1 JANUARY – 30 JUNE 2007 (compared with the same period previous year)
• Net sales amounted to SEK 51,743m (50,694).
• Profit before tax amounted to SEK 3,876m (3,277).
• Net profit for the period amounted to SEK 3,004m (2,490).
• Earnings per share amounted to SEK 4.26 (3.53), an improvement of 21%.
• Operating cash flow amounted to SEK 919m (712).
“SCA’s operations developed well during the second quarter. Profit for the period improved by 21% compared with the same period in the previous year and by 9% compared with the previous quarter. The price and volume trend for most of our operations was favourable. This, together with the intensive efforts currently under way to strengthen our customer offering and develop an even better customer and product mix, resulted in revenue improvements that well exceeded the increased raw material costs.
In my opinion we will continue to see stable development during the autumn with good demand. At the same time, raw material costs will continue to rise.”
President and CEO
For further information, please contact:
Jan Åström, President and CEO, +46 8 788 51 00
Lennart Persson, Executive Vice President and CFO, +46 8 788 51 00
Bodil Eriksson, Corporate Communications, +46 8 788 52 34
Johan Andersson, Investor Relations, +46 8 788 52 82
Pär Altan, Media Relations, +46 8 788 52 37
SCA discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 12.00 CET, on 24 July 2007.