Interim Report January-September 2008

  • The turnover for the first nine months increased by 11% to SEK 401.8 (362.7) million
  • Results EBITDA for the first nine months was SEK 7.6 (4.7) million
  • Results per share for the first nine months were SEK -0.64 (-0.12)
  • The turnover for the third quarter increased by 2% to SEK 127.9 (125.9) million
  • Results EBITDA for the third quarter was SEK 3.8 (3.0) million
  • Results per share for the third quarter was SEK -0.36 (-0.14)
  • Cash-flow from the current business for the first nine months was SEK 52.0 (19.6) million
  • ReadSoft has decided to focus its development resources on three product areas and to implement a savings program to cut down costs by SEK 40-45 million. The total non-recurring costs for these actions are estimated at SEK 20 million. SEK 10.8 million will be charged to the third quarter earnings and is write-downs for activated software development costs.

"ReadSoft's business operations did not develop as planned during the third quarter of 2008. The state of uncertain markets around the world has influenced customers' willingness to invest, and, in turn, growth and results were lower than expected. However, performance varied greatly from market to market. Sales in "USA and the rest of the world" increased by approximately 24 percent, while at the same time the large European markets displayed negative growth. Results in other geographic segments also varied significantly.


Due to the decrease in growth and the turbulent economic situation, ReadSoft has decided to take measures in response to the weakened market. This includespostponing the development of one of our productsand focusing development on three specific product areas: SAP, Oracle and Capture.

Activity is now focused on our most successful areas, building a stable platform from which to meet the demands of a tougher market."



Jan Andersson

President and CEO




For more information please contact:

Jan Andersson, President and CEO

Phone: +46 708-37 66 00

Jonna Opitz, Vice President Corporate Communications

Phone: +46 42-490 21 08 or +46 733-37 86 68

Jan Bertilsson, CFO

Phone: +46 42-490 21 43, e-mail: firstname.lastname@readsoft.com


About ReadSoft

ReadSoft is a leading global provider of software solutions for Document Automation. ReadSoft's software enables companies to automate document processes such as data entry, classification, ERP matching, workflows, e-invoicing etc. The results are faster and less expensive document processing, and increased control. ReadSoft is by far the world's number one choice for invoice automation solutions. Specialized solution labs for SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and Capture processes ensure cutting edge solutions with great customer value. Since the start in 1991, ReadSoft has grown to a worldwide group with operations in 16 countries on five continents and a network of local and global partners. The head office is located in Helsingborg, Sweden and the ReadSoft share is traded on the Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange Small Cap list. For more information about ReadSoft, please visit www.readsoft.com.


About Us

ReadSoft is the worldwide market leader in the development and sales of forms processing software, that is, software for the automatic registration and interpretation of data on forms and invoices in paper or electronic format.

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