Implications of the Intergraph acquisition

On 6 July 2010, Hexagon AB entered into an agreement to acquire the US-based software provider Intergraph Corporation for 2 125 MUSD on a cash and debt free basis. On 28 October 2010, all approvals had been obtained and the acquisition was completed, after which Intergraph is consolidated into Hexagon’s accounts.

The integration of Intergraph and Hexagon proceeds according to plan and previously communicated full-year estimates regarding Intergraph and expected synergies remain the same.

Prior to the publication of the prospectus in connection with Hexagon’s rights issue and to facilitate the analysis of Hexagon’s 2010 year-end report and future development, certain financial and accounting effects of the acquisition of Intergraph are published.

Cash integration, transaction and refinancing costs will amount to approximately 510 MSEK, of which approximately 380 MSEK will be charged in the fourth quarter 2010. Remaining part, approximately 130 MSEK relating to loans, will be capitalised and amortised over the maturity of the loans, which is 5 years. The majority of the approximately 510 MSEK will be paid during the fourth quarter of 2010, while severance payments will be made gradually during 2011.

In the fourth quarter 2010, Hexagon will also record non-cash, non-recurring costs of approximately 670 MSEK. These items affecting comparability are related to writedowns of overlapping technologies in both Hexagon and Intergraph, as well as PPA adjustments (Purchase Price Allocations), which primarily consist of Hexagon being considered to have acquired the inventories of Intergraph at market value and differences in revenue recognition for prepaid income.

In the fourth quarter 2010, Hexagon will also record an impairment charge of approximately 250 MSEK in relation to the business area “Other operations”. The impairment charge will not have any cash impact.

MSEK Total Items affecting comparability Q4 2010  Amortised over 5 yrs
Cash costs 510 380 130
Non-cash costs 670 670 -
Other operations (non-cash) 250 250 -

Intergraph’s assets and liabilities have been recorded at fair value according to applicable accounting rules when consolidated into the Hexagon Group. The difference between the purchase price and the fair value of net assets acquired has been recorded as goodwill. Following these fair value adjustments, Intergraph’s pro forma income statement will be:

MSEK Q1 – Q3 2010 FY 2009
Net sales 4 575 5 890
EBITDA 1 097 1 372
EBIT 929 1 101

Based on the average exchange rate for the respective period.
Full pro forma financial statements will be presented in the rights issue prospectus.


For further information please contact:

Sara Kraft Westrell, Corporate Communications Director, Hexagon AB, +46 8 601 26 23
Mattias Stenberg, IR Manager, Hexagon AB, +46 8 601 26 27

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