The 2019/2020 financial year in brief

Long-term efforts in creating value for customers, patients and society at large resulted in the best earnings year in Sectra’s history. All operating areas are growing. Geographically, operations in the US represented the single largest growth in sales, thus overtaking Sweden as our largest market. Here we provide an overview of the financial year. For the full story, read our Annual Report and Sustainability Report.

A selection of financial performance measures


Net sales
SEK million


Operating profit
SEK million


Order bookings
SEK million


Cash flow per share


Earnings per share


Share redemption program
per share SEK

Highlights from our three operating areas
Highlights from our three operating areas
  • We are at the top of customer satisfaction surveys in Canada and the US—seventh consecutive year in the US, which is Sectra’s fastest growing market.
  • Increased demand for our offering in digital pathology, which was also approved for primary diagnostics and remote reading in the US.
  • New partnership for easier and safer introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) into the healthcare sector creates conditions for better patient care.
  • Operating profit for Imaging IT Solutions increased 23.6%, a result of many new customers putting Sectra’s systems into operation.
  • New functionality for radiologists and orthopaedists simplifies time-consuming measurements and planning for joint replacement surgery.
  • Sapienza University of Rome was one of many customers who used Sectra’s cloud-based education portal to conduct remote medical training during the COVID-19-pandemic.
  • Approval of Sectra’s quantum secure crypto in the Netherlands—protects national security and society’s most crucial functions.
  • Acquisitions strengthened Sectra’s offering to government authorities and private enterprises, and established Secure Communications in the US.
  • Capital Markets Day focused on growth potential in cybersecurity; view recorded presentations here.

Examples of the values created for society and other stakeholders


  • More efficient diagnosis and selection of treatment for patients.
  • Increased productivity, high quality and security in the healthcare sector, particularly in use and management of medical images.
  • Easier planning and monitoring of orthopaedic procedures.
  • Virtual education that increases understanding of human anatomy and how it is affected by illness.
  • Protection against eavesdropping, unauthorized data access and cyberattacks.


  • Faster diagnosis and treatment, especially in areas related to illnesses among the elderly.
  • More reliable diagnoses yield better care outcomes.
  • Avoidance of unnecessary revision surgeries of orthopaedic implants.
  • Increased access to specialists, regardless of where care is sought.
  • Increased security regarding patient data.

Society and citizens

  • Products and services that contribute to increased efficiency and quality in medical diagnostic imaging and patient care.
  • Increased cybersecurity in critical social functions.
  • Job opportunities and tax payments in the countries where we operate.
  • Research results that could contribute to a healthier and safer society.


Total number of employments in 14 countries

>150 million

Total number of patients whose diagnostic imaging information is stored in Sectra’s systems


Percentage of sales re-invested in R&D for increased customer value


Purchase of goods for resale from suppliers, SEK million


Salaries and other remuneration of the President and employees, SEK million