2001-08-15
  • The operating profit amounted to MSEK 1,366, (corresponding period 2000: MSEK 1,186 excluding items affecting comparability and divested activities). The second quarter operating profit was MSEK 663 compared with MSEK 703 for the first quarter.
  • Profit after financial items amounted to MSEK 1,309 (1,110 excluding items affecting comparability and divested activities). The profit for the second quarter was MSEK 610 compared with MSEK 699 for the first quarter.
  • Profit for the period after tax amounted to MSEK 917 (1,332), which corresponds to earnings per share of SEK 11.50 (15.00). The return on equity was 13.5 (16.6) per cent.
  • The market for newsprint and magazine paper was stable during the second quarter. However, the market for coated magazine paper weakened.
  • The market for paperboard remained weak.
  • The prices of newsprint and magazine paper as well as paperboard were stable.


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