Interim report January-March 2006

2006-05-03 12:16

Quarter Full year
2006 2005 2005
I IV I 2005

Net turnover, MSEK 1 785 1 742 1 739 6 823

Operating profit/loss, MSEK 64 81 66 -200

Operating margin, % 4 5 4 -3

Profit/loss after financial items, MSEK 43 60 49 -278
Net profit/loss, MSEK 32 61 35 -183

Earnings per share, SEK 0.63 1.19 0.68 -3.56


2006 compared with same period in 2005
• Net turnover rose 3% to reach MSEK 1,785 (1,739).
• Net profit fell by 9% to MSEK 32 (35).
• Earnings per share were SEK 0.63 (0.68).
• Improved market situation meant price rises were possible.
• Operating profit reached MSEK 64 (66). Rises in Billerud’s prices and an improved currency situation could not fully compensate for significantly higher energy and wood prices.
• New organisation based on business areas introduced in first quarter.

Outlook for 2006
• Continued good market situation will enable further price increases.
• Costs for wood materials, energy and chemicals remain high.
• Programme of cost reductions for energy and organisation continues according to plan.


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 at 10. a.m. on Thursday 4 May.
Location: Spårvagnshallarna, Birger Jarlsgatan 57 A, Stockholm.

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Last updated: 2012-06-01