Net sales for the first six months amounted to SEK 165.3 m (115.6), corresponding to a
43.0 % increase. Net sales for the last twelve months amounted to SEK 294.3 m (276.5)
* Operating profit reached SEK 40.2 m (2.0), equal to a 24.3 % (1.7) operating margin.
For the last twelve month period operating margin amounted to 23.6 % (18.2)
* Order intake for the first half year increased with 43.2 % to SEK 167.8 m (117.2)
* Cash flow from operating activities improved with SEK 26.5 m reaching SEK 28.8 m (2.3)
* Profit after taxes totaled SEK 30.0 m (0.1) and result per share amounted to 2.64 kr
-Our growing portfolio of Design Wins in production phase and a higher market activity
on our customers markets resulted in a new historical sales record for HMS both for the
second quarter and for the first half year. Consequently we are now showing growth
figures also compared with the year 2008, says Staffan Dahlström, CEO for HMS.
Halmstad July 15, 2010
Chief Executive Officer
This report has not been reviewed by the Company´s auditor.
Further information can be obtained from:
CEO Staffan Dahlström, on telephone 035-17 29 01 or
CFO Gunnar Högberg, on telephone 035-17 29 95
See also: http://investors.hms.se http://investors.hms.se/
HMS Networks is a world-leading supplier of communication technology for industrial
automation. Sales totaled SEK 245 million in 2009. Over 90% of these sales were to
customers located outside Sweden. All product development and parts of the manufacturing
are performed at the head office in Halmstad. Sales offices are located in Tokyo,
Beijing, Karlsruhe, Chicago, Milan and Mulhouse. HMS has 164 employees and produces
network interface cards and products to interconnect different networks under the
trademark Anybus. The network interface cards are embedded in automation equipment such
as robots, control systems, motors and sensors. This allows subcomponents in machines to
communicate with one another and with different networks in order to build more
efficient and flexible manufacturing systems. HMS is listed on NASDAQ-OMX Nordic
Exchange in Stockholm in the category Small Cap, Information Technology.