Interim report January-March 2013: High growth and increased income

First quarter

Continuing operations:

  • Sales growth was 27 percent in local currency. Sales amounted to SEK 105 (86) million, corresponding to an increase of 22 percent in SEK.
  • Operating income (EBIT) amounted to SEK 17 (10) million, corresponding to an operating margin of 16 (12) percent.
  • Net income amounted to SEK 12 (7) million, which gave earnings per share of SEK 0.61 (0.38).

After the end of the period

  • During 2010 Vitrolife entered into a collaboration agreement with the Danish company HertArt ApS with a view to developing a new range of disposable plastic products for IVF under the name of Labware. Vitrolife acquired 25 percent of the shares in HertArt as part of the collaboration agreement. On April 1, 2013 Vitrolife exercised an option to acquire all the shares in the company.

Gothenburg, April 19, 2013


Thomas Axelsson, CEO

Queries should be addressed to:

Thomas Axelsson, CEO, tel 46 31 721 80 01

Mikael Engblom, CFO, tel 46 31 721 80 14

Vitrolife is required to publish the information in this press release in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on April 19, 2013 at 08:30 a.m.

This is a translation of the Swedish version of the press release. When in doubt, the Swedish wording prevails.


Vitrolife is a global medical device Group. Vitrolife Fertility product area develops, produces and markets products for the treatment of human infertility. Work is also carried out to enable the use and handling of stem cells for therapeutic purposes

Vitrolife has approximately 230 employees and the company's products are sold in almost 100 markets. The company is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, and there are also offices in USA, Australia, France, Italy, United Kingdom, China, Japan and Hungary. The Vitrolife share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Small Cap.


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Vitrolife is an international medical device Group. Vitrolife develops, produces and markets products for assisted reproduction. Vitrolife has about 390 employees and the company’s products are sold in about 110 markets. The company is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, and there are also offices in Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and USA. The Vitrolife share is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm.


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