First quarter 2011

“The demand developed positively during the first quarter of the year. The order intake increased by 27 percent to SEK 6.5 billion, compared to the corresponding period last year. Increases are reported by all segments and regions.

Within oil and gas extraction the high energy prices contributed to continued investments in new capacity. At the same time Process Industry developed well and petrochemicals did particularly well, characterized by high capacity utilisation among customers. Marine & Diesel also had a strong development, especially in China, due to last year’s good order intake for the shipyard industry. Furthermore, a very good development was seen for Food Technology as well as Sanitary, amongst other driven by a structural demand in the fast growing regions of the world.

Sales increased to SEK 5.9 billion at the same time as the operating result was SEK 1.1 billion, corresponding to an operating margin of 19.2 percent.”

Lars Renström, President and CEO

Summary: first quarter
Order intake increased by 38 percent* to SEK 6,455 (5,089) million.
Net sales increased by 19 percent* to SEK 5,899 (5,381) million. 
Adjusted EBITA was SEK 1,134 (1,012) million.
Adjusted EBITA-margin was 19,2 (18.8) percent.
Result after financial items was SEK 1,007 (900) million.
Net income was SEK 726 (615) million.                                        
Earnings per share was SEK 1.71 (1.45).
Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 438 (1,007) million.
Impact on EBITA of foreign exchange effects: SEK -85 (95) million.

* excluding exchange rate variations  

The Board of Directors propose a dividend of SEK 3.00 (2.50) per share and a mandate for repurchase of up to 5 percent of the issued shares to the Annual General Meeting.

Outlook for the second quarter
“We expect demand during the second quarter 2011 to be somewhat higher than the second quarter 2010.”

Earlier published outlook (February 8, 2011): “We expect demand during the first quarter 2011 to be on about the same level as during the fourth quarter 2010.”

The interim report has not been subject to review by the company’s auditors.

For more information, please contact:
Peter Torstensson, Senior Vice President, Communications
Phone: +46 46 36 72 31
Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31
peter.torstensson@alfalaval.com

Gabriella Grotte, Investor Relations Manager
Phone: +46 46 36 74 82
Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82
gabriella.grotte@alfalaval.com

Alfa Laval AB (publ)
PO Box 73
SE-221 00 Lund
Sweden
Corporate registration number: 556587-8054

Alfa Laval AB (publ) discloses the information provided herin pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 13.45 p.m. on April 27, 2011.

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Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2016, posted annual sales of about SEK 35.6 billion (approx. 3.77 billion Euros). The company has about 17 000 employees.

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