2006-10-25

NOTE posts continuing good volumes in the third quarter and gradual improvements of margins during the year

January-September


• Sales increased 16,5% to SEK 1,253.0 (1 075.9) m
• Operating profit amounted to SEK 69.8 (-87.7) m; operating margin was 5.6% (-8.2%)
• Profit after tax was SEK 45.9 (-69.2) m or SEK 4.71 (-7.19) per share after dilution
• Cash flow was SEK -16.6 (-33.2) m

Third quarter
• Sales increased 21.4% to SEK 421.4 (347.2) m
• Operating profit improved 25.8% to SEK 26.8 (21.3) m
• Operating margin has gradually been improved during the year and amounted to 6.0% (5.2%)
• Cash flow was SEK -24.9 (-8.2) m
• Forward-looking initiative on the Norwegian market began at the mid-point of the year

NOTE’s interim report for January-September 2006 is now both available in PDF format at NOTE’s website, www.note.se, and attached to this message.

The year-end report for 2006 will be released on 13 February 2007.

For further information, please contact:
Arne Forslund, CEO, phone +46 8 568 990 07, +46 705-477 477
Henrik Nygren, CFO, phone, +46 8 568 990 03, +46 709-77 06 86
Annelie Wirdefeldt, Director of IR/IS, phone, +46 8 568 990 01, +46 76-815 99 99

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