News | March 03, 2009

Mammography Gives Sectra’s Net Sales a Boost

March 3, 2009 - For the third quarter, the Swedish IT and medical-technology company Sectra’s net sales rose 20 percent to SEK 226.1 million compared with SEK 189.3 million the year-earlier period.

Profit after financial net increased 10 percent to SEK 15.8 million (14.4), corresponding to a profit margin of 7 percent. Order bookings amounted to SEK 217.0 million (458.9).

The group’s net sales for the nine-month period rose 16 percent to SEK 599.5 million (518.4). Profit after financial net increased 71 percent to SEK 64.0 million (37.4), corresponding to a profit margin of 11 percent. Order bookings rose 10 percent to SEK 942.0 million (858.3).

In the Medical Systems business area, the mammography product division reported high growth for the current fiscal year. Expansion of the production capacity and the distribution channels for the mammography system Sectra MicroDose Mammography are prioritized activities.

“Sales of the mammography system now comprise more than ten percent of Medical Systems’ net sales. Based on our activities in the mammography area, in the nine-month period we doubled the number of installations of Sectra MicroDose Mammography compared with the year-earlier period,” says Jan-Olof Brüer.

The Secure Communication Systems business area reported stable sales with an operating margin of 15 percent for the nine-month period.

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