INTERIM REPORT 1 JANUARY–30 JUNE 2007

SECOND QUARTER

• Net sales rose 27% during the second quarter to SEK 1,467 million (1,151). Of the increase, 12 percentage points are attributable to acquisitions. Currency effects reduced the increase by 1 percentage point.

• Operating profit before amortisation of intangible assets (EBITA) rose 51% to SEK 175 million (116), and the EBITA margin was 11.9% (10.1%).

• Profit after tax rose 50% to SEK 114 million (76).

• Earnings per share were SEK 2.85 (1.91) for the quarter.


HALF YEAR

• Net sales for the first half of the year rose 27% to SEK 2,753 million (2,171). Of the increase, 11 percentage points are attributable to acquisitions. Currency effects reduced the increase by 1 percentage point.

• Operating profit before amortisation of intangible assets (EBITA) rose 55% to SEK 314 million (203), and the EBITA margin was 11.4% (9.4%).

• Profit after tax rose 53% to SEK 203 million (133).

• Earnings per share were SEK 5.08 (3.33) for the period.

• The return on operating capital was 37.2% (29.9%).


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