Atlas Copco - Report on Q4 and full-year 2006 summary

(unaudited)

Note: All figures are for continuing operations, unless otherwise
stated.

Record results and significant capital distribution
· Continuous efforts to strengthen market presence and penetration pay
off.
· Organic order growth 21%.
· Revenues reached MSEK 13 582 (11 982), organic growth 18%.
· Operating profit was MSEK 2 464 (2 146), corresponding to a margin of
18.1% (17.9).
· One time charge of MSEK 83 related to pension provisions.
· Profit before tax increased 14% to MSEK 2 382 (2 097).
· Saleof the equipment rental business concluded; net gain of MSEK 7
789.
· Profit for the period was MSEK 9 172 (2 182).
· Basic earnings per share were SEK 14.74 (3.46).
· 18.4 million B-shares repurchased for MSEK 3 776.
· Proposed 3:1 split and distribution to shareholders of SEK 44.75 per
share through
- annual dividend for 2006, SEK 4.75 (4.25) per share and
- extra distribution of SEK 40 per share through mandatory redemption.



October – December January – December
MSEK 2006 2005 % 2006 2005 %
Orders 14 131 12 145 +16 55 239 44 744 +23
received
Revenues 13 582 11 982 +13 50 512 42 205 +20
Operating 2 464 2 146 +15 9 203 6 938 +33
profit
– as a 18.1 17.9 18.2 16.4
percentage
of revenues
Profit 2 382 2 097 +14 8 695 6 863 +27
before tax
– as a 17.5 17.5 17.2 16.3
percentage
of revenues
Profit from 1 767 1 535 +15 6 260 4 964 +26
continuing
operations
Profit from
discontinued 7 405 647 9 113 1 617
operations,
net of tax
Profit for 9 172 2 182 15 373 6 581
the period
1)
Basic 14.74 3.46 24.48 10.43
earnings per
share, SEK
1)

1)Including discontinued operations.




For further information
Atlas Copco AB
SE-105 23 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 743 8000, Fax: +46 8 644 9045
Internet: www.atlascopco.com
Corp. id. no: 556014-2720

Analysts
Mattias Olsson, Investor Relations Manager,
Phone: +46 8 743 8291 or +46 70 518 8291 ir@se.atlascopco.com

Media
Annika Berglund, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications,
Phone: +46 8 743 8070 or +46 70 322 8070

Conference call
A conference call to comment on the results will be held at 3:30 PM CET / 9:30 AM EST, on February 1.
The dial-in number is +44 (0)20 7806 1966.
To help ensure that the conference call begins in a timely manner, please dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
The conference call will be broadcasted live via the Internet. Please see the Investor Relations section of our website for link, presentation material, and further details: www.atlascopco.com/ir
A recording of the conference call will be available for 2 days on +44 (0)20 7806 1970 with access code 147881#.

Interim report on Q1 2007
The first quarter report will be published on April 26, 2007.

Annual Report
The Annual Report will be published on the web site www.atlascopco.com on March 27. It will also be sent to shareholders that have requested the information.

Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting for Atlas Copco AB will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at 5 p.m. in Aula Magna, Stockholm University, Frescativägen 6, Stockholm, Sweden.

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