Axis AB Year-end report 2009 Strong close to the year

Lund, 2010-Feb-03
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• Net sales during the year amounted to SEK 2,301 M (1,975), and sales amounted to SEK 659 M (501) for the fourth quarter.
• Operating profit for the year totaled SEK 308 M (341), and operating profit totaled SEK 121 M (49) during the fourth quarter.
• Profit before tax for the year amounted to SEK 307 M (340), and profit before tax amounted to SEK 120 M (49) for the fourth quarter.
• Profit after tax during the year totaled SEK 218 M (252), and profit after tax totaled SEK 85 M (45) during the fourth quarter.
• Earnings per share for the year amounted to SEK 3.14 (3.64).
• The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of SEK 4.00 (1.25), of which SEK 2.75 is an extraordinary dividend.


“The year ended with high activity on the market for installation of network video products, which resulted in a strong close to the year for Axis. Axis reported net sales of SEK 2,301 M (1,975) for 2009, which delivered growth of 17 percent for the year. All regions showed positive growth of over 30 percent in the fourth quarter.
The strong close to the year is due to a generally good inflow of orders as well as conclusion of deals relating to previously deferred projects. The feared component shortage which was communicated previously had no significant impact on Axis’ delivery capacity during the end of 2009. The beginning of 2010 is difficult to assess on account of possible supply disruptions due to component shortages and the generally uncertain market trend.”
Ray Mauritsson, President

Invitation to telephone conference
Time: 3 February at 10 a.m.
Phone number: +46 (0)8 505 201 14
Specify Axis Communications.
Axis AB participants: Ray Mauritsson, CEO and Fredrik Sjöstrand, CFO.
The report and a slide presentation will be available at: http://www.axis.com/corporate/investor/interim_report.htm
A recorded version of the presentation will be available for five working days on:
+46 (0) 850520333, Access Code: 856451



For more information, please contact:
Margareta Lantz, Manager, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, Axis Communications
Telephone: +46 (0) 46 272 18 00, E-mail: margareta.lantz@axis.com.

About Axis
Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring, and are based on innovative, open technology platforms. Axis is a Sweden-based company, operating worldwide with offices in more than 20 countries and cooperating with partners in more than 70 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic, under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website at www.axis.com