INTERIM REPORT 1 JANUARY–31 MARCH 2008


• Net sales rose 19% during the first quarter, to SEK 1,525 million (1,286).
The increase for comparable units was 5 percentage points.

• Operating profit before amortisation of intangible assets (EBITA) rose 26% to SEK 175 million (139), and the EBITA margin was 11.5% (10.8%).

• Profit after tax rose 22% to SEK 109 million (89).

• Earnings per share were SEK 2.73 (2.23) for the period.

• The return on operating capital was 37.8% (37.1%).