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Essity is a company providing personal care, consumer tissue, and professional hygiene products. The personal care offering is comprised of incontinence products, baby care, feminine care, and medical solutions. The consumer tissue offering includes toilet paper, household towels, handkerchiefs, facial tissues, wet wipes, and napkins. The professional hygiene product range comprises toilet paper, paper hand towels, napkins, hand soap, and dispensers. Essity's major brands include:

TypePublic
Founded2017
HQStockholm, SE
Websiteessity.com
Employee Ratings4
Overall CultureF

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)46,000
Job Openings496
Revenue (FY, 2019)KR129 B(+9%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)KR275.6
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Essity

Joséphine Edwall-Björklund

Joséphine Edwall-Björklund

Senior Vice President, Group Function Communications
Pablo Fuentes

Pablo Fuentes

President, Latin America
Donato Giorgio

Donato Giorgio

President, Global Manufacturing
Ulrika Kolsrud

Ulrika Kolsrud

President, Health and Medical Solutions
Don Lewis

Don Lewis

President, Professional Hygiene
Mikael Schmidt

Mikael Schmidt

Senior Vice President, Group Function Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board
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Essity Office Locations

Essity has offices in Stockholm, Falkenberg, Lilla Edet, Mölndal and in 87 other locations
Stockholm, SE (HQ)
Klarabergsviadukten 63
Falkenberg, SE
Porsevägen 45
Lilla Edet, SE
Emil Haegers v 21
Mölndal, SE
Mölndals bro
Mölnlycke, SE
Fabriksvägen 1
Pernitz, AT
Papierfabrik Ortmann, Hauptstraße 1
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Essity Financials and Metrics

Essity Revenue

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Essity's revenue was reported to be kr128.98 b in FY, 2019 which is a 8.8% increase from the previous period.
SEK

Revenue (Q1, 2020)

33.7b

Gross profit (Q1, 2020)

11.0b

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2020), %

32.8%

Net income (Q1, 2020)

3.6b

EBITDA (Q1, 2020)

5.3b

EBIT (Q1, 2020)

5.1b

Market capitalization (8-Sept-2021)

193.6b

Closing stock price (8-Sept-2021)

275.6

Cash (31-Mar-2020)

5.4b

EV

242.8b
Essity's current market capitalization is kr193.6 b.
Annual
SEKFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

109.3b118.5b129.0b

Revenue growth, %

8%9%

Cost of goods sold

76.9b85.1b90.9b

Gross profit

32.4b33.4b38.1b
Quarterly
SEKQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020

Revenue

25.3b28.2b27.2b28.0b29.7b29.6b30.7b32.1b32.6b33.7b

Cost of goods sold

18.1b19.7b18.9b20.0b21.1b21.4b22.3b22.8b22.8b22.7b

Gross profit

7.2b8.5b8.2b8.1b8.6b8.2b8.3b9.3b9.8b11.0b

Gross profit Margin, %

29%30%30%29%29%28%27%29%30%33%
Annual
SEKFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Cash

4.1b3.0b2.9b

Accounts Receivable

17.6b18.7b19.9b

Inventories

13.7b15.2b15.8b

Current Assets

39.9b42.1b42.0b
Quarterly
SEKQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020

Cash

30.6b4.7b4.4b5.4b3.7b3.1b3.6b3.6b4.2b5.4b

Accounts Receivable

15.6b17.4b17.0b19.2b19.5b19.3b20.6b20.3b20.8b23.6b

Inventories

11.5b13.1b13.2b14.8b15.6b15.7b16.5b16.2b16.6b15.6b

Current Assets

64.0b39.8b38.9b44.2b43.3b42.0b45.0b44.3b45.5b48.9b
Annual
SEKFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Net Income

8.8b8.6b10.2b

Inventories

(1.7b)(1.0b)(194.0m)

Accounts Payable

(559.0m)390.0m2.5b

Cash From Operating Activities

12.7b13.2b19.4b
Quarterly
SEKQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020

Net Income

1.7b3.5b5.7b1.7b3.9b4.9b1.9b4.4b7.2b3.6b

Inventories

(606.0m)(1.0b)(1.5b)(445.0m)(958.0m)(1.4b)(671.0m)(437.0m)(611.0m)575.0m

Accounts Payable

12.0m298.0m(1.0b)(149.0m)254.0m751.0m921.0m230.0m1.4b1.5b

Cash From Operating Activities

2.9b5.1b8.8b2.4b4.8b8.5b3.9b8.1b13.6b4.0b
SEKQ1, 2017

Debt/Equity

1.4 x

Debt/Assets

0.4 x

Financial Leverage

3.3 x
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Essity Operating Metrics

FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019Jun, 2020

Patents Issued

457

Countries

150150150

Manufacturing Facilities

909090

Manufacturing Facilities (Personal Care)

3736
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Essity Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
NovioscanApril 01, 2020
SensassureJanuary 30, 2016
Essity Försäkringsaktiebolag
Essity Group Holding BV
Essity Italy S.p.A
Essity TC AB
Fastighets- och Bostadsaktiebolaget FOBOF

Essity Revenue Breakdown

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Essity revenue breakdown by business segment: 23.8% from Professional Hygiene, 38.7% from Consumer Tissue and 37.5% from Personal Care

Essity revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 16.3% from Asia, 12.9% from Latin America, 14.2% from North America, 54.8% from Europe and 1.8% from Other

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Essity Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

87/100

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Essity Online and Social Media Presence

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Essity Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    F

    46/100

  • CEO Rating

    B

    70/100

  • Compensation

    F

    10/100

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Essity News and Updates

Half-year Report 2021: Essity

STOCKHOLM, July 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- JANUARY 1 – JUNE 30, 2021 (compared with the corresponding period a year ago) Organic net sales declined 1.0% and were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions and lockdowns. Net sales declined 9.1% to SEK 56,496m...

Essity commits to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

STOCKHOLM, July 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hygiene and health company Essity today presents new and updated sustainability targets including a commitment to develop targets to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest. This includes raising the ambition level of Essity's...

Essity joins United Nations Foundation expert group in tackling antimicrobial resistance

STOCKHOLM, July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hygiene and health company Essity expands its partnership with United Nations (UN) Foundation by joining a cross-industry group that brings together corporate experts in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Essity is a global provider...

Essity invests in improved recycling of food and beverage cartons in France

STOCKHOLM, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global hygiene and health company Essity invests approximately EUR 11m (approximately SEK 110m) in its Hondouville mill in France, allowing to extract 98% of paper fibers contained in food and beverage cartons. Since 2008, Essity's Hondouville mill...

Today Australian hygiene company Asaleo Care becomes Essity

STOCKHOLM, July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hygiene and health company Essity has today finalized its acquisition of the remaining 63.8% of the shares in the Australian hygiene company Asaleo Care. Essity AustralAsia, which is the name of the regional unit going forward, will be consolidated...

Essity acquires remaining shares in ABIGO Medical AB

STOCKHOLM, April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hygiene and health company Essity has signed an agreement today to acquire the remaining 25% of the shares in the Swedish medical solutions company ABIGO Medical AB. Essity acquired 75% of ABIGO Medical in February 2020. Following the acquisition,...
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Essity Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Essity founded?

    Essity was founded in 2017.

  • Who are Essity key executives?

    Essity's key executives are Joséphine Edwall-Björklund, Pablo Fuentes and Donato Giorgio.

  • How many employees does Essity have?

    Essity has 46,000 employees.

  • What is Essity revenue?

    Latest Essity annual revenue is kr129 b.

  • What is Essity revenue per employee?

    Latest Essity revenue per employee is kr2.8 m.

  • Who are Essity competitors?

    Competitors of Essity include Kimberly-Clark, Unilever and Procter & Gamble.

  • Where is Essity headquarters?

    Essity headquarters is located at Klarabergsviadukten 63 , Stockholm.

  • Where are Essity offices?

    Essity has offices in Stockholm, Falkenberg, Lilla Edet, Mölndal and in 87 other locations.

  • How many offices does Essity have?

    Essity has 95 offices.