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Husqvarna Q3 operating profit lags forecast​


Friday, 20 Oct 2017 

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Husqvarna AB :Q3 ‍net sales increased to SEK 7,449m (7,349), corresponding to a currency adjusted* growth of 4%.​.Q3 ‍operating income amounted to SEK 433m (431), including a restructuring charge of around SEK -50m.​.Reuters poll: Husqvarna Q3 EBIT was seen at 454 million SEK, adjusted EBIT at 508 million, sales at 7,622 million.Says "We continue to invest in strategic growth initiatives to further strengthen our position in areas that will be vital for growth going forward, but which impacts the margin more negatively during the second half-year due to its lower sales.Q3 sales in Consumer Brands division declined by 5 pct currency adjusted and the seasonal operating loss amounted to SEK -94 mln (-80) vs 81 mln loss seen in Reuters poll .