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CARGOTEC CORPORATION, INTERIM REPORT, 26 APRIL 2017 AT 9:00 AM EEST
Cargotec's January-March 2017 interim report: Strong start for 2017 in Hiab
- Kalmar's profitability improved
- Record high orders received and operating profit margin in Hiab
- MacGregor's operating profit remained positive due to cost savings
January-March 2017 in brief: Share of software and services increased
Outlook for 2017 unchanged
Cargotec reiterates its outlook published on 8 February 2017 and expects its operating profit excluding restructuring costs for 2017 to improve from 2016 (EUR 250.2 million).
Cargotec's key figures
|Service orders received||226||227||0%||889|
|Order book, end of period||1,834||2,095||-12%||1,783|
|Service and software sales, % of Cargotec's sales||32||29||29|
|Operating profit, %**||7.5||7.1||7.1|
|Operating profit, %||7.1||7.0||5.6|
|Income before taxes||47.9||50.9||-6%||169.1|
|Cash flow from operations||12.5||90.8||-86%||373.0|
|Net income for the period||36.5||39.1||-7%||125.3|
|Earnings per share, EUR||0.57||0.61||-6%||1.95|
|Net debt, end of period||631||603||5%||503|
|Net debt / EBITDA||2.2||2.1||1.8|
| Return on capital employed |
(ROCE, annualised), %
|Personnel, end of period||11,055||11,203||-1%||11,184|
*Software sales includes Navis business unit and automation software
**Excluding restructuring costs
Cargotec's CEO Mika Vehviläinen: Record-high quarter in Hiab
The year 2017 started with a strong note, particularly at Hiab, where the orders received and the operating profit margin reached an all-time high. Kalmar's development as a whole was at a satisfactory level. Its profitability improved and demand was healthy especially in mobile equipment. As in 2016, MacGregor's market situation continued to be challenging. However, we are pleased that we managed to keep MacGregor profitable, and that its orders received increased compared to the last quarter of 2016.
By 2020, our goal is to increase the share of services and software to 40 percent of Cargotec's sales. Service sales grew at Hiab and Kalmar but decreased at MacGregor as a result of the difficult market situation. Our software business developed positively in the first quarter, which reflects our efforts over the past few years. During the first quarter, already as much as 32 percent of our sales came from services and software.
We see many possibilities to improve the performance of the cargo handling value chain. With our solutions, know-how and expertise we want to help our customers make their operations more efficient. We are proceeding well towards our target to be the leader in intelligent cargo handling.
Reporting segments' key figures
|Internal orders received||0||0||-1|
|MEUR||31 Mar 2017||31 Dec 2016||Change|
|Internal order book||-1||-1|
Operating profit excluding restructuring costs
|Corporate administration and support functions||-10.7||-8.7||-42.9|
|Corporate administration and support functions||-11.7||-8.7||-42.9|
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 11.00 a.m. EEST at Cargotec's head office, Porkkalankatu 5, Helsinki. The event will be held in English. The report will be presented by CEO Mika Vehviläinen and Executive Vice President, CFO Mikko Puolakka. The presentation material will be available at www.cargotec.com by latest 10.00 a.m. EEST.
The telephone conference, during which questions may be presented, can be accessed using the following numbers with access code Cargotec/7125297:
FI: +358 9 7479 0404
SE: +46 8 5065 3942
UK: +44 330 336 9411
US: +1 719 457 2086
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.
For further information, please contact:
Mikko Puolakka, Executive Vice President and CFO, tel. +358 20 777 4105
Hanna-Maria Heikkinen, Vice President, Investor Relations, tel. +358 20 777 4084
Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec's sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com