DECT Industry Report
Message Board

DECT Products

Create Products

Standards & Regs
Learning Zone
Company Directory
Add your Company
Find Industry Partners
Promote ur Company
Tell a Friend
Bookmark this Site
Contact Us FAQ
Site Search Join (free)
About DECTweb
Other Links
The Wireless Directory


Press Release

Please e-mail us your company's press releases for inclusion on DECTweb
Thank you

17th August 2000, Lund, Sweden

Doro hit by strong US Dollar and Continued Component Shortage

DORO, the Lund-based telecommunications company listed on the O-list (Attract 40) of the OM Stockholm Exchange, has continued to be hit by a strong US dollar and the global component shortage.

Strong Dollar
The US dollar has continued to gain strength since the middle of June. A majority of DORO's products are bought in US dollars and sold in other currencies. The purchase price usually drops for each different product. The price reduction level has usually absorbed the higher USD exchange rate. DORO has a currency policy, where a limited amount (around 25% of the flow) is hedged in US dollars.

Due to the components shortage, suppliers' prices are steady or rising. The climbing USD rate during the quarter, has only been marginally compensated for in sales prices on important markets due to long-term price commitment.

Continued Components Shortage
The shortage of different components has continued in Q3. The shortage has been caused by a global shortage of manufacturing capacity and has mainly affected DECT - digital wireless telephones. The main reason is the substantial growth in demand for mobile telephones. Delivery orders are in place until early Q1 2001. Activities in France continue to have disturbances in the supply of products.

The shortage of products increases the purchase price and logistics costs.

Programme of Measures
During the year an effectivity programme will be carried out in all companies in the Group. A rationalisation programme will be completed meaning the number of products within the Group will be cut by 30% before next year. Furthermore, cost-cutting measures will be carried out in all areas of the Group. Different programmes are to be carried out to integrate the latest acquisitions (DORO Matra Telecom and DORO Atlantel).

Special measures are being implemented in the UK and France, which have not developed according to plan.

Considerably Lower Profits for the Full Year
DORO believes that the profit for the year will be considerably lower than last year (a pre-tax profit of SEK 65 million).

DORO will issue its Q3 report on 16 October. More information about Doro can be found at:

For more information please contact:

    Claes Buhler, CEO
    Tel: +46 46 280 5061

     Ingvar Karlsson, CFO
     Tel +46 46 280 5062

Please e-mail us your company's press releases for inclusion on DECTweb
Thank you


Copyright 1998-2007 WTIS Ltd, Wireless Telecommunications Information & Services  All rights reserved.
All registered servicemarks and trademarks mentioned on this site are acknowledged.
Last modified: Tuesday January 09, 2007.
Information provided on DECTweb is provided on an unwarranted basis - Please read our Terms & Conditions of use.  Thank you.