Transmode announces preliminary sales for the fourth quarter 2013
Stockholm, Sweden - 14 January 2014 - Transmode, a global supplier of packet
optical networking solutions, is announcing today preliminary sales for the
fourth quarter 2013, of SEK 223 m, which is below the expected level reported
CEO Karl ThedÃ©en commented: "Order intake in the fourth quarter was in line with
our expectations and the fourth quarter of the previous year. The main reason
for fourth-quarter sales being below the expected level stated in the Third-
quarter Interim Report is that we could not recognize late orders as revenue
The company's preliminary sales for the fourth quarter 2013 were SEK 223 (251)
m, down by 11.1%, preliminarily. In the Third-quarter Report, the company
communicated "As a result of the situation in the Americas and the merger of two
of our major European customers, the company's sales in the fourth quarter will
show low growth compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year.".
Preliminary fourth-quarter sales by region were as follows: Europe, SEK 193
(200) m; Americas, SEK 24 (46) m and APAC, SEK 6 (5) m.
Accordingly, full-year 2013 preliminary sales are SEK 1,029 m compared to SEK
1,011 m for the full year 2012.
Preliminary operating profit for the fourth quarter 2013 is expected between SEK
8.3 m and SEK 9.6 (37.1) m, equating to an operating margin of between 3.7% and
4.3% (14.7%). For the full year 2013, Transmode expects a preliminary operating
profit of between SEK 147.5 m and SEK 148.8 (170.7) m, equating to an operating
margin of between 14.3% and 14.5% (16.9%).
Preliminary cash flow from operating activities in the fourth quarter will
exceed SEK 67 (71) m and preliminary cash flow from operating activities for the
full year 2013 will exceed SEK 170 (177) m.
In accordance with the dividend policy, the Board of Directors is also proposing
an ordinary dividend of SEK 1.80 per share to the AGM, equivalent to a total of
SEK 50,019,617, and an extra dividend of SEK 4.70 per share, equivalent to a
total of SEK 130,606,777. See a separate press release of today's date, 14
Transmode's fourth-quarter results and the Financial Statement 2013 will be
published on 5 February at 08:00 a.m. CET, as previously stated.
The information in this press release is mandatory for Transmode AB (publ) to
publish pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lagen om
vÃ¤rdepappersmarknaden). The information was submitted for publication at 08:00
a.m. CET on 14 January 2014.
This is a translation of the Swedish original. In case of any inconsistency
between the Swedish and English version, the Swedish version shall apply.
For more information please contact:
Vice President Marketing & Communications
Transmode Systems AB
Telephone: +46 8 506 882 71
Transmode is a global provider of packet optical networking solutions that
enable fixed line and mobile network operators to cost effectively address the
capacity needs created by the rapid growth in video and data traffic. These
solutions are important building blocks in next-generation high-speed optical
networks that support services such as broadband backhaul, mobile data backhaul,
video delivery services and cloud computing. Transmode's solutions are designed
to increase the capacity, flexibility and functionality of metro and regional
networks and are based on Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and transport
technologies such as Ethernet. Transmode's Native Packet Optical 2.0
architecture gives customers key advantages such as cost efficient Ethernet
services, ultra-low latency, low power consumption and future proof network
Transmode is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Stockholm Exchange (TRMO). Since 2000, the company has installed more than
40,000 systems for over 500 fixed and mobile network operators, service
providers, large enterprises and public institutions in over 45 countries across
For additional information about Transmode, please visit www.transmode.com.
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