow in the future.

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Goals and strategy


Our culture and core values govern our attitude and the way we interact with our customers and colleagues.

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Our offer

Bilia has three business areas, Service, Cars and Fuels. We are located in five markets with eight strong brands.

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Our offer