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Atlas Copco interim report at September 30, 2009

October 22, 2009

Healthy profitability and good aftermarket

• Organic order intake declined 30%.


- Demand for equipment remained low.


- Aftermarket products and services held up well.


• Revenues decreased 18% to MSEK 15 088 (18 440), organic decline 25%.


• Operating profit at MSEK 2 402 (3 640), a margin of 15.9% (19.7).


- Positive net currency effect of MSEK 60 compared to previous year.


- Annual cost savings in excess of MSEK 2 000 now achieved.


• Profit before tax amounted to MSEK 2 210 (3 224).


• Profit for the period was MSEK 1 730 (2 432).


• Basic and diluted earnings per share were SEK 1.42 (1.99).


• Strong operating cash flow at MSEK 4 275 (1 054).


Near-term demand outlook

The overall demand is expected to stay around the current level.


The demand in some emerging markets, including China and India, is expected to gradually improve.


For further information:

Analysts


Mattias Olsson, acting Investor Relations Manager,


Phone: +46 8 743 8290 or +46 70 497 8290 ir@se.atlascopco.com



Media


Daniel Frykholm, Media Relations Manager, Corporate Communications,


Phone: +46 8 743 8060 or +46 70 865 8060


media@se.atlascopco.com


Atlas Copco discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act.