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Forestrich in resourcesPeopletrusted to performProductswe believe in
2013-10-24
    Quarter   January-September Full year
SEKm 3-13 2-13 3-12 2013 2012 2012
Net turnover 3 939 4 197 4 230 12 293 13 577 17 852
Operating profit excl.
items affecting comp.*
326 307 394 871 1 442 1 713
Operating profit 326 307 394 731 1 442 1 520
Profit after tax 207 232 249 481 950 1 853
Earnings per share, SEK 2.5 2.8 3.0 5.7 11.3 22.1
Return on equity, % 4.1 4.5 5.0 3.1 6.4 9.3

* Items affecting comparability are impairment losses and restructuring costs at Holmen Paper (Q1 2013: SEKm -140, Q4 2012: SEKm -193).

  • Profit after tax for January–September 2013 was SEK 481 million (January–September 2012: 950).
  • Earnings per share totalled SEK 5.7 (11.3).
  • Return on equity was 3.1 per cent (6.4).
  • Operating profit, excluding items affecting comparability, totalled SEK 871 million (1 442). The decline was attributable to a stronger Swedish krona, lower selling prices for printing paper and production disruptions at Iggesund Paperboard.
  • Compared with the second quarter, operating profit rose by SEK 19 million to SEK 326 million. There was a significant increase in income from paperboard. Earnings for the second quarter included SEK +102 million from the establishment of a jointly-owned wind power company.
  • The market situation for paperboard was good. Demand for printing paper continued to decline but the market balance for newsprint is good as a result of shutdowns. The market for sawn timber remained weak.

For further information please contact:
Magnus Hall, President and CEO, tel. +46 8 666 21 05
Anders Jernhall, CFO, tel. +46 8 666 21 22
Ingela Carlsson, Communications Director, tel. +46 70 212 97 12

This is information that Holmen AB is obliged to disclose under the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was distributed to the media for publication at 13.05 CET on Thursday October 24, 2013.

This is a translation of the Swedish interim report of Holmen Aktiebolag (publ.). In the event of inconsistency between the English and the Swedish versions, the Swedish version shall prevail.



The Holmen Group

Holmen is a forest industry group that manufactures printing paper, paperboard and sawn timber and runs forestry and energy production operations. The company’s extensive forest holdings and its high proportion of energy production are strategically important resources for its future growth.

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