Interim Report 1 January-30 June 2010

1 JANUARy – 30 June 2010 (compared with same period a year ago)

  • Net sales fell 2% during the period, to SEK 3,249 million (3,320). For comparable units net sales fell 5%.
  • Operating profit before amortisation of intangible assets (EBITA) rose 11% to SEK 335 million (303) and the EBITA-margin was 10.3% (9.1).
  • Profit after tax rose 18% to SEK 201 million (171).
  • Earnings per share were SEK 5.03 (4.28) for the period.

Second quarter 2010 (compared with same period a year ago)

  • Net sales rose 8% during the second quarter, to SEK 1,722 million (1,589). For comparable units the increase was 5%.
  • Operating profit before amortisation of intangible assets (EBITA) rose 35% to SEK 191 million (142)and the EBITA-margin was 11.1% (8,9).
  • Profit after tax rose  51% to SEK 115 million (76).
  • Earnings per share were SEK 2.88 (1.90).