Hitt og þetta 7. febrúar 2007

Alfa Laval reports operating profit of SEK2.55bn

Nordic Business Report-February 7, 2007-Alfa Laval reports operating profit of SEK2.55bn (C)1994-2007 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com Swedish heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling solutions provider Alfa Laval issued its year-end report on Wednesday (7 February), posting an operating income of SEK2,551.9m, as compared to SEK1,377.2m in 2005. Net sales amounted to SEK19,801.5m, up from SEK16,330.4m in the previous year. Earnings per share improved from SEK7.92 to SEK15.10. The full-year result was boosted by an "exceptionally strong" fourth quarter. Alfa Laval, headquartered in Lund in Sweden, has some 10,000 employees and customers in nearly 100 countries. Alfa Laval is listed on the Nordic Exchange in Stockholm. One British pound (GBP) is worth approximately 13.38 Swedish kronor (SEK). ((Comments on this story may be sent to tww.feedback@m2.com))