Interim Report January - September 2002

23 October 2002


 
July-Sept
Jan-Sept
Jan-Dec
Oct-Sept
Key figures
2002
2001
2002
2001
2001
2001/02
Net sales, SEK m
2,300
2,301
7,251
5,840
8,283
9,694
Operating income before depreciation, SEK m (EBITDA)
246
246
769
583
821
1,007
Operating income before goodwill amortisation, SEK m (EBITA)
186
177
581
418
588
751
Operating income, SEK m (EBIT)
171
161
534
383
537
688
Operating margin, %
7.4
7.0
7.4
6.6
6.5
7.1
Income after financial items, SEK m
146
122
434
299
414
549
Earnings per share after full dilution, SEK
1.73
1.54
5.43
4.05
5.15
6.56
Return on capital employed, %        
15.5
17.0
Return on shareholders' equity, %        
16.2
16.5
 
Magnet has been consolidated with effect from May 2001.
 
  • Net sales up 24 per cent to SEK 7,251 million (5,840).
  • Operating margin increased to 7.4 per cent (6.6).
  • Income after financial items up 45 per cent to SEK 434 million (299).
  • Earnings per share after full dilution up 34 per cent to SEK 5.43 (4.05). For the twelve-month period the earnings per share amounted to SEK 6.56.
  • Continued profit improvement in the Nordic and UK operations.
  • Continued organic growth in the Nordic and UK operations.
  • Improved margins in the Continental European operation for the third quarter.
If you have any questions about this report, please contact:
Fredrik Cappelen, President and CEO, Lennart Rappe, Executive Vice President and CFO,
Katarina Sivander, Communications Manager, tel. +46 8 440 16 00
 
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