Net sales for the period January to September 2012 total SEK 1,010.2 million (923.9), which is an increase of 9 per cent as compared with the same period last year.
HiQ's operating profit for the first nine months has increased by SEK 7.5 million compared with the same period last year. The company's operating profit (EBIT) totals SEK 131.3 million (123.8), representing an operating margin of 13.0 per cent. Liquid assets total SEK 176.6 million (133.9).
"The first nine months of the year have seen the highest net sales and best earnings in HiQ's history. Cash flow is strong in a quarter with relatively little time available. Our financial position remains very good and we have great opportunities to win additional market shares," says HiQ President and CEO Lars Stugemo.
IT, communications and mobility are becoming more and more critical for our society and for individuals. Companies see benefits in being able to offer their traditional web services on mobile devices too. HiQ helps innovative and successful customers to develop solutions such as mobile shopping, mobile banking and streaming and digitalising media content, while also contributing to a more transparent and better world.
"When we started in 1995, we had the goal of creating a better world with the help of IT and communications. Today, we are an established, publicly listed company with more than 1,300 employees, and still with the same burning desire to create a better world," says Stugemo.
"HiQ is stable with a strong balance sheet, a broad market mix from ten industries, a reputable brand and 17 years of history behind it. HiQ has excellent opportunities to advance our position on the market even further. We prioritise quality, profitability and growth – in that order," Stugemo concludes.
HiQ's CEO and President, Lars Stugemo, will present the company's report today, Monday 22 October, at 9AM at HiQ's offices at Regeringsgatan 20 in Stockholm. A copy of the report can be ordered by calling +46 (0)8-588 90 000 or downloaded at www.hiq.se.
This information is such that HiQ is required to make public according to the Swedish Securities Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. This press release was submitted for publication at 7.30AM on 22 October 2012.