Definitions

Amortization of surplus values - When a company is acquired, the purchase consideration is allocated to the identified assets and liabilities of the company. Intangible assets are most often allocated the substantial part of the purchase consideration. The amortization of surplus values is defined as the difference between the amortization of such identified intangible assets and what the amortization would have been in the acquired company had the acquisition not taken place at all.

Capital employed - Total assets less non-interest bearing liabilities

Capital turnover rate - Net sales divided by average capital employed

Cash flow - Cash flow from operations, after change in working capital, excluding non-recurring items

Cash flow per share - Cash flow from operations, after change in working capital, excluding non-recurring items divided by average number of shares

Earnings per share - Net earnings excluding non-controlling interest divided by average number of shares

Equity ratio - Shareholders' equity including non-controlling interests as a percentage of total assets

Interest cover ratio - Earnings after financial items plus financial expenses divided by financial expenses

Investments - Purchases less sales of tangible and intangible fixed assets, excluding those included in acquisitions and divestitures of subsidiaries

Net indebtedness - Interest-bearing liabilities less interest-bearing current receivables and liquid assets divided by shareholders' equity excluding non-controlling interests

Non-recurring items - Income and expenses that are not expected to appear on a regular basis

Operating earnings (EBIT1) - Operating earnings excluding capital gains on shares in group companies and other non-recurring items

Operating margin - Operating earnings (EBIT1) as a percentage of operating net sales

Operating net sales - Net sales adjusted by the difference between fair value and book-value of deferred revenue regarding acquired businesses

Profit margin before tax - Earnings after financial items as a percentage of net sales

Return on capital employed (12 month average) - Twelve months to end of period earnings after financial items, excluding non-recurring items, plus financial expenses as a percentage of twelve months to end of period average capital employed

Return on equity (12 month average) - Twelve months to end of period net earnings excluding non-controlling interests as a percentage of twelve months to end of period average shareholders' equity excluding non-controlling interests last twelve months.

Shareholders' equity per share - Shareholders' equity excluding non-controlling interests divided by the number of shares at year-end

Share price - Last settled transaction on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange on the last business day for the period

Business Definitions

Americas - North, South and Central America

Asia - Asia, Australia and New Zealand

EMEA - Europe, Middle East and Africa