Interim report January-June 2006

2006-07-27 12:00

Quarter January-June
2006 2006 2005
II I II 2006 2005

Net 1 839 1 704 3 624 3 443
turnover,
MSEK 1 785

Operating 107 20 171 86
profit/
loss, MSEK 64

Operating 6 1 5 2
margin, % 4

Profit/loss 85 3 128 52
after
financial
items, MSEK 43
Net profit/
loss, MSEK 61 32 2 93 37

Earnings 1.18 0.04 1.81 0.72
per share,
SEK 0.63



January-June 2006 compared with same period in 2005
· Net turnover reached MSEK 3,624 (3,443).
· Net profit was MSEK 93 (37).
· Earnings per share were SEK 1.81 (0.72).
· Improvements in market situation continued to enable price rises for
certain products.
· Operating profit reached MSEK 171 (86). The improvement was due to
higher prices, the effects of currency hedging and lower fixed costs.
· Two of three steam turbines for internal generation of electricity
came as planned into operation at the end of the quarter.

Outlook for full year 2006
§ Programme of cost reductions for energy and organisation continues
according to plan.
§ Effects of cost increases from higher electricity price will be
countered in the second half of the year by energy investments coming
into full operation, raising Billerud’s self-sufficiency in electricity
from 30% to 60%.
§ Improved market situation should enable continued positive price
development in the respective sales currencies.

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
Bertil Carlsén, CFO, +46 8 553 335 00 or +46 730 211 092

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

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Last updated: 2012-06-01