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Sappi Limited: Results For The Third Quarter Ended June 2010


    Quarter ended   Nine months ended














Key figures: (US$ million)
Sales 1,602 1,576 1,316 4,798 3,816
Operating profit (loss) 154 28 (7) 183 56
Special items – (gains) losses 1 (79) 26 (6) 27 (61)
Operating profit (loss) excluding special items 2 75 54 (13) 210 (5)
EBITDA excluding special items 3 176 156 93 525 281
Basic Earnings (loss) Per Share (US cents) 12 (6) (12) (3) (16)
Net debt 4 2,337 2,429 2,770 2,337 2,770
Key ratios: (%)
Operating profit (loss) to sales 9.6 1.8 (0.5) 3.8 1.5
Operating profit (loss) excluding special items to sales 4.7 3.4 (1.0) 4.4 (0.1)
Operating profit (loss) excluding special items to Capital

Employed (ROCE)






EBITDA excluding special items to sales 11.0 9.9 7.1 10.9 7.4
Return on average equity (ROE) 5 15.0 (7.3) (12.7) (1.4) (5.4)
Net debt to total capitalisation 5   57.6   59.1   57.5   57.6   57.5
        1 Refer to information in the published results regarding more details on special items
2Refer to Supplemental Information in the published results for the definition of the term and reconciliation of operating profit/ loss excluding special items for the period to operating profit/ loss
3Refer to Supplemental Information in the published results for the definition of the term and reconciliation of EBITDA excluding special items for the period to profit/ loss before taxation
4Refer to Supplemental Information for the reconciliation of net debt to interest-bearing borrowings
5Refer to Supplemental Information in the published results for the definition of the term
The table above has not been audited or reviewed.

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