Fagerhult: Year-End Report 2013

  Fagerhult: Year-End Report 2013

Business Wire

HABO, Sweden -- February 13, 2014

Regulatory News:

Fagerhult (STO:FAG):

· Orders received amounted to MSEK 3,241.7 (3,121.7). After adjustments for
acquired operations and currency effects, orders received increased by 5 %
compared with the previous year

· Net sales totalled MSEK 3,095.2 (3,085.1). After adjustments for acquired
operations and currency effects, sales increased by 2 %

· Operating profit was MSEK 277.5 (251.5). The operating margin was 9.0 (8.2)
%

· Profit after tax amounted to MSEK 182.6 (159.1)

· Earnings per share was SEK 14.48 (12.61)

· The Finnish company, I-Valo Oy, which was acquired in June, has been
included in the consolidated results as of the third quarter 2013

· Fagerhult has signed an agreement to acquire Arlight in Turkey. This
acquisition has recently been completed following the approval of the
competition authorities

· A dividendof SEK 7.25 (6.50) per share and a 3 for 1 stock split are
proposed

Comments by CEO Johan Hjertonsson:

· Orders received were strong during the fourth quarter and, after adjustments
for acquired operations and currency effects, orders received increased by 16
%, compared with the fourth quarter 2012

· Net sales increased by 5 % in the fourth quarter compared with the previous
year, after adjustments for acquired operations and currency effects. This was
due to increases in market shares, in combination with a somewhat improved
Retail Lighting market in, among other markets, Germany and France.

· Measures to improve the gross margin and reduce fixed expenses have
contributed positively to total profits.

· Operating profit improved to MSEK 83.8 (58.1) during the fourth quarter,
corresponding to an operating margin of 9.8 (7.5) %.

· We have seen a gradual improvement in the market during the fourth quarter,
which we deem will continue during 2014.

· The proportion of LED lighting sales continues to rise and exceeded 30 % of
total net sales in the fourth quarter.

· The acquisition of Arlight in Turkey will strengthen our position in Europe
and will provide a gateway to the Turkish market.

Fagerhult is one of Europe’s leading lighting groups with approximately 2,200
employees and operations in20 countries. We create modern products and
exciting, energy-efficient and environmentally-adapted lighting installations,
successfully integrated into their individual environments. The Group includes
such strong brands as Fagerhult,Ateljé Lyktan, LTS, Whitecroft Lighting,
Designplan Lighting, I-Valo and Arlight. AB Fagerhult is listed on the Nasdaq
OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm.

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Contact:

Fagerhult
Disclosures may be submitted by:
Johan Hjertonsson, CEO
tel: 46 36 10 87 06
mobile: 46 70 229 77 93
e-mail: johan.hjertonsson@fagerhult.se
or
Håkan Gabrielsson,CFO
tel: 46 8 52 23 59 48
mobile: 46 70 84 40 918
e-mail: hakan.gabrielsson@fagerhult.se
 
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