|[September 10, 2013]
Sectra's Interim Report May - July, 2013: Top Ranking for Sectra in US Customer Satisfaction Poll
LINKÖPING, Sweden --(Business Wire)--
· During its first quarter, the IT and medical technology company
(STO: SECT B) received ranking among the very highest companies in an
independent US customer satisfaction survey conducted by the American
· Sectra increased its order bookings by 113.2% to SEK 247.7 million
· Successful sales of region-wide medical IT systems contributed to
Sectra net sales rising 2.5% to SEK 175.3 million (171.0).
· Sectra reported an operating profit of SEK 13.9 million (4.1), up
239.0%. The completion of several customer projects and a higher level
of investment in development projects that are activated, combined with
ongoing efficiency enhancement projects and the restructuring that
Sectra carried out in the preceding year, contributed to the earnings
Although Sectra's first quarter is traditionally weak, a clear
improvement could be seen compared with the year-earlier period. Dr.
Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO Sectra AB, comments as follows:
"We more than doubled our operating profit and all business areas
reported higher order bookings. For example, we signed several extensive
service agreements with new customers in the UK where we conducted a
targeted growth initiative in the preceding fiscal year."
"The US market appears more positive than previously and our North
American operations tripled their order bookings compared with the
year-earlier period. I am also delighted and proud that US hospitals
have ranked Sectra at the very top of the list of suppliers in an
independent customer satisfaction survey."
"I foresee favorable opportunities for Sectra's continued expansion. In
our Business Innovation segment for future products and services, we are
making continuous progress and our two business areas, Imaging IT
Solutions and Secure Communications, have a stable combined underlying
cash flow that is helping to finance future profit growth."
Read the full interim report on: http://www.sectra.com/press_releases/en/all/2013/
Teleconference with President Torbjörn Kronander and CFO Simo Pykälistö
September 10, 2013, 9:00 a.m. (CET). To participate, call:
Sweden: +46 8 50556477 UK: +44 203364 5372 US: +1 8557161589
The presentation will be held in English and can also be followed online
A recorded version of the presentation will be available on Sectra's
website under the heading Investor/Financial presentations (http://www.sectra.com/corporate/investor/financial_information/financial_hearings.html).
The information in this report is such that Sectra AB (publ) is
obligated to disclose in compliance with the Securities and Clearing
Operations Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. This
information was released to the media for public disclosure on September
10, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. (CET).
About the Sectra Group
Sectra was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linköping University in
Sweden. The company's business operation includes cutting-edge products
and services within the niche segments of medical IT and secure
communication. Sectra has offices in 12 countries and operates through
partners worldwide. Sales in the 2012/2013 fiscal year totaled SEK 817
million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm
exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com.
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