Nobia Interim Report January-September 2005



 
July
-Sept.
Jan.
-Sept.
Jan.
-Dec.
Oct.
-Sept.
Key figures
2005
2004
2005
2004
2004
2004/05
Net sales, SEK m
2,930
2,707
9,151
8,487
11,337
12,001
Operating profit before
depreciation,
SEK m (EBITDA)
285
276
909
905
1,212
1,216
Operating profit,
SEK m (EBIT)
210
205
684
694
930
920
Operating margin, %
7.2
7.6
7.5
8.2
8.2
7.7
Profit after financial
items, SEK m
193
186
628
625
840
843
Profit after tax, SEK m
139
126
454
434
592
612
Earnings per share,
After dilution, SEK
2.39
2.18
7.82
7.50
10.23
10.54
Return on
capital employed, %
 
 
 
 
23.1
21.3
Return on equity, %
 
 
 
 
25.7
22.5
 
 
  • Earnings per share after dilution rose by 4 per cent to SEK 7.82 (7.50)
  • The profit after tax rose by 5 per cent to SEK 454 million (434)
  • The profit after financial items was SEK 628 million (625)
  • Net sales climbed by 8 per cent to reach SEK 9,151 million (8,487). In Q3 sales climbed by 8 per cent to reach SEK 2,930 million (2,707)
  • Organic growth was 3 per cent in the first nine months of the year
  • The operating profit (EBIT) reached SEK 684 million (694) including costs of SEK 30 million for the action programme within the UK business. The operating profit rose in Q3 to reach SEK 210 million (205)
  • The operating margin, including costs for the action programme, was 7.5 per cent (8.2) for the first nine months and 7.2 per cent (7.6) for Q3
  • Cash flow was up SEK 143 million on last year at SEK 533 million (390)
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    Nobia develops and sells kitchen solutions through a number of strong brands in Europe, including Magnet in the UK; HTH, Norema, Sigdal, Invita and Marbodal in Scandinavia; Petra and A la Carte in Finland; as well as ewe, Intuo and FM in Austria. Nobia generates profitability by combining economies of scale with attractive kitchen offerings. The Group has approximately 6,100 employees and had net sales of about SEK 13 billion. The share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker NOBI. Website: www.nobia.com