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Cargotec's January-June 2018 half year financial report: Strong growth in orders received

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 2018 HALF YEAR FINANCIAL REPORT, 19 JULY 2018 AT 2.00 PM EEST

Cargotec's January-June 2018 half year financial report: Strong growth in orders received

  • Good level of orders received at Kalmar and Hiab

  • Service orders received increased by 16 percent

  • Restructuring costs weakened the result

From the beginning of 2018, Cargotec applies the new IFRS 15 and IFRS 9 accounting standards as well as the amendments to the IFRS 2 standard. More information on the new standards is available in Note 2, Accounting principles and new accounting standards. Cargotec has also aligned the definitions of the equipment, service and software businesses from the beginning of 2018. The data for the comparison period 2017 has been restated accordingly. Cargotec has published a stock exchange release on 28 March 2018 regarding the changes.

April-June 2018 in brief: Strong development in Kalmar's orders

  • Orders received increased by 23 percent and totalled EUR 981 (800) million. Orders received grew strongly especially at Kalmar.

  • Order book amounted to EUR 1,786 (31 Dec 2017: 1,566) million at the end of the period.

  • Sales decreased by 2 percent and totalled EUR 816 (836) million.

  • Service sales increased by 5 percent and totalled EUR 235 (223) million.

  • Service and software sales represented 32 (32) percent of consolidated sales.

  • Operating profit was EUR 21.3 (58.9) million, representing 2.6 (7.0) percent of sales. Operating profit includes EUR 34.9 (11.7) million restructuring costs.

  • Operating profit excluding restructuring costs decreased by 20 percent and amounted to EUR 56.3 (70.6) million, representing 6.9 (8.4) percent of sales. Kalmar's operating profit decreased due to a less favorable business mix, and especially weaker US dollar compared to the euro had a negative impact on Hiab's profitability.

  • Cash flow from operations before financial items and taxes totalled EUR 26.5 (40.2) million.

  • Net income for the period amounted to EUR 2.3 (36.4) million.

  • Earnings per share was EUR 0.03 (0.56).

January-June 2018 in brief: Growth in orders received

  • Orders received increased by 11 percent and totalled EUR 1,844 (1,657) million.

  • Sales decreased by 2 percent and totalled EUR 1,589 (1,628) million.

  • Service sales increased by 3 percent and totalled EUR 460 (446) million.

  • Service and software sales represented 33 (32) percent of consolidated sales.

  • Operating profit was EUR 74.5 (114.9) million, representing 4.7 (7.1) percent of sales.

  • Operating profit excluding restructuring costs decreased by 13 percent and amounted to EUR 113.2 (129.5) million, representing 7.1 (8.0) percent of sales.

  • Cash flow from operations before financial items and taxes totalled EUR 22.8 (52.6) million.

  • Net income for the period amounted to EUR 36.0 (72.6) million.

  • Earnings per share was EUR 0.55 (1.13).

Outlook for 2018 unchanged

Cargotec reiterates its outlook published on 8 February 2018 and expects its operating profit excluding restructuring costs for 2018 to improve from 2017 (EUR 258.6 million, IFRS 15 restated).

Cargotec's key figures

MEUR Q2/18 Q2/17 Change Q1-Q2/18 Q1-Q2/17 Change 2017
Orders received 981 800 23% 1,844 1,657 11% 3,190
Service orders received 248 214 16% 488 449 9% 896
Order book, end of period 1,786 1,717 4% 1,786 1,717 4% 1,566
Sales 816 836 -2% 1,589 1,628 -2% 3,250
Service sales 235 223 5% 460 446 3% 907
Software sales* 29 42 -31% 61 78 -22% 152
Service and software sales,
% of Cargotec's sales
32% 32%   33% 32%   33%
Operating profit 21.3 58.9 -64% 74.5 114.9 -35% 222.1
Operating profit, % 2.6% 7.0%   4.7% 7.1%   6.8%
Operating profit** 56.3 70.6 -20% 113.2 129.5 -13% 258.6
Operating profit**, % 6.9% 8.4%   7.1% 8.0%   8.0%
Income before taxes 15.5 49.9 -69% 62.0 97.6 -36% 189.2
Cash flow from operations before financing items and taxes 26.5 40.2 -34% 22.8 52.6 -57% 253.5
Net income for the period 2.3 36.4 -94% 36.0 72.6 -50% 132.7
Earnings per share, EUR 0.03 0.56 -95% 0.55 1.13 -51% 2.05
Interest-bearing net debt, end of period 589 599 -2% 589 599 -2% 472
Gearing, % 42.7% 42.7%   42.7% 42.7%   33.1%
Interest-bearing net debt / EBITDA*** 2.3 2.2   2.3 2.2   1.6
Return on capital employed
(ROCE), annualised, %
6.5% 10.0%   6.5% 10.0%   9.6%
Personnel, end of period 11,502 11,147 3% 11,502 11,147 3% 11,251


*Software sales include Navis business unit and automation software
**Excluding restructuring costs
***Last four quarters' EBITDA

Cargotec's CEO Mika Vehviläinen: Strong development in orders received

Cargotec's second quarter of 2018 was strong with regard to orders received. Orders received grew in Kalmar and Hiab in the second quarter and were 23 percent higher than in the comparison period. Our sales were almost at the previous year's level, but restructuring costs had a significant negative impact on earnings per share. We proceeded according to our strategy in shaping our portfolio by divesting Kalmar Rough Terrain Center and Siwertell, both of which are outside Kalmar's core areas.

We continued to implement our strategy with determination. I am particularly pleased with the service business development in the second quarter, as we were able to increase the orders received there by 16 percent. The performance supports our key strategic goal of achieving EUR 1.5 billion service and software sales in 3-5 years. We also progressed with digitalisation and leadership, our two other strategic focus areas. During the second quarter, we developed a number of solutions that utilise artificial intelligence, as well as advanced analytics to improve eco-efficiency, preventive maintenance and crane balancing, for example. In leadership, we took steps to continuously improving team climates.

One of the highlights during this quarter was Kalmar's agreement to deliver an advanced automation solution to Sydney, Australia, valued at approximately 80 million euros. The order is particularly significant as it is the world's first fully automated intermodal solution for an inland terminal. In addition, Kalmar will deliver a unique digitalised container handling solution with fully autonomous equipment, software and services to Yara's Porsgrunn facility in Norway. The solution enables autonomous, cost-efficient and emissions-free operations of the Yara Birkeland container ship. These orders highlight the technical advancement of Kalmar's solutions and tell about the success of our investments in the automation development.

During the quarter, we took major steps also in sustainability. In May, we announced Kalmar's commitment to reduce emissions in cargo and material handling operations by fostering eco-efficient technologies. According to the commitment, Kalmar's full offering will be available as electrically powered versions by 2021. We believe that our strong investments in eco-efficient technologies will give us a significant competitive advantage in the future, when both our customers and legislation increasingly require low-emission solutions.

Reporting segments' key figures

Orders received

MEUR Q2/18 Q2/17 Change Q1-Q2/18 Q1-Q2/17 Change 2017
Kalmar 550 386 43% 983 834 18% 1,555
Hiab 301 279 8% 608 567 7% 1,116
MacGregor 131 136 -4% 255 257 -1% 521
Internal orders -1 -1   -1 -1   -2
Total 981 800 23% 1,844 1,657 11% 3,190


Order book

MEUR 30 Jun 2018 31 Dec 2017 Change
Kalmar 947 786 20%
Hiab 337 300 12%
MacGregor 503 481 5%
Internal orders -1 -1  
Total 1,786 1,566 14%


Sales

MEUR Q2/18 Q2/17 Change Q1-Q2/18 Q1-Q2/17 Change 2017
Kalmar 389 397 -2% 760 761 0% 1,598
Hiab 295 282 5% 571 552 3% 1,084
MacGregor 133 157 -15% 259 316 -18% 571
Internal sales 0 0   -1 -1   -2
Total 816 836 -2% 1,589 1,628 -2% 3,250


Operating profit

MEUR Q2/18 Q2/17 Change Q1-Q2/18 Q1-Q2/17 Change 2017
Kalmar 24.5 31.6 -22% 52.4 58.2 -10% 126.6
Hiab 39.4 44.0 -11% 75.5 83.5 -10% 157.0
MacGregor 2.8 -4.3 166% 3.0 -2.7 208% -5.2
Corporate administration and support functions -45.4 -12.4 -267% -56.3 -24.1 -134% -56.3
Total 21.3 58.9 -64% 74.5 114.9 -35% 222.1


Operating profit excluding restructuring costs

MEUR Q2/18 Q2/17 Change Q1-Q2/18 Q1-Q2/17 Change 2017
Kalmar 25.2 32.3 -22% 53.9 60.2 -10% 133.1
Hiab 39.4 44.0 -11% 75.5 83.6 -10% 157.2
MacGregor 2.6 4.3 -39% 2.8 6.5 -57% 10.6
Corporate administration and support functions -10.9 -10.0 -9% -19.0 -20.8 9% -42.2
Total 56.3 70.6 -20% 113.2 129.5 -13% 258.6

Press conference for analysts and media

A press conference for analysts and media, combined with a live international telephone conference, will be arranged on 19 July at 3.00 p.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 2.30 p.m. EEST.

The telephone conference, during which questions may be presented, can be accessed with access code 673169 using the following numbers:

FI: +358 (0)9 7479 0359
SE: +46 (0)8 5033 6546
UK: +44 (0)330 336 9401
US: +1 929-477-0443

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 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com