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Interim report January-June 2012

Sustained healthy growth and earnings trend in Credit Solutions but weak development for the companies in Marketing Solutions.

April-June

  • Revenue of SEK 968 million (1,054)
  • Operating profit (EBITA) of SEK 75 million (116)
  • Operating margin (EBITA) of 7.7 per cent (11.0)
  • Operating margin (EBITA) excl. capital gains of 6.8 per cent (11.0)
  • Cash flow from operating activities of SEK 49 million (74) 

January-June

  • Revenue of SEK 2,000 million (2,105)
  • Operating profit (EBITA) of SEK 316 million (232)
  • Operating margin (EBITA) of 15.8 per cent (11.0)
  • Operating margin (EBITA) excl. capital gains of 7.5 per cent (11.0)
  • Cash flow from operating activities of SEK 82 million (226) 

Key events 

  • Organic revenue growth of +-0 per cent (adjusted for foreign exchange effects)
  • Sustained healthy growth and earnings trend in Credit Solutions but weak development for the companies in Marketing Solutions
  • Continued strong market position and growth in Central Europe
  • Ongoing streamlining of operations through the sale of WLW? in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Kompass in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, and Hoppenstedt Publishing in Germany
  • Lars Pettersson new CEO as of 1 February 2012

Events after the balance sheet date

  • Agreement for the sale of ABC in Germany signed at beginning of July
  • New 10-year strategic partnership agreement with Dun & Bradstreet International for 11 markets signed in early August 

 

Contact:

Fredrik Åkerman, CFO
Telephone: +46 8-558 059 35
Mobile: +46 704-15 23 65
E-mail: fredrik.akerman@bisnode.com

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