HEXAGON: Interim Report January 1st - September 30th, 2004

HEXAGON: Interim Report January 1st - September 30th, 2004 Third Quarter 2004 - Net sales increased by 25 per cent to 2 000 MSEK (1 605). Using fixed exchange rates and a comparable group structure, the organic growth was 12 per cent. - Earnings before taxes increased by 128 per cent to 114 MSEK (50). - Earnings after taxes increased by 183 per cent to 82 MSEK (29) - Earnings per share after taxes increased by 183 per cent to 4.43 SEK (1.57). - Cash flow per share decreased to 3.62 SEK (8.33) Nine month of 2004 - Net sales increased by 12 per cent to 5 886 MSEK (5 277). Using fixed exchange rates and a comparable group structure, net sales increased by 9 per cent. - Earnings before taxes increased by 55 per cent to 321 MSEK (207). - Earnings after taxes increased by 67 per cent to 222 MSEK (133) - Earnings per share after taxes increased by 67 per cent to 12.01 SEK (7.19). - Cash flow per share increased to 20.66 SEK (14.49). Outlook - Hexagon's long-term financial target of an increase in earnings by at least 15 per cent per an-num will, for 2004, be exceeded. For futher information, please contact: Ola Rollén, CEO, Hexagon AB, tel. no +46 (0) 8- 601 26 20 Håkan Halén, CEO, Hexagon AB, tel.no + 46 (0) 8-601 26 20 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/10/28/20041027BIT21020/wkr0010.pdf Full report

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