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Financing

Pandox is dependent on a combination of shareholders' equity and external debt to finance its business, and is subject to various financial risks.

Pandox seeks to achieve the lowest possible financing costs while simultaneously limiting risks related to interest rates, foreign currencies and borrowings.

Below you can learn more about Pandox's loan portfolio and financial risk management.

Key debt ratios

 Full-year 2019Full-year 2018Full-year 2017 Full-year 2016Full-year 2015Full-year 2014
Loan to value, %46.049.750.849.349.548.7
Interest coverage, times3.93.84.4 4.03.62.6
Average cost of debt, %-2.6-2.6-2.6 -2.6-2.8-3.6
Net interest bearing debt, MSEK29,19127,42125,474 18,32415,37612,587

Financial risk management

Pandox's financial risk management ensures that risks are handled according to policy and within the risk limits as defined and decided by the board of directors.

Pandox seeks to achieve the lowest possible financing cost while simultaneously limiting the Company’s interest rate, currency and liquidity risks. Pandox’s approach is that increased financing cost resulting from moderate changes in interest rates is often compensated for by higher operating income due to increased economic activity. Also, Pandox has a loan portfolio with staggered maturities and fixed interest periods where the Company enters into interest rate swaps to hedge interest rate levels for a certain portion of the debt portfolio.

A significant amount of Pandox’s operations are in countries outside Sweden and the Company is therefore exposed to exchange rate fluctuations. Pandox reduces currency exposure in foreign investments primarily by taking out loans in local currencies. In general, foreign operations report both income and costs in the local currency, which limits currency exposure in current flows.

Pandox aims to have a diversified loan portfolio in terms of the number of lenders, concentration and maturities in order to manage liquidity risk.

Pandox’s financial risks and risk management are described on pages 84-88 of the 2019 Annual Report.

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