COMMENTS FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO
Organic sales growth continued to be strong, supported by favorable market conditions in the US, positive development in some important markets in Europe, and an improving macro economy in Spain.
Earnings per share improved
The operating margin improved compared to last year and earnings per share grew 10 percent, adjusted for changes in exchange rates.
Technology is reshaping the security industry
Increasing the sales of security solutions and technology will continue to be the most important strategic focus of Securitas in years to come. In 2014, security solutions and technology sales grew with 28 percent compared to 2013. We estimate that we can continue to grow the sales of security solutions and technology in at least the same range in 2015. The trend in the second quarter supports the target and all business segments are driving the increase at similar pace.
President and Chief Executive Officer
PRESENTATION OF THE INTERIM REPORT
Analysts and media are invited to participate in a telephone conference on August 5, 2015 at 15:00 p.m. (CET) where Securitas CEO Alf Göransson will present the report and answer questions. The telephone conference will also be audio cast live via Securitas web. No information meeting will take place at Securitas headquarters at Lindhagensplan in Stockholm. To participate in the telephone conference, please dial in five minutes prior to the start of the conference call:
The United States: + 1 855 269 2605
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United Kingdom: + 44 (0) 203 194 0550
To follow the audio cast of the telephone conference via the web, please follow the link
www.securitas.com/investors/webcasts. A recorded version of the audio cast will be available
at www.securitas.com/investors/webcasts after the telephone conference.
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Micaela Sjökvist, Head of Investor Relations, + 46 10 470 3013
Gisela Lindstrand, Senior Vice President,Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, + 46 10 470 3011
Securitas AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 13.00 (CET) on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.