Sales for the first half of the year increase to SEK 965.5 million. Operating profit for the same period increases to SEK 121.4 million. In the second quarter of the year, sales increase to SEK 477.2 million. Cash flow for the first half of the year amounts to SEK 137.3 million and liquid assets total SEK 110.3 million. This means that our financial position remains strong. During the quarter, as announced earlier, we divested our holding in Westend Affärscentrum Oy, which is our former office space in Finland. The divestment generated a profit of SEK 22.8 million.
“As usual, the second quarter is seasonally weak with extra days off and leave. This year even more challenging compared to last year’s second quarter, with significantly less time. All in all, the first half of the year we deliver strong earnings in Finland, while in Sweden we do not live up to our expectations. To some extent, developments in Sweden were affected by weaker demand from the public sector and locally in the telecom sector in Blekinge,” says Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ.