Metso's Interim Review January 1 - September 30, 2018 Metso Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, October 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. EEST
Metso's Interim Review January 1 - September 30, 2018
Metso Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, October 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. EEST
This is a summary of Metso's January 1 - September 30, 2018 Interim Review. The complete report is attached to this release and is also available at www.metso.com/latestreports.
Figures in brackets refer to the corresponding period in 2017, unless otherwise stated.
July-September 2018 in brief
January-September 2018 in brief
|EUR million||Q3/2018||Q3/2017||Change %||Q1-Q3/ 2018||Q1-Q3/ 2017||Change %||2017|
|Orders received of services business||461||443||4||1,415||1,324||7||1,717|
|% of orders received||52||54||55||58||58|
|Order backlog at end of period||1,686||1,491||13||1,439|
|Sales of services business||436||397||10||1,300||1,183||10||1,595|
|% of sales||55||60||57||60||59|
|% of sales||12.2||6.4||11.9||9.0||9.0|
|% of sales||11.6||5.9||11.3||8.0||8.1|
|Earnings per share, EUR||0.40||0.13||205||1.11||0.60||85||0.68|
|Free cash flow||66||58||15||89||101||-12||158|
| Return on capital employed (ROCE) |
before taxes, annualized, %
|Equity to assets ratio at the end of period, %||47.8||45.3||44.5|
|Net gearing at the end of period, %||10.3||3.8||1.8|
|Personnel at the end of period||12,772||11,698||9||12,037|
Previous outlook, published on July 26, 2018, in brackets.
Our market conditions are expected to develop as follows:
The outlook represents expected sequential market development with a rolling six-month view.
Interim President and CEO Eeva Sipilä:
I am very pleased with our strong order growth of 8% during the third quarter. Despite global political and economic uncertainty, we have been successful in offering our customers solutions that deliver sustainable productivity improvements. We continue our intense efforts on R&D and digitalization to further develop our offering globally. In addition, work on growth investments and adjacent acquisitions supporting our profitable growth strategy has continued as planned, demonstrated by our announcement in September to invest in additional foundry capacity in India.
Our 18% sales growth reflects progress in ramping-up our supply chain. We continue to drive multiple actions to further improve our delivery capabilities and flexibility. Our sales mix in Minerals is changing, as indicated earlier, with higher growth in equipment than services. While this affects our margin development to some extent, the expansion of our installed base is important for our future. Nevertheless, we reached an adjusted EBITA margin of 12.2% in the quarter.
Metso's year-to-date financial results demonstrate, that we have been able to make a step change in our performance this year. The energy and commitment of the Metso people all over the world has been instrumental in this, and we will continue to build on these strengths under the leadership of our new President and CEO Pekka Vauramo, who is taking charge on November 1.
Audiocast and conference call details
Metso's Interim President and CEO Eeva Sipilä will present the financial results in an audiocast and a conference call for analysts and investors, held in English, today at 2:00 p.m. EEST. Audiocast can be followed at www.metso.com/latestreports.
Conference call participants are requested to dial in five minutes before the event on:
United States: +1 631 913 1422
other countries: +44 (0)333 300 0804
The confirmation code for joining the conference call is 45862865#.
For further information, please contact:
Eeva Sipilä, Interim President and CEO & CFO, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3010
Juha Rouhiainen, VP, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253
VP, Investor Relations
Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.7 billion in 2017. Metso employs over 12,000 people in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com, www.twitter.com/metsogroup