YEAR-END REPORT JANUARY – DECEMBER 2014

GROWTH, INCREASED PROFITS AND STRONG CASH FLOW

JANUARY – DECEMBER 2014

  • Net sales total SEK 1,378.8 (1,305.1) million
  • Operating profit (EBIT) of SEK 147.4 (138.9) million; operating margin of 10.7 per cent
  • Pre-tax profit of SEK 147.9 (139.3) million
  • Profit after tax of SEK 115.0 (107.1) million
  • Earnings per share of SEK 2.18 (2.03)
  • Cash flow from operations of SEK 104.0 (130.8) million
  • Liquid assets of SEK 180.1 (207.3) million
  • The Board proposes to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of SEK 2.60 per share is distributed to the shareholders, totalling SEK 138.2 million

OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2014

  • Net sales total SEK 389.2 (348.3) million
  • Operating profit (EBIT) of SEK 48.4 (40.5) million; operating margin of 12.4 per cent
  • Pre-tax profit of SEK 48.6 (40.8) million
  • Profit after tax of SEK 38.2 (32.0) million
  • Earnings per share of SEK 0.72 (0.61)

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING 2014

  • HiQ wins many new framework agreements in the public sector with, for example, the city of Gothenburg, Kammarkollegiet in western Sweden, the Swedish Tax Agency, the Stockholm County Council and Systembolaget
  • HiQ helps the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra to develop a solution that makes it possible to stream concerts in one’s smartphone
  • HiQ creates an Internet of Things solution for the Microsoft Devices mobile phone division  
  • HiQ helps The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority to create a Facebook solution for deafblind people  
  • HiQ develops the next generation of mobile banking services for the Finnish S Group
  • HiQ wins significant assignments for the airline companies SAS and Finnair
  • HiQ simplifies delivery of goods to Volvo vehicles in the “Roam Delivery” project
  • HiQ helps Volvo Cars to develop a 360-field of vision around the vehicle, in order to prevent accidents
  • HiQ becomes responsible for the maintenance and development of critical systems for the Finnish customs authority
  • HiQs Knowledge Bar goes on tour and is visited by over 4,000 guests in seven cities
  • Rock band Backyard Babies chooses HiQ as digital partner for their comeback
  • HiQ wins two nominations in the Swedish Design Awards and is also nominated for the mobility award Guldmobilen and the Swedish Publishing Award

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Lars Stugemo,
CEO and President of HiQ,
tel. +46 (0)8-588 90 000

Peter H. Lindecrantz,
Head of Corporate Communications, HiQ,
tel. +46 (0)704-200 103

This information is such as HiQ is required to make public according to the Swedish Securities Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. This report was released for publication at 07:30 CET on 28 January 2015.

HiQ helps to make the world a better place by making people’s lives simpler and better. We are the perfect partner for everyone eager to achieve results that make a difference in a digital world. Founded in 1995, HiQ currently has 1,400 specialists in four countries and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm MidCap List. For more information and inspiration, please visit www.hiq.se

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