Axis: Interim report January-March 2009

Lund, 2009-Apr-21
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Strong currency effects on sales

• Net sales during the period amounted to SEK 532 M (438).
• Operating profit during the period totaled SEK 46 M (69).
• Profit before tax for the period amounted to SEK 46 M (68).
• Profit after tax for the period totaled SEK 33 M (49).
• Earnings per share for the period amounted to SEK 0.48 (0.71).


“The level of activity on the market for network video security installations is still relatively low, as was the case at the end of 2008, and the trend continues to be difficult to assess. During the first quarter, the currencies have had a strongly positive impact on sales growth compared with the corresponding quarter of the preceding year. Americas region reported growth of 8 percent in local currency terms, while EMEA region and Asia region reported negative growth of 13 percent in each region.
The high rate of recruitment at the end of last year resulted in increased costs during the first quarter of 2009. Recruitment of personnel has continued during 2009, but now at a considerably lower rate.” Ray Mauritsson, President

The report and slide presentation is available on: http://www.axis.com/corporate/investor/interim_report.htm

Invitation to telephone conference
Time: Tuesday, April 21, at 10 a.m. CET.
To join the conference: Dial: + 46 (0)8 5052 0110, Access code: Axis Communications
Axis AB participants: Ray Mauritsson, CEO and Fredrik Sjöstrand, CFO.

A recorded version of the presentation will be available for five working days on:
+46 (0)8 5052 0333, Access Code: 831744

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 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