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CARGOTEC CORPORATION, INTERIM REPORT, 29 APRIL 2014 AT 12.00 PM EEST
Cargotec's January-March 2014 interim report: operating profit improved both in Kalmar and Hiab as a result of improvement measures
January-March 2014 in brief
Outlook for 2014 unchanged
Cargotec's 2014 sales are expected to grow from 2013. Operating profit excluding restructuring costs for 2014 is expected to improve from 2013.
Cargotec's key figures
|Order book, end of period||2,111||2,203||-4%||1,980|
|Operating profit, %*||3.3||2.2||4.0|
|Operating profit, %||3.2||1.9||2.9|
|Income before taxes||18.3||10.8||78.7|
|Cash flow from operations||32.5||21.2||180.9|
|Net income for the period||12.9||6.4||55.4|
|Earnings per share, EUR||0.20||0.10||0.89|
|Net debt, end of period||824||506||578|
|Personnel, end of period||10,883||10,015||10,610|
*excluding restructuring costs
Cargotec's President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen:
During the first quarter, market activity was good and especially in MacGregor order intake continued healthy.
We are delighted to note that the EUR 40 million profit improvement programme currently being implemented in both Kalmar and Hiab is beginning to yield positive results. Hiab's first-quarter profitability was at its highest in several years. Kalmar's performance also continued to improve, but we are disappointed with the cost overruns in one ship-to-shore crane project sold in 2012.
MacGregor's operating profit was weak due to low delivery volumes for merchant ships, the relative growth of the offshore business, and acquisition costs. However, we believe that MacGregor's profitability will improve in the forthcoming quarters.
We will continue our determined efforts to improve our profitability and I expect positive results this year.
Press conference for analysts and media
A press conference for analysts and media, combined with a live international telephone conference, will be arranged on the publishing day at 1:30 p.m. EEST at Cargotec's head office, Porkkalankatu 5, Helsinki. The event will be held in English. The report will be presented by President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen and Executive Vice President, CFO Eeva Sipilä. The presentation material will be available at www.cargotec.com by 1:30 p.m. EEST.
The telephone conference, during which questions may be presented, can be accessed using the following numbers ten minutes before the beginning of the event with access code Cargotec/943043:
FI: +358 9 2313 9201
SE: +46 8 5052 0110
UK: +44 20 7162 0077
US: +1 334 323 6201
The event can also be viewed as a live webcast at www.cargotec.com. An on-demand version of the conference will be published at Cargotec's website later during the day.
A replay of the conference call will be available until midnight 1 May 2014 in the following numbers: US callers +1 954 334 0342, non-US callers +44 20 7031 4064, access code 943043.
For further information, please contact:
Eeva Sipilä, Executive Vice President and CFO, tel. +358 20 777 4104
Paula Liimatta, Director, Investor Relations, tel. +358 20 777 4084
Cargotec shapes the cargo handling industry for the benefit of its customers and shareholders. Cargotec's business areas MacGregor, Kalmar and Hiab are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Their global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure a continuous, reliable and sustainable performance according to customers' needs. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com