STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN-Hexagon released its fourth quarter 2011 and year-end report for 2011 today at 08:00 CET. It will be presented by President and CEO Ola Rollén at 11:00 CET via telephone conference / webcast. For participation instructions, please visit http://investors.hexagon.com/en .
Highlights of the fourth quarter, 2011 include:
Net sales increased by 18% to 591.6 MEUR (501.1)’
Using fixed exchange rates and a comparable group structure, net sales increased by 6%;
Operating earnings (EBIT1) increased by 18% to 121.8 MEUR (103.5);
Earnings before taxes amounted to 106.9 MEUR (-46.7);
Net earnings amounted to 85.1 MEUR (-44.3);
Earnings per share amounted to 0.24 EUR (-0.15);
Operating cash flow increased by 26% to 70.6 MEUR (55.9); and
The board of directors proposes a dividend of 0.17 EUR per share (0.15).