Nobia Interim Report January - September 2004



 
July-Sept.
Jan.-Sept.
Jan.-Dec.
Oct.-Sept.
Key figures
2004
2003
2004
2003
2003
2003/04
Net sales, SEK m
2,707
2,144
8,487
6,896
9,273
10 864
Operating profit before
depreciation, SEK m (EBITDA)
285
133
930
620
872
1 182
Operating profit before
goodwill amortisation,
SEK m (EBITA)
214
73
719
440
625
904
Operating profit, SEK m (EBIT)
190
59
647
397
565
815
Operating margin before
goodwill amortisation, %
7.9
3.4
8.5
6.4
6.7
8,3
Operating margin, %
7.0
2.8
7.6
5.8
6.1
7,5
Profit after financial
items, SEK m
162
45
553
348
500
705
Profit after tax, SEK m
102
32
362
232
338
468
Earnings per share,
after dilution, SEK
1.76
0.55
6.26
4.02
5.84
8,08
Return on capital
employed, %
 
 
 
 
14.6
18,1
Return on capital
shareholders' equity, %
 
 
 
 
13.0
19,0
* Net sales rose by 26 per cent to SEK 2,707 million (2,144) in Q3 and by 23 per cent to SEK 8,487 million (6,896) for the first nine months
* EBITA was SEK 214 million (73) in Q3 and SEK 719 million (440) for the first nine months
* EBITA margin was 7.9 per cent (3.4) in Q3 and 8.5 per cent (6.4) for the first nine months
* Cash flow was SEK 231 million up on the corresponding period last year and amounted to SEK 410 million (179)
* Profit after financial items soared by 59 per cent to SEK 553 million (348)
* Profit after tax rose by 56 per cent to SEK 362 million (232)
* Earnings per share after dilution increased by 56 per cent to SEK 6.26 (4.02). Earnings per share after dilution over the past 12 months reached SEK 8.08, representing an increase of 32 per cent over the year
 
For further information about this report, please contact:
Fredrik Cappelen, President and CEO, Jan Johansson, CFO, Johanna Berggren, Acting Communications Manager, Tel. + 46 8 440 16 00
                                 
Financial information is also available at: www.nobia.se
 
Stockholm, 26 October 2004
 
Fredrik Cappelen
President and CEO
 
Nobia AB corporate registration no. 556528-2752.
 
This report has not been reviewed by the company's auditors.
 
The Year-end Report for 2004 will be published on 11 February 2005.
 

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Nobia develops and sells kitchens through some twenty strong brands in Europe, including Magnet in the UK; HTH, Norema, Sigdal, Invita and Marbodal in Scandinavia; Petra and A la Carte in Finland; ewe, FM and Intuo in Austria, as well as Poggenpohl globally. Nobia generates profitability by combining economies of scale with attractive kitchen offerings. The Group has approximately 6,400 employees and net sales of about SEK 12 billion in 2014. The Nobia share is listed on the NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker NOBI. Website: www.nobia.com.

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