Year-end Report January - December 2010

9 February 2011

Fourth quarter 2010

  • Order intake increased by 20* per cent
  • Net sales increased by 24* per cent to 4,638 MSEK (3,076)
  • Operating earnings (EBIT 1) amounted to 969 MSEK (566)
  • Earnings before taxes, excluding non-recurring items** amounted to
  • Net earnings, excluding non-recurring items** amounted to 690 MSEK
  • Earnings per share amounted to -1.43 SEK (1.53). Earnings per share,
  • The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of 1.40 SEK per share

*) Adjusted to fixed exchange rates and a comparable group structure, i.e. organic growth.

**) Non-recurring items totaling 1 ,304 MSEK related to the acquisition of Intergraph and impairment in Other Operations.

The year-end report 2010 will be presented today at 10:00 CET at a
telephone conference. For participation, please see instructions at the
Hexagon website.

For further information please contact: Mattias Stenberg, IR Manager,
Hexagon AB, +46 8 601 26 27,

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