Half-year report 1 december 1998 - 31 may 1999

HALF-YEAR REPORT 1 December 1998 - 31 May 1999 · Group turnover amounted to SEK 15,683 M (SEK 12,065 M), an increase of 30 per cent. The sales development has been most satisfactory in all markets. · Profit before tax was SEK 2,049 M (SEK 1,356 M), an increase of 51 per cent. · Profit per share after comprehensive tax allocation was SEK 1.61 (SEK 1.06). · Investments and start-up costs amounted to SEK 515 M (SEK 374 M). A total of 30 new shops were opened during the six month period. · The negotiations for the first shop lease in the US has been finalised and the lease will be signed in June. In Spain, negotiations for several stores are in progress. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/08/20/20030820BIT00540/wkr0001.doc The full report http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/08/20/20030820BIT00540/wkr0002.pdf The full report