INTERIM REPORT 1 JANUARY–30 SEPTEMBER 2007

THIRD QUARTER

• Net sales rose 26% during the third quarter to SEK 1,371 million (1,091). The increase for comparable units was 15%.

• Operating profit before amortisation of intangible assets (EBITA) rose 37% to SEK 167 million (122), and the EBITA margin was 12.2% (11.2%).

• Profit after tax rose 41% to SEK 107 million (75).

• Earnings per share were SEK 2.67 (1.87) for the quarter.


NINE MONTHS

• Net sales for the period rose 26% to SEK 4,124 million (3,262). The increase was 16% for comparable units.

• Operating profit before amortisation of intangible assets (EBITA) rose 48% to SEK 481 million (325), and the EBITA margin was 11.7% (10.0%).

• Profit after tax rose 49% to SEK 310 million (208).

• Earnings per share were SEK 7.75 (5.20) for the period.

• The return on operating capital for the last 12 months was 38.7% (32.0%).


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