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2012-10-26
Quarter January-September Full year
SEKm 3-12 2-12 3-11 2012 2011 2011
Net turnover 4 230 4 569 4 518 13 577 14 026 18 656
EBITDA 615 694 838 2 097 2 511 3 240
Operating profit* 394 488 519 1 442 1 570 5 573
Profit after tax* 249 313 343 950 1 015 3 955
Earnings per share, SEK* 3.0 3.7 4.1 11.3 12.1 47.1
Return on equity, %* 5.0 6.4 8.1 6.4 8.1 23.1

       *In Q4 2011 revaluation of forest was included: + SEK 3 593 million before tax and SEK 2 648 million after tax.

     

  • Profit after tax for January - September 2012 was SEK 950 million (January - September 2011:
    SEK 1 015 million).

  • Earnings per share amounted to SEK 11.3 (12.1).

  • Return on equity was 6.4 per cent (8.1).

  • Operating profit totalled SEK 1 442 million (1 570). The contribution from currency hedges fell, while the change in the value of forests rose. 

  • The operating profit from the third quarter was SEK 394 million, SEK 94 million lower than in the preceding quarter. Earnings at Holmen Skog were low but improved at Iggesund Paperboard as a result of good production and a high level of deliveries. Staff costs were seasonally low.

  • The market situation for paperboard was stable during the quarter, while demand for printing paper and sawn timber was 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, Public Relations Director, tel. +46 70 212 97 12

In its capacity as issuer, Holmen AB is releasing the information in this interim report for January-September 2012 in accordance with Chapter 17 of the Swedish Securities Market Act (2007:528). The information was distributed to the media for publication at 12.30 CET on Friday September 26, 2012.



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.

Holmen AB

Tel: 08-666 21 00

E-post: info@holmen.com

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