Interim report January - September 2009

Lund, 2009-Oct-16
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Improved sales over quarters

• Net sales during the period amounted to SEK 1,642 M (1,474), and sales amounted to SEK 568 M (543) for the third quarter.
• Operating profit during the period totaled SEK 188 M (291), and operating profit totaled SEK 95 M (131) for the third quarter.
• Profit before tax during the period amounted to SEK 187 M (291), and profit before tax amounted to SEK 94 M (131) for the third quarter.
• Profit after tax during the period totaled SEK 133 M (207), and profit after tax totaled SEK 66 M (94) for the third quarter.
• Earnings per share for the period amounted to SEK 1.91 (2.99).

“It is gratifying to be able to report a positive sales trend for Axis during the first nine months of the year. Sales have improved continuously and net sales for the third quarter amounted to SEK 568 M (543). All the regions showed a positive sales trend between the second and third quarters. The greatest improvement in sales was displayed in the Asia region.
During the period, Axis continued to introduce a number of high quality network video products which were received with great interest on the market. Recruitments have continued during the third quarter and there were 776 employees (680) at the end of the period.”
Ray Mauritsson, President

Invitation to telephone conference
Time: Friday, October 16, at 10 a.m. CET.
Dial: +46 (0)8 5052 0110
Access code: Axis Communications
Axis AB participants: Ray Mauritsson, CEO and Fredrik Sjöstrand, CFO.

The report and a slide presentation will be available at:

A recorded version of the presentation will be available for five working days on:
+46 (0) 850520333, Access Code: 848029

About Axis Communications
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 Swedish-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 Stockholm, under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website at