First quarter 2010
·Strong order intake with 16 per cent organic growth in the first quarter.
·North America and Europe return to growth and the emerging markets continue their rapid expansion.
·The gross margin improvement in the quarter confirms profitability of newly launched products. With expected volume growth in combination with cost control - the foundation for an EBIT margin expansion is in place.
·Strong earnings and the continuous focus on working capital generated operating cash flow of 249 MSEK (-15) in the first quarter.
The interim report for the first quarter 2010 will be presented today at 15:00 CET at a telephone conference. For participation, please see instructions at the Hexagon website.