Gunnebo interim report January-March 2013
Comments by Gunnebo’s President and CEO Per Borgvall
The first quarter is traditionally Gunnebo’s weakest. Development of net sales outside Europe continued to be strong during the quarter. In Asia net sales increased by 17% and the markets in North and South America developed also well. The US operation acquired in 2012 is delivering both net sales and margins as expected and the operation in Brazil is showing good profitable growth. Sales outside Europe amounted to 39% of Group sales at the end of the quarter.
In Europe we are seeing continued slow development on most markets. Development in Northern Europe is more stable whereas Southern Europe continues to be weak. In general, the markets in Europe are characterised by uncertainty which has an effect on investment decisions and postpones projects already decided upon. We will continue to reduce fixed costs in Europe, as well as continue to invest in growth on markets outside of Europe. During the quarter, expenses of a non-recurring nature amounted to MSEK 10.
First quarter 2013
- Order intake amounted to MSEK 1,499 (1,595), organically* it decreased by 7%. Acquired units contributed MSEK 95.
- Net sales amounted to MSEK 1,155 (1,169), organically* they decreased by 3%. Acquired units contributed MSEK 84.
- Operating profit amounted to MSEK 1 (10) and the operating margin to 0.1% (0.8%). Acquired units had a positive effect on operating profit of MSEK 10.
- Operating profit excluding expenses of a non-recurring nature of MSEK -10 (-4) amounted to MSEK 11 (14) and the operating margin to 0.9% (1.2%).
- Profit/loss after tax for the quarter totalled MSEK -12 (-3).
- Earnings per share were SEK -0.16 (-0.04).
*Organic growth is defined as “Growth in net sales, or order intake, adjusted for acquisitions, divestments and exchange rate effects.”
Full report is attached to this press release.
Welcome to breakfast seminar with Gunnebo at Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel i Stockholm
Welcome to a breakfast semiar at Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel i Stockholm (Nils Ericsons Plan 4) April 25.
08.15 Gunnebo’s President & CEO Per Borgvall, SVP Region EMEA Morten Andreasen and CFO Christian Johansson present the interim report January-March 2013
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