Securitas AB - Interim Report January - September 2006

11/16/2006, 8:00 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)



* Securitas Direct AB and Securitas Systems AB were successfully
listed on the Stockholm Stock
Exchange on September 29, 2006. Third quarter results are
published simultaneously with this report.

* Securitas Security Services (USA and Europe) continue to show
strong organic sales growth of 6 percent and the previously weak
trend in Europe has turned positive in the third quarter.

* The Cash Handling Services division has increased organic sales
growth from 3 to 6 percent and
operating margin is broadly maintained at a 7 percent
level.




MSEK Q3 2006 Q3 2005 change 9M 2006 9M 2005 change

Sales 15,369 14,976 3 45,343 42,763 6
Organic sales growth, 6 4 6 4
%

Operating result 957 914 5 2,595 2,496 4
before non-recurring
items
Operating margin, % 6.2 6.1 5.7 5.8
Real change, % 8 0 4 3

Income before tax and 805 770 4 2,150 2,068 4
non-recurring items
Real change, % 9 1 4 6

Income before tax 629 782 -20 1,542 2,109 -27

Net income, 434 594 -27 1,063 1,602 -34
continuing operations
Net income, 68 131 -48 339 357 -5
discontinued
operations
Net income, all 502 725 -31 1,402 1,959 -28
operations

Earnings per share, 1.52 1.56 -3 4.37 4.25 3
before non-recurring
items (SEK)

Earnings per share, 1.17 1.61 -27 2.91 4.33 -33
continuing operations
(SEK)
Earnings per share, 0.18 0.35 -49 0.90 0.94 -4
discontinued
operations (SEK)
Earnings per share, 1.35 1.96 -31 3.81 5.27 -28
all operations (SEK)



Comments from the CEO, Thomas Berglund

"The Group has strong organic sales growth and stable development of
the operational profitability. This has been achieved at the same
time as we are creating three new listed companies, which
demonstrates the strength of Securitas' organization".

For further information, please contact:
Thomas Berglund, President and CEO, +44 20 8432 6551
Håkan Winberg, Executive Vice President and CFO, +44 20 8432 6554
Henrik Brehmer, Investor Relations, +44 20 8432 6523, +44 7884
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The full report including tables can be downloaded from the enclosed
link.


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