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Atlas Copco's third-quarter report 2015

October 20, 2015

(unaudited)
Mixed demand development and record profit

• Growth in the service business

• Stable industrial demand, but weak demand from mining and oil and gas-related segments


• Orders increased 3% to MSEK 24 149 (23 395), organic decline of 5%


• Revenues increased 9% to MSEK 25 723 (23 590), unchanged organically


• Record operating profit of MSEK 5 313 (4 145), including items affecting comparability


• Adjusted operating profit of MSEK 5 239 (4 604), corresponding to a margin of 20.4% (19.5)


• Profit before tax amounted to MSEK 5 042 (3 879)


• Profit for the period was MSEK 3 806 (2 878)


• Basic earnings per share were SEK 3.12 (2.37)


• Strong operating cash flow at MSEK 4 621 (4 075)

Near-term demand outlook

The overall demand for the Group is expected to remain at current level.


Previous near-term demand outlook (published July 16, 2015):

The overall demand for the Group is expected to increase somewhat.

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

Atlas Copco  is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees.