Fiskars Corp. Interim Report January – September 2012 November 1, 2012 at 8:30 am EET
Third quarter 2012 in brief:
Fiskars President and CEO, Kari Kauniskangas:
“Fiskars’ business continues to develop steadily despite challenging market conditions, particularly in Europe. Our American businesses showed their strength, and we continued to increase operational efficiency in EMEA. This enabled us to deliver a solid operating profit while the costs related to our five-year platform investment program in EMEA increased as anticipated. The program progressed according to plan.
Our key international brands perform well even during turbulent economic conditions and function as our engine of growth when entering new categories and markets. During the third quarter this could be seen in the promising commercial launch by our crafting business and in the headway made by the Outdoor business in building a strong international distribution network for Gerber’s growth.
Further erosion of consumer or trade confidence could negatively impact sales in the holiday season, which is especially important for our Home products. It is also good to remember that during the last two winters the demand for snow tools has been exceptionally high.”
Group key figures
|EUR million||Q3 2012||Q3 2011||Change||Q1-Q3 2012||Q1-Q3 2011||Change||2011|
|Operating profit (EBIT)*||14.0||6.8||106%||50.8||42.1||21%||52.8|
|Operating profit excluding non-recurring items||13.2||13.1||1%||50.0||48.4||3%||62.1|
|Share of profit from associated company||9.8||7.5||29%||28.1||29.3||-4%||42.7|
|Change in the fair value of standing timber||0.7||-0.1||1.0||-0.9||-1.0|
|Profit before taxes**||22.8||14.8||54%||163.4||138.3||18%||161.8|
|Profit for the period**||18.4||13.6||35%||147.1||129.7||13%||156.3|
|Earnings per share, EUR***||0.22||0.17||35%||1.79||1.58||13%||1.91|
|Equity per share, EUR||7.21||6.37||13%||6.77|
|Cash flow from operating activities****||23.5||25.3||-7%||56.4||65.5||-14%||107.4|
|Equity ratio, %||64%||57%||59%|
|Net gearing, %||17%||36%||27%|
|Personnel (FTE), average||3,371||3,463||-3%||3,377||3,606||-6%||3,545|
*Incl. non-recurring items: in Q3 2012 income of EUR 0.8 million from the release of a provision related to the sale of Silva, in Q4 2011 a fine of EUR 3 million, in Q3 2011 losses of EUR 5.3 million from the sale of Silva and EUR 1.1 million form product recalls
**Including non-recurring profit from the sale of Wärtsilä shares of EUR 87.0 million in Q2 2012 and EUR 69.8 million in Q1 2011
***Including EUR 1.06 from the sale of Wärtsilä shares in Q2 2012 and EUR 0.85 in Q1 2011
****Including a Wärtsilä dividend of EUR 26.8 million in Q1 2012 (40.9)
Full interim report
The full interim report is published as a pdf file attachment to this summary stock exchange release and is available on the company's Web site at www.fiskarsgroup.com.
An analyst and press conference on the third quarter results will be held on November 1, 2012, at 10:00 am at the company’s headquarters, Fiskars Campus, Hämeentie 135 A, Helsinki. Presentation material will be available at www.fiskarsgroup.com.
President and CEO
Fiskars is a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors. The group has a strong portfolio of respected international brands, including Fiskars, Iittala and Gerber. Founded in 1649 and listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Fiskars is Finland's oldest company. Fiskars recorded net sales of EUR 743 million in 2011, and employs some 3,400 people in over 20 countries. www.fiskarsgroup.com