Full Year Report January – December 2005

Strong fourth quarter and good performance in all divisions brings confidence for 2006 - Securitas is ready for the next step
• Sales in the fourth quarter increased 5 percent to MSEK 17,711 (15,222), adjusted for changes in exchange rates, ac¬quisitions and divestitures. For the full year sales increased 5 percent to MSEK 66,014 (59,687), adjusted for changes in exchange rates, acquisitions and divestitures.
• Operating income in the fourth quarter was MSEK 1,190 (1,116), which adjusted for changes in exchange rates was a decrease of 2 percent. This includes a capital loss amounting to MSEK -151 arising from the divestment of the Cash Handling Services operations in Germany. The operating margin in the fourth quarter was 6.7 percent (7.3). Excluding the capital loss and adjusted for changes in exchange rates operating income increased 11 percent to MSEK 1,341 and the operating margin increased 0.3 percentage points to 7.6 percent.

For the full year operating income increased 4 percent to MSEK 4,294 (4,026), adjusted for changes in exchange rates. This includes the capital loss amounting to MSEK -151 arising from the divestment of the Cash Handling Services operations in Germany. For the full year the operating margin was 6.5 percent (6.7). Excluding the capital loss and adjusted for changes in exchange rates operating income increased 7 percent to MSEK 4,445 and the operating margin was stable at 6.7 percent.
• Income before taxes in the fourth quarter was MSEK 1,019 (945), which adjusted for changes in exchange rates was unchanged. This includes the capital loss amounting to MSEK -151 arising from the divestment of the Cash Handling Services operations in Germany. Excluding the capital loss and adjusted for changes in exchange rates income before tax increased 16 percent to 1,170 MSEK.
For the full year income before taxes increased 5 percent to MSEK 3,661 (3,384), adjusted for changes in exchange rates. This includes the capital loss amounting to MSEK -151 arising from the divestment of the Cash Handling Ser¬vices operations in Germany. Excluding the capital loss and adjusted for changes in exchange rates income before tax increased 10 percent to MSEK 3,812.
• Net income in the fourth quarter increased by 8 percent to MSEK 755 (698). For the full year the increase was 7 percent to MSEK 2,713 (2,529).
• Earnings per share increased 9 percent to SEK 2.04 (1.87) in the fourth quarter. For the full year earnings per share increased 8 percent to SEK 7.31 (6.79).
• Free cash flow in the fourth quarter amounted to MSEK 1,349(1,018)representing 183 percent(134)of adjusted income. For the full year free cash flow amounted to MSEK 2,661 (2,530) representing 94 percent (93) of adjusted income.
• Dividend per share is proposed to be SEK 3.50 (3.00)



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