Announcement Össur hf. No. 19/2010
Reykjavik, 27 July 2010
EXCELLENT SALES GROWTH
Sales - Sales growth in the second quarter was very good, 12% measured in local currency. Total sales amounted to USD 90 million compared to USD 81 million in the second quarter of 2009. Both major product segments show double digit growth, prosthetics 15% and bracing and supports 11%, measured in local currency.
Profitability - Profits remain strong and EBITDA amounted to USD 20 million or 22% of sales and gross profit amounted to USD 56 million or 62% of sales. Overall margins remain stable and increased profits are driven by good sales growth. Net profit amounted to USD 14 million compared to USD 2 million for the same period in 2009. Net profit is significantly impacted by positive exchange gains flowing through financial items.
Jon Sigurdsson, President & CEO, comments:
"Overall performance in the second quarter was strong across all markets, and main product segments delivered double digit growth. New product launches in bracing and supports, in the first half of the year, have created excitement and are contributing to the growth in the B&S segment. The sales growth in prosthetics in the quarter is fuelled by good sales across all major product lines as well as the continued success of the bionic products."
Highlights of the quarter:
Guidance - Management estimates LCY organic sales growth will be at the top end, or even slightly above the previously guided range of 4-6% for the full year. LCY organic EBITDA growth is expected to be above 10%.
Conference call at 12:00 CET/ 10:00 GMT/ 6:00 EST
Today, Tuesday 27 July 2010 Jon Sigurdsson, President and CEO, and Hjörleifur Palsson, CFO, will host a conference call for investors, analysts and shareholders presenting and discussing the results of the second quarter of 2010. The conference call will be conducted in English and can be heard on Össur's website: www.ossur.com/investors
To participate in the meeting please call one of the following telephone numbers:
Europe: +44 (0)20 3043 2436 or +46 (0)8 505 598 53
The United States: +1 866 458 40 87
Iceland: 800 8660
|Jon Sigurdsson, President & CEO||Tel: +354 515 1300|
|Hjorleifur Palsson, CFO||Tel: +354 515 1300|
|Sigurborg Arnarsdottir, IR Manager||Tel: +354 664-1044|
NOTE: This page only includes the highlights of the quarter. For the full press release please visit www.ossur.com/investors