Full Year Report January – December 2013
· Sales for the full year increased by 1 percent to 12,610 MSEK (12,486) and for the fourth quarter by 1 percent to 3,178 MSEK (3,148). In local currencies, sales for both the full year and the fourth quarter increased by 3 percent.
· Operating profit from product areas1) for the full year declined by 8 percent to 3,375 MSEK (3,666) and for the fourth quarter by 5 percent to 835 MSEK (883). In local currencies, operating profit from product areas1) for the full year declined by 6 percent and by 5 percent for the fourth quarter.
· Operating profit2) amounted to 3,855 MSEK (4,062) for the full year and to 932 MSEK (986) for the fourth quarter.
· EPS (basic) for the full year amounted to 13.63 SEK (14.33) and for the fourth quarter to 3.43 SEK (3.93).
· The Board proposes an unchanged dividend of 7.30 SEK.
1) Operating profit for Swedish Match product areas, which excludes share of net profit in STG and larger one-time items.
2) Operating profit for the Group includes share of net profit in STG and larger one-time items.
For the full report: http://www.swedishmatch.com/investors/
Swedish Match telephone conference
A telephone conference will be held today, Wednesday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. (CET), (1:00 p.m. UK time). At this time we will review and comment on the results. Participants will include Lars Dahlgren, Thomas Hayes, and Emmett Harrison.
Listen to the telephone conference live at: http://www.swedishmatch.com/investors/
Replay will be available for 30 days at the link above as well as on telephone number:
UK replay number: +44 20 7031 4064, access code: 941359
US replay number: +1 888 365 0240, access code: 941359
Swedish replay number: +46 8 505 203 33, access code: 941359
For further information, please contact:
Lars Dahlgren, President and Chief Executive Officer
Office +46 8 658 0441
Thomas Hayes, Acting Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 0309
Emmett Harrison, Senior Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability
Office +46 8 658 0173
Richard Flaherty, President US Division, US Investor Relations contact
Office +1 804 787 5130