Nobel Biocare: Full Year Report, 2001 (with link)

Gothenburg, SWEDEN


GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Feb. 7, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nobel Biocare:


 -- Sales increased by 26% to SEK 2 663.2 million (2 109.5). Sales in
    the fourth quarter amounted to SEK 754.1 million (634.8).
 
 -- Operating income amounted to SEK 363.7 million (289.6). Operating
    income before non-recurring items amounted to SEK 430.1 million
    (267.3). The year-on-year currency effects were positive, SEK 23
    million. Operating income before non-recurring items in the fourth
    quarter amounted to SEK 136.1 million (123.7).
 
 -- Cash flow from current operations amounted to SEK 684.4 million
    (263.8).
 
 -- Earnings per share amounted to SEK 7.45 (5.35).
 
 -- Nobel Biocare AB acquired Sandvik AB's 50% share in the dental
    technology company Procera Sandvik AB, on 27 December 2001.
 
 -- Nobel Biocare's shares were upgraded to the Most Traded-segment of
    the A-list on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, on 1 January 2002
 
 SEK M                           Full year     Full year Change
                                      2001          2000
 Net sales                         2 663.2     2 109.5   +26.2%
  of which Dental Implants         2 329.5     1 851.0   +25.9%
  of which Procera(r)                333.7       258.5   +29.1%
 Operating income before
  goodwill amortization (EBITA)      494.5       326.4   +51.5%
 
 Operating income (EBIT)             430.1       267.3   +60.9%
 before non-recurring items
 Non-recurring items                 -66.4        22.3        -
 Operating income (EBIT)             363.7       289.6   +25.6%
 Income before tax                   339.0       247.8   +36.8%
 Net income                          189.0       134.1   +40.9%
 Cash flow from current              684.4       263.8  +159.4%
 operations
 Earnings per share, SEK              7.45        5.35   +39.4%
 Earnings per share excluding
  goodwill amortization              12.62        6.82   +85.0%
 
 Average number of shares       25 346 215  25 069 782
 Market value                       11 005       7 179

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 www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/02/07/20020207BIT00030/bit0001.doc
 The full year-end report
 
 www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/02/07/20020207BIT00030/bit0001.pdf
 The full year-end report


        

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