Scania Year-end Report, January–December 2013

        Print
| Source: SCANIA AB
Scania’s earnings for the full year 2013 amounted to SEK 8,455 m. Both vehicle
and service volume reached record levels, which was offset by the stronger krona
and a competitive pricing environment.
Summary of the full year 2013

  · Operating income rose to SEK 8,455 m. (8,300), and earnings per share fell
to SEK 7.75 (8.31)
  · Net sales rose by 9 percent to SEK 86,847 m. (79,603)
  · Cash flow amounted to SEK 3,231 m. (3,025) in Vehicles and Services
  · The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of SEK 4.00 (4.75) per share.

Comments by Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO:

“Scania’s earnings for the full year 2013 amounted to SEK 8,455 m. Both vehicle
and service volume reached record levels, which was offset by the stronger krona
and a competitive pricing environment. Scania increased its market shares, both
in Europe and in Latin America. Order bookings for trucks in Europe fell during
the fourth quarter as a result of pre-buys of Euro 5 vehicles during the third
quarter. Scania has a strong position in the European market in Euro 6. Order
bookings in Latin America remained at a good level during the fourth quarter. In
Russia, order bookings weakened. Order bookings for buses and coaches rose
compared to the previous quarter, attributable to Europe and Latin America. In
Engines, order bookings were supported by investments ahead of the transition to
the new emission standard in 2014. Scania is continuing its long-term efforts to
boost market share in Services and volume reached a record level during 2013.
During the first quarter of 2014, production volume of vehicles will be adjusted
to the lower order bookings. Among other things, the number of personnel on hire
will be reduced by about 300. Pre-buys in Europe during 2013 will impact the
first half of 2014 while Scania’s assessment is that economic activity in Europe
has stabilised and that there is a replacement need. There are good growth
opportunities in the longer term and the expansion of annual technical
production capacity towards 120,000 vehicles is continuing. To strengthen
competitiveness, the level of activity related to development projects remains
high, at the same time as Scania is expanding its sales and service capacity in
emerging markets.”

For more information please see attached pdf.

Contact persons
Per Hillström
Investor Relations
Tel. +46 8 553 502 26
Mobile tel. +46 70 648 30 52

Erik Ljungberg
Corporate Relations
Tel. +46 8 553 835 57
Mobile tel. +46 73 988 35 57
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy
transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. Service-related
products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring
Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime Scania
also offers financial services. Employing some 38,600 people, the company
operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are
concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South
America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete
vehicles. In 2012, net sales totalled SEK 79.6 billion and net income amounted
to SEK 6.6 billion. Scania press releases are available on
www.scania.com (http://www.scania.com/se)