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Interim Report | Financials | 22 Oct, 2013 | 11:30 | Regulatory

Interim report, January – September 2013

Comments by CEO Johan Hjertonsson:

  • Operating profits for the third quarter were MSEK 108.4 (88.4), which was all time high and corresponds to an operating margin of 13.4 (11.4)%.
  • The improvement in operating income was primarily attributable to our efforts to improve gross margins and reduce fixed costs.
  • Net sales in the third quarter increased by 3% over the previous year, adjusted for currency and acquisitions, which was mainly due to increased market share.
  • Good order intake in the third quarter, MSEK 794.1 (726.1), an increase of 8% compared to the third quarter of 2012, adjusted for currency and acquisitions.
  • The market is still relatively weak, however in this quarter we have seen an upward trend and we assess that the market will gradually improve in the fourth quarter and in 2014.
  • The LED share continues to increase and exceeded 20% of net sales this quarter.