July 19, 2013  | 
Press release

HALDEX INTERIM REPORT JANUARY – JUNE 2013

Q2: Operating Margin improved to 7.1%

Haldex Group, April – June 2013

  • Sales amounted to SEK 1,067 m compared to SEK 1,065 m in the corresponding period last year. Adjusted for exchange rate fluctuations, sales increased 5% compared to the same period prior year.
  • Operating income and operating margin excluding one-off items amounted to SEK 76 m (60) and 7.1% (5.6), respectively. Operating income and operating margin including one-off items amounted to SEK -44 m (26) and -4.1% (2.4) respectively.
  • Haldex hosted a Capital Markets Day, May 22, in Stockholm where President and CEO, Bo Annvik, communicated the new strategy and that Haldex financial objectives remains unchanged.
  • In May 2013 Haldex announced a global restructuring program including a transformation of the European footprint, with annual savings of SEK 100 m. Total expenses for the program is approximately SEK 250 m, of which SEK 120 m has been expensed in the second quarter.
  • Earnings after tax amounted to SEK -48 m (8). Earnings per share amounted to SEK -1.09 (0.16).
  • Cash-flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 88 m (33). The cash flow was negatively impacted in the quarter by SEK 23 m due to ongoing restructuring programs.
  • Changes in Haldex Group Management, Staffan Olsson appointed as Senior Vice President, Global Operations. Effective latest January 1, 2014.
  • Haldex takes a further step to strengthen and develop Haldex Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by creating a new Corporate function, Haldex CSR.

Key ratios, Haldex Group

Amounts in SEK m Jan-June 2013 Jan-June 2012 Change
Jan-June 2013/2012
April-June
2013
April-June
2012
Change
April-June
2013/2012
Net sales 2,018 2,138 -6% 1,067 1,065 0%
Operating income1) 130 124 5% 76 60 27%
Operating income/loss 11 90 -88% -44 26 -
Operating margin, %1) 6.5 5.8 0.7 7.1 5.6 1.5
Operating margin, % 0.5 4.2 -3.7 -4.1 2.4 -6.5
Return on cap. employed,% 1,2) 10.4 10.9 -0.5 10.4 10.9 -0.5
Return on cap. employed,% 2) 3.4 9.4 -6.0 3.4 9.4 -6.0
Earnings after tax -20 43 - -48 8 -
Earnings per share, SEK -0.49 0.91 - -1.09 0.16 -

1)    Excluding one-off items
2)    Rolling 12 months

Comments from the President and CEO Bo Annvik;

“The strong demand we experienced in the later part of the first quarter continued into the second quarter and the quarterly sales amounted to SEK 1,067 m. All regions showed improved sales this quarter compared to the first quarter of 2013. During the second quarter 2013 we have been able to manage our cost base well, which positively affected our operating income. One of Haldex overall targets is an operating margin of 7% over a business cycle, I am therefore especially pleased to deliver an operating margin of 7.1% in the second quarter. In Europe we have entered into the final stages of the global restructuring program, and together with a more focused strategy, we are well on the way of creating a stable platform of sustainable, profitable growth”.

This report has been prepared in accordance with the altered IAS 19 “Employee benefits”. The revised standard affects the Income statement (Financial net and Taxes), the Balance sheet (Equity, Pension liability and Deferred taxes) and Other Comprehensive Income. All comparison numbers have been restated according to the altered standard, including key figures. For further information please see Accounting principles.

Calendar reports 2013

Q2: Interim report January – June, 2013                                                 July, 19            
Q3: Interim report, January – September, 2013                                      November, 6
Q4: Year-end report January – December, 2013                                    February, 2014


Invitation:
Media and analysts are invited to a telephone conference at which the report will be presented with comments by Bo Annvik, President and CEO, and Andreas Ekberg, CFO. The presentation will also be webcasted live and you can participate with questions by telephone.

Date/Time: Friday, July 19, at 11:00 CET 
 
To join the telephone conference:
You can participate with questions by telephone.
 
Dial-in numbers:

SE: +46 (0)8 505 564 74
UK: +44 203 364 5374
US: +1 855 753 2230
 
I
nternet: The presentation will be web casted live at: http://storm.zoomvisionmamato.com/player/haldex/objects/6mpryq3h/

The webcast will also be available afterwards and you can download the Interim Report and
the presentation from Haldex website:
http://www.haldex.com/en/GLOBAL/Investors/Report-archive/Interim-Reports/

Contact persons:
Andreas Ekberg, CFO
phone: +46 (0) 418 47 60 00
                       
Kristina Brink, Corporate Communications Manager / Investor Relations        
phone: +46 (0) 418 47 61 88 or +46 (0) 705 90 91 40                   

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This report is unaudited.


Haldex discloses the information in this Interim Report according to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Trading Act. The information was provided for public release at 8:30 CET on Friday July 19, 2013, at 08.30 CET.