Year-end report 1 january - 31 december 2000

YEAR-END REPORT 1 January - 31 December 2000 Continued strong trend in international markets * Sales during 1 January - 31 December 2000 increased by 129 percent to 302,5 (132.2) MSEK * An operating loss of 47,4 (loss: 17.4) MSEK and a loss of 2.92 (loss: 1.03) SEK per share were reported. * During 2000, sales in M2S's international markets more than tripled to 247.4 (71.8) MSEK, corresponding to 82 (54) percent of the Group's total sales. * Sales in Sweden dropped to 55.1 (60.4) MSEK during the year, with a slight improvement noted during the fourth quarter. * Fourth-quarter sales increased by 205 percent to 131.7 (43.2) MSEK and the operating profit after goodwill amortisation rose to 9.6 (1.7) MSEK. Fourth quarter 2000 Sales during the fourth quarter increased with 205 percent and amounted to 131.7 (43.2) MSEK. Prokoda units contributed with 70,4 (-) MSEK in sales. Sales in Sweden, which had declined earlier during the year, rose slightly during the quarter to 23.4 (14.8) MSEK, including exchange-rate gains of 8.2 (0.2) MSEK. Sales in markets outside Sweden rose by 281 percent to 108.3 (28.4) MSEK. Sales outside Sweden accounted for 82 (66) percent of the Group's total sales. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/01/25/20010125BIT00090/bit0001.doc The full report http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/01/25/20010125BIT00090/bit0002.pdf The full report