Interim Report January 1st - September 30th, 2002

Interim Report January 1st - September 30th, 2002 Third quarter 2002 · Strong earnings and good order intake during Hexagon's seasonally weakest quarter · For the first time since Q1, 2001, the order intake exceeded the invoicing · During the quarter, Metrology has acquired Xygent, Mirai as well as started a factory in China · Engineering has consolidated GFD with Gislaved and further increased it's margins Third quarter First nine months (MSEK) 2002 2001 Change 2002 2001 Change Order intake 1 675 1 594 5 % 5 074 4 349 17 % Net sales 1 589 1 582 0 % 5 065 4 335 17 % EBITA 88 49 80 % 341 199 71 % Margin % 5,5 3,1 +2,4 % 6,7 4,6 +2,1 % EBIT 1 66 32 106 % 275 162 70 % Earnings before 45 15 200 % 194 142 37 % tax Earnings per 1,14 0,56 104 % 6,51 5,75 13 % share (EPS) EPS adjust. for 2,33 1,63 43 % 10,39 8,06 29 % goodwill Cash flow per 5,35 3,19 68 % 15,61 13,25 18 % share For further information, please call: Ola Rollén, CEO, Hexagon AB, tel. no +46 (0) 8 - 601 26 20 Håkan Halén, CFO, Hexagon AB, tel. no +46 (0) 8 - 601 26 20 Subscription to Hexagons' financial information is available as e-mail at www.hexagon.se. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/30/20021030BIT00590/wkr0001.pdf The full report

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