BJÖRN BORG AB INTERIM REPORT JANUARY – JUNE 2012

Björn Borg at Harrods

Positive development in a continued weak market

APRIL 1 – JUNE 30, 2012

  • The Group’s net sales increased by 3 percent to SEK 105.5 million (101.9). Excluding currency effects, sales were unchanged.
  • Deferred deliveries from suppliers of about SEK 13 million compared with the same period in 2011 were recognized as revenue during the third quarter, impacting profit by about SEK 6 million.
  • The gross profit margin was 52.1 percent (53.3).
  • Operating profit amounted to SEK 4.8 million (8.2).
  • Profit after tax amounted to SEK 1.0 million (6.5).
  • Earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.10 (0.33).
    Fully diluted earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.10 (0.33).
  • Brand sales* (excluding VAT) decreased by 8 percent to SEK 288 million (315). The decrease was the same excluding currency effects.

JANUARY 1 – JUNE 30, 2012

  • The Group’s net sales decreased by 3 percent to SEK 246.0 million (253.3). Excluding currency effects, sales were down 5 percent.
  • The gross profit margin was 49.8 percent (51.6).
  • Operating profit amounted to SEK 19.5 million (36.6).
  • Profit after tax amounted to SEK 10.3 million (27.1).
  • Earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.55 (1.22).
    Fully diluted earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.55 (1.21).
  • Brand sales* (excluding VAT) decreased by 1 percent to SEK 736 million (746). The decrease was the same excluding currency effects.
  • A bond loan with a nominal value of SEK 200 million was issued in March. Proceeds of about SEK 197 million after transaction expenses were received in April.

QUOTE FROM THE CEO
“We are pleased to report stable sales in a continued weak market during the second quarter. The investments we have made in our future growth in recent years are beginning to contribute more to revenues, although earnings are still being adversely affected by the costs. In late August we are opening our first sales location in China and our operations in England are developing well. We remain confident about our development during the rest of the year,” said CEO Arthur Engel.

For further information, please contact:
Arthur Engel, President and CEO, telephone +46 8 506 33 700
Magnus Teeling, CFO, telephone +46 8 506 33 700

Björn Borg is required to make public the information in this report in accordance with the Securities Market Act.
The information was released for publication on August 22, 2012 at 7:30 am (CET).

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ABOUT BJÖRN BORG: The Group owns the Björn Borg trademark and its core business is underwear and sportswear. It also offers footwear, bags and eyewear through licensees. Björn Borg products are sold in around twenty markets, of which Sweden and the Netherlands are the largest. The Björn Borg Group has operations at every level from branding to consumer sales in its own Björn Borg stores. Total sales of Björn Borg products in 2018 for about SEK 1,6 billion, excluding VAT, at consumer level. Group net sales amounted to SEK around 710 MSEK in 2018, with an average of 213 employees. The Björn Borg share has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2007.

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