Interim Report 1 January - 30 September 2005
Broström AB (publ) – Reg. no. 556005-1467 • Third quarter clearly stronger than in preceding years. - Strong start and finish to the quarter - Seasonal slowdown briefer than usual - Good capacity utilisation of Broström’s fleet • Profit after net financial items for the first nine months SEK 440 m (241). - Net sales SEK 2,691 m (2,361) - Profit after tax SEK 371 m (386 incl. one-off effect of SEK 181 m from introduction of tonnage tax) - Earnings per share SEK 11.25 (12.93 incl. one-off effect of SEK 6.19 from introduction of tonnage tax) - Return on capital employed 14.2% (10.3%) • Profit after net financial items for Q3 SEK 93 m (44). - Net sales SEK 944 m (742) - Profit after tax SEK 79 m (40) - Earnings per share SEK 2.35 (1.33) • Shareholders’ equity (excl. dividend and non-cash issues) increased by SEK 674 m (SEK 20.65 per share) during the period, including SEK 303 m in currency transla-tion differences (IFRS). • Cash flow and disposable liquidity. - Cash flow per share 14.71 (13.77) - Disposable liquidity amounted to SEK 1,025 m (828 on 31 December 2004) - The dividend payout was SEK 162 m • Increase in transport capacity during the second quarter. - The vessels BRO EDWARD and EVINCO were delivered from shipyards in China • Outlook for 2005. The start of the fourth quarter of 2005 has been characterised by a strong freight market in Broström’s segments. Structural changes and growing regional imbalances are leading to a continued greater need for transport. The outlook continues to be considered as favourable to the rest of the year and into 2006.