Atlas Copco interim report on Q4 and full-year 2011 summary


(unaudited)

Solid end to a record year

  • Order intake increased to MSEK 21 927, organic growth of 14%.
  • Revenues increased to MSEK 22 290 (19 401), organic growth of 16%.
  • Operating profit increased 15% to MSEK 4 596 (4 007).
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    Including restructuring costs of MSEK 125 and a negative effect of MSEK 116 (177) for share-related long-term incentive programs.
  • Operating margin at 20.6% (20.7).
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    Adjusted margin at 21.7% (21.6).
  • Profit before tax amounted to MSEK 4 436 (3 920).
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    Whereof capital gain of MSEK 43 from sale of shares in RSC Holdings.
  • Profit for the period was MSEK 3 372 (2 916).
  • Basic earnings per share were SEK 2.78 (2.39).
  • Operating cash flow at MSEK 1 574 (2 529).
  • The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of SEK 5.00 (4.00) per share.

Near-term demand outlook
The overall demand for Atlas Copco’s products and services is expected to weaken somewhat from the current high level.

For further information please contact:
Mattias Olsson, Vice President Investor Relations

+46 (0)8 743 8295 or +46 (0)72 729 8295
e-mail: ir@se.atlascopco.com

Daniel Frykholm, Media Relations Manager
+46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46 (0)70 865 8060

Atlas Copco discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act.

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2011, Atlas Copco had 37 500 employees and revenues of BSEK 81 (BEUR 9). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com .

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