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Volvo – report on operations 2006

During 2006, the Volvo Group increased sales by 7% to nearly SEK 250 billion, operating income by 22% to more than SEK 22 billion excluding an adjustment of goodwill (SEK 1,712 M) and reached an operating margin of almost 9%.
• Net sales for the full year increased by 7% to SEK 248,135 M (231,191)
Net sales in the fourth quarter amounted to SEK 65,065 M (65,287)

• For 2006, income for the period rose 24% to SEK 16,318 M (13,108)
In the fourth quarter, income for the period increased by 24% to SEK 3,701 M (2,995)

• Basic earnings per share rose to SEK 40.20 (32.22) for the full year
Basic earnings per share for the fourth quarter rose to SEK 9.13 (7.37)

• Operating income rose to SEK 22,1111) M for the full year (18,153)
In the fourth quarter, operating income increased to SEK 5,170 M (4,262)

• The Brazilian Supreme Court decided in AB Volvo’s favor in an export credits dispute, which had a positive effect of SEK 357 M on operating income in the fourth quarter. This was offset by costs for capacity reductions in North America and reserves for the closure of Volvo Aero’s operations in Bromma, Sweden, totaling SEK 358 M

• Operating cash flow, excluding Financial Services, amounted to SEK 12.6 billion for the full year (6.8) including transfers to pension foundations of SEK 3.3 billion (4.4)

• The Board of Directors proposes an ordinary dividend of SEK 25 per share and an extraordinary dividend through a share split 6:1 where the sixth share will be redeemed by AB Volvo for an amount of SEK 25 per share

 

 

             Fourth quarter

       Year

 

2006

2005

2006

2005

Net sales, SEK M

65,065

65,287

248,135

231,191

Operating income, SEK M 1)

5,170

4,262

22,111

18,153

Goodwill adjustment

-

-

(1,712)

-

Operating income, SEK M

5,170

4,262

20,399

18,153

Income after financial items, SEK M

5,226

4,144

20,299

18,016

Income for the period, SEK M 2)

3,701

2,995

16,318

13,108

Basic earnings per share, SEK

9.13

7.37

40.20

32.22

Return on shareholders' equity during most recent 12-month period, %

19.6

17.8

1) Excluding adjustment of goodwill of SEK -1,712 M in the subsidiary Mack Trucks in 2006.

2) Including net effect of adjustment of goodwill and reversal of valuation reserve for deferred tax receivable in Mack Trucks of SEK 336 M in 2006.

 

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