SCANIA YEAR-END REPORT JANUARY–DECEMBER 2006

• Scania reports record volume, earnings and cash flow in 2006
• Costs of about SEK 350 m. related to concentration of production and MAN’s offer for Scania, of which about SEK 250 m. in the fourth quarter, were charged to operating income
• Order bookings showed accelerating growth during the fourth quarter, +44 percent
• From the end of the first quarter of 2007, the production rate will be raised to an annual rate of 80,000 vehicles, up 25 percent compared to the first quarter of 2006
• Scania expects demand for heavy trucks to remain strong in Europe throughout 2007


2006 IN
BRIEF Full year Change Q4
Units 2006 2005 in % 2006 2005
Trucks and
bus
chassis
– Order
bookings 74,898 62,588 20 25,417 17,597

Deliveries 65,281 58,383 12 18,498 17,134

Net sales
and
earnings
SEK m.
(unless
otherwise
stated) EUR m.*

· Net
sales,
Scania
Group 7,816 70,738 63,328 12 19,007 18,286

Operating
income,
Vehicles
and
Service 913 8,260 6,330 30 2,470 2,025
Operating
income,
Customer
Finance 54 493 529 -7 119 132
Operating
income 967 8,753 6,859 28 2,589 2,157

Income
before
taxes 948 8,583 6,765 27 2,578 2,170
· Net
income 656 5,939 4,665 27 1,824 1,524
Operating
margin,
percent 12.4 10.8 13.6 11.8
Return on
equity,
percent 24.1 20.8
Return on
capital
employed,
Vehicles
and
Service,
percent 30.4 27.9
·
Earnings
per share,
SEK 29.70 23.33 27 9.12 7.62
Cash flow,
Vehicles
and
Service 767 6,942 3,865 1,612 1,733
Number of
employees,
31
December 32,820 30,765

Number of
shares:
200
million


* Translated to euros solely for the convenience of the reader at a balance sheet exchange rate of SEK 9.05 = EUR 1.00.


This report has not been subjected to review by the company’s auditors.

Unless otherwise stated, all comparisons refer to the corresponding period of the previous year.

This report is also available at www.scania.com


SCANIA, FULL YEAR 2006 – COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT AND CEO

Scania set new records in 2006, with vigorous growth in volume, earnings and cash flow. Operating income increased by 28 percent to SEK 8,753 m., resulting in an operating margin of 12.4 percent. Operating income included restructuring costs of about SEK 150 m. in conjunction with the ongoing concentration of production as well as costs of about SEK 200 m. related to MAN’s offer for Scania.


Order bookings increased by 20 percent. In the fourth quarter, growth accelerated with an increase of
44 percent. Order bookings in January remain at the same high level as in the fourth quarter. During 2006, deliveries rose by 12 percent to 65,281 vehicles. Increased transport needs and a shortage of transport capacity are leading to higher demand for vehicles and services in nearly all markets where Scania operates. Scania is well positioned for future growth. In the coming years, we expect sales to increase by about 10 percent annually, with a sustained operating margin of 12-15 percent.


In Scania’s largest market, Europe, order bookings for heavy trucks were strong during the first half of 2006 in the run-up to the environmental regulations that entered into force in the European Union during the autumn. However, the pre-buy effect was less than expected. The increase in order bookings accelerated during the fourth quarter, partly driven by customer preferences for EGR technology.
We expect demand for heavy trucks to remain strong in Europe throughout 2007.

Sizeable investments in infrastructure in the new EU member countries and strong growth in the Russian economy are contributing to rising transport demand. Investment levels are expected to remain high for several years ahead and will generate a high demand for transport capacity.

Most other markets also showed a strong trend during 2006. Demand for heavy trucks improved in
Latin America and Asia, while Africa was stable.

Currently incoming orders will be delivered to customers during the third quarter of 2007. Body builders also have long lead times. In order to meet the strong demand, Scania’s production will be raised in March/April to an annual rate of 80,000 vehicles. This is equivalent to a 25 percent increase in the production rate compared to the first quarter of 2006 and means that we will be running at very high capacity utilisation. We are now intensively studying how to remove bottlenecks in production and are investing in further capacity increases to gradually reach 100,000 vehicles. This will be done with limited investments, totalling about SEK 2,000 m. over a period of three years.

The concentration of our axle and gearbox production is proceeding as planned, and to date some 400 replacement jobs have been secured outside Scania. Efforts are under way in Scania’s sales and service operations to increase capacity and take advantage of economies of scale in this area. Together these efforts will yield efficiency gains of more than SEK 800 m. per year from 2009.

During 2007 Scania will introduce new Euro 5 engines with unchanged fuel consumption. In these engines, Scania uses exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) without any aftertreatment. With further modifications, these engines will meet the next European environmental standard, Euro 6. Scania is maintaining its world-leading position in the development of heavy diesel engines, and the strategic alliance with Cummins plays an important role in this achievement.

Our collaboration with Hino is deepening, and Scania will begin to distribute Hino’s medium-duty trucks in South Korea during the first half of 2007, as one step towards future expansion in Asia. Scania’s cooperation with Larsen & Toubro in India is progressing well.

On 18 September 2006, MAN AG presented a hostile bid for Scania. On 23 January 2007 MAN announced that the bid will be withdrawn. The decision was welcomed by Scania and its largest shareholders Volkswagen and Investor. Proposals regarding the regular dividend and capital restructuring will be presented after the next regular Board meeting on 8 February.

About Us

Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2017, we delivered 82,500 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 8,500 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 120 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 49,300 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus AG soon transforming into TRATON AG. For more information visit: www.scania.com.

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