Atlas Copco interim report at September 30, 2011

October 21, 2011

Record revenues and record operating profit

Order intake increased to MSEK 21 151, 14% organic growth.

Revenues increased to MSEK 20 739 (17 743), 21% organic growth.

- Strong development in aftermarket.

Operating profit increased 27% to MSEK 4 800 (3 782).

- Whereof MSEK 164 from release of provision for share-related long-term incentive programs.

Profit before tax amounted to MSEK 4 703 (3 675).

- Whereof capital gain of MSEK 82 from sale of shares in RSC Holdings.

Profit for the period was MSEK 3 601 (2 650).

Basic earnings per share were SEK 2.96 (2.17).

Operating cash flow at MSEK 2 125 (2 479).

Near-term demand outlook

The overall demand for Atlas Copco’s products and services is expected to weaken somewhat from the current high level.

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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2010, Atlas Copco had 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 70 (BEUR 7.3).