Iron ore pellets
Iron ore pellets

Debt financing

SSAB's funding is focused on supporting the Group’s strategy and covering the needs for financing within the framework of the Group's financial policy. The funding is primarily executed through the parent company. SSAB aims to maintain an investment grade credit rating and is currently rated BBB-. In order to minimize the refinancing risk, the objective is that the debt should have an even maturity profile. Short-term funding is primarily obtained through the commercial paper markets in Sweden and Finland. SSAB has a strong and supportive bank group providing committed back-stop facilities to secure the short-term funding and liquidity needs.

Cash flow, financing and liquidity

Operating cash flow for the first quarter of 2024 decreased to SEK 1,923 (3,135) million, mainly due to the lower result. Net cash flow, after purchases of own shares of SEK 1,215 (—) million, amounted to SEK -717 (2,165) million.

Net cash at March 31, 2024 was SEK 18,195 (15,590) million. Cash and cash equivalents were SEK 28,977 (27,008) million and non-utilized credit facilities were SEK 8,548 (10,372) million, which combined corresponds to 33% (29%) of rolling 12-month revenue. The dividend of approximately SEK 5 billion is expected to be paid during the second quarter.

The term to maturity of the total loan portfolio at March 31, 2024 averaged 6.1 (5.4) years, with an average fixed interest period of 1.2 (0.8) years.

Debt structure on (at Mar 31, 2024)

Debt structure on (at Mar 31, 2024)

Net debt and net debt/equity ratio

Net debt and net debt/equity ratio

Debt maturity (at the end of Q1 2024)

Debt maturity (at the end of Q1 2024)

Debt cost and duration
 

Debt cost and duration

Debt programs

SSAB’s funding is conducted primarily through the bank market and existing note and commercial paper programs. For borrowing for terms of up to ten years, a European Medium Term Note program (EMTN) is used, while Swedish and Finnish commercial paper programs are used for borrowing for shorter terms. The program limit of the EMTN program is EUR 2,000 million. The Swedish commercial paper program has a limit of SEK 5,000 million and the Finnish commercial paper program has a limit of EUR 500 million.

Main financial arrangements 
Total amount
European medium Term Note
program (EMTN)
EUR 2,000 million
Swedish commercial paper program
SEK 5,000 million
Finnish commercial paper program
EUR 500 million

Related documents

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Second-Party Opinion SLF Framework – Extension Letter December 2023
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Swedish Commercial Paper Program

Credit ratings

On January 28, 2022 S&P Global ratings raised the long-term corporate credit rating to BBB- from BB+, with stable outlook.

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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2024-05-23
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2023-08-16
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2023-02-17
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2022-01-28
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2021-07-23
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2021-02-26
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2020-11-23
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2020-03-31
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2019-05-27
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2018-06-25
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2018-02-15
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2017-10-31
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2017-03-22
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research update 2016-06-08
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Standard & Poors' Ratings Direct, Research Update 2016-02-22
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Standard & Poor's RatingsDirect, Research Update 2015-05-29
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Standard & Poor's RatingsDirect Research Update 2015-12-21
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Standard & Poor's RatingsDirect, Bulletin 2014-01-22
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Standard & Poor's RatingsDirect, Research Update 2013-11-12