INTERIM REPORT 1 JANUARY–31 MARCH 2007

• Net sales rose 26% during the first quarter to SEK 1,286 million (1,020). Of the increase, 10 percentage points were attributable to acquisitions, while currency effects reduced the increase by 1 percentage point.

• Operating profit before amortisation of intangible assets (EBITA) rose 60% to SEK 139 million (87), and the EBITA margin was 10.8% (8.5%).

• Profit after tax rose 56% to SEK 89 million (57).

• Earnings per share for the period were SEK 2.23 (1.42).

• The return on operating capital was 37.1% (32.9%).


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