Interim report January-September 2005

2005-11-09 12:19


January-September
Quarter
2005 2005 2004
III II III 2005 2004

Net 1 638 1 704 1 822 5 081 5 406
turnover,MSEK


Operating -367 20 270 -281 620
profit,MSEK


Operating -22 1 15 -6 11
margin, %

Profit -390 3 252 -338 561
after
financial
items, MSEK

Net profit, -281 2 182 -244 402
MSEK

Earnings -5.47 0.04 3.46 -4.75 7.58
per share,SEK



1 January – 30 September 2005 compared with the same period in 2004

· Net turnover amounted to MSEK 5,081 (5,406).
· Net loss was MSEK 244 (402).
· Earnings per share were SEK -4.75 (+7.58).
· The order situation for Billerud’s packaging paper continued to
improve.
· Operating loss was MSEK 281 (+620). The deterioration was mainly due
to one-off costs of MSEK 400 for organisational changes, changed
exchange rates, higher costs for wood, chemicals and energy.
· The projects aimed at cutting costs both within the energy field and
within the organisation are proceeding according to plan.


New President
· Per Lindberg took over as President on 1 August 2005.


Outlook for full year 2005
· Continued high cost levels for intermediate goods throughout the
remainder of the year.
· Higher prices announced for many products.
· The operating profit for the full year is expected to reach MSEK 150
before one-off costs for organisational changes amounting to MSEK 400.

For further information in connection with this report, please contact:
Per Lindberg, President and CEO, +46 8 553 335 00 or +46 70 248 15 17 and
Nils Lindholm, CFO, +46 8 553 335 00 or +47 70 217 5225


Billerud’s President Per Lindberg will present the interim report live at a press conference
at 3 p.m. today, 9 November. Location: Spårvagnshallarna, Birger Jarlsgatan 57 A, Stockholm.


Billerud AB (publ) Box 703, SE-169 27 Solna, Sweden
Corporate Identity Number 556025-5001
Tel +46 8 553 335 00 Fax +46 8 553 335 80 E-mail: ir@billerud.com
Internet website: http://www.billerud.com

Billerud is a packaging paper company with a business concept to supply customers with efficient packaging paper. A consistent concentration on attractive market segments and a strong customer focus are cornerstones of Billerud’s strategy. Billerud focuses on kraft paper and containerboard and has a world-leading position within several product segments. The company’s production units are among the most cost-efficient in Europe for these products.

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