In this section

Q4 and full year report 2016

Q3 report 2016

Q2 report 2016

Q1 report 2016

Q4 report 2015

Q3 report 2015

Q2 report 2015

Q1 report 2015

Q4 report 2014

Q3 report 2014

Q2 report 2014

Q1 report 2014

Q4 Report 2013

Q3 report 2013

Q2 report 2013

Q1 report 2013

Q4 report 2012

Q3 report 2012

Q2 report 2012

Q1 report 2012

Q4 and full year report 2011

Q3 report 2011

Q2 report 2011

Q1 report 2011

Q4 report 2010

Q3 report 2010

Q2 report 2010

Q1 report 2010

Q4 report 2009

Q3 report 2009

Q2 report 2009

Q1 report 2009

Q2 report 2015

Available in English Svenska
Ericsson's financial report was released at 7.30am CET, on July 17, 2015. On this page you will find: CEO Comments, Press Conference webcast and the Media & Analyst conference call information.

Comments from Hans Vestberg, President and CEO

Reported sales increased by 11%. Sales, adjusted for comparable units and currency, decreased by -6% YoY, mainly impacted by less capacity business in North America. Profitability improved sequentially, driven by a strong development in segment Networks.


The mobile broadband business in North America stabilized in the quarter, but remained at a lower level than a year ago. The YoY decline in North America was partly offset by an increased pace of 4G deployments in Mainland China. Sales growth was strong in the Middle East, India and South East Asia, while it continued to be weak in Japan. Professional Services sales increased YoY with continued strong global demand and growth in all ten regions.

The OSS & BSS business had a favorable development YoY, contributing to sales both in Professional Services and segment Support Solutions. Segment Networks sales increased by 18% sequentially, supported by the stabilized mobile broadband sales in North America.


Operating income, excluding restructuring charges, increased YoY by almost 50%, with improvements in all segments. After a weak first quarter, segment Networks profitability recovered, driven by increased sales and a positive currency hedge effect.

IPR revenues

Reported IPR revenues were slightly down YoY despite a positive currency effect as a majority of the licenses contracts are in USD. The decline was primarily due to the ongoing dispute with a major customer.

Cost and efficiency program

The global cost and efficiency program is progressing according to plan. The target, to achieve savings of approximately SEK 9 b. during 2017 relative to 2014, remains. During the quarter, numerous activities were implemented globally including a reduction of 2,100 positions in Sweden, resulting in higher than normal restructuring charges. Savings related to the activities will start to impact results towards the end of this year.

Cash flow

After a weak first quarter, cash flow from operating activities was positive in the quarter. As cash flow is volatile between quarters it should be viewed on a full-year basis. Our full-year cash conversion target of more than 70% remains.

Targeted growth areas

Our growth strategy builds on a combination of excelling in our core business and establishing leadership in targeted growth areas. We see good progress in the targeted areas and sales continued its strong development from the first quarter. This was mainly driven by a solid sales development in OSS & BSS.

The consolidation in the industry continues, both among vendors and customers, creating opportunities and challenges. Therefore we have, during the first half of 2015, accelerated our transformation journey towards becoming a true ICT company. With our ongoing strategic initiatives we are well positioned to continue to create value for our customers in a transforming market.

Read the full report here >>

Conference call for analysts, investors and media

The conference call for financial analysts, investors and media will begin at 14:00 CET (13:00 BST in the UK, 08:00 EDT in the US, and 21:00 local time in Japan). Hans Vestberg, Jan Frykhammar and Magnus Mandersson, Head of Business Unit Global Services, will comment on the report and take questions. Replay numbers: Sweden: +46 8 505 202 94 International: +44 20 776 964 25 Confirmation number: 1872 8920# Audio webcast

Press conference and live webcast, 9AM CET

Ericsson held a press briefing at 09:00 CET on October 23, 2015 at Ericsson Studio, Grönlandsgången 4, Kista, Sweden. Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg and CFO Jan Frykhammar commented on the report and answered questions. The press briefing was open to journalists and analysts. Webcast and on demand