Financial performance

Net sales amounted to SEK 8,716 M, compared with SEK 8,159 M in the preceding year. Operating income amounted to SEK 578 M, compared with an operating loss of SEK 230 M in the preceding year. The operating margin was 6.6% (neg: 2.8). Income was positively impacted by primarily the effects of cost-reduction measures, but also to a certain extent by increased sales and higher capacity utilization.