Cargotec's January-March 2013 Interim Report: Orders Grew. Low Sales Weakened Operating Profit.

By MarEx 2013-04-26 10:32:00

January-March 2013 in brief
·                     Orders received grew 7 percent and totalled EUR 791 (737) million.
·                     Order book amounted to EUR 2,203 (31 Dec 2012: 2,021) million at the end of the period.
·                     Sales fell 14 percent to EUR 679 (793) million.
·                     Operating profit excluding restructuring costs was EUR 15.0 (37.5) million, representing 2.2 (4.7) percent of sales.
·                     Operating profit was EUR 13.1 (37.5) million, representing 1.9 (4.7) percent of sales.
·                     Cash flow from operations before financial items and taxes totalled EUR 21.2 (-2.2) million.
·                     Net income for the period amounted to EUR 6.4 (26.2) million.
·                     Earnings per share was EUR 0.10 (0.42).

Outlook for 2013 unchanged
Cargotec's sales are expected to be slightly below 2012 and operating profit excluding restructuring costs to be at 2012 level. Positive impact of efficiency improvement measures implemented will be weighted on the second half of the year.

Cargotec's President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen:
In terms of order book development, the markets began the year on a positive note: we are satisfied with our growth in orders of seven percent. In MacGregor, with the merchant shipping markets remaining subdued, orders chiefly comprised marine cargo handling equipment for RoRo vessels and offshore support vessels. Orders also developed favourably for Kalmar, but those for Hiab fell somewhat compared to the rather high figure recorded for the comparison period in the previous year.

Sales fell by 14 percent, mainly due to low delivery volumes by MacGregor, as customers delayed their receipt of deliveries. Low delivery volumes reduced MacGregor's profitability. However, we foresee higher sales in the forthcoming quarters. At Kalmar and Hiab, much work remains to be done before we can achieve a satisfactory profit level. In general, we cannot rest content with our profit level for the first quarter; we continue determined measures aimed at improving our profitability.


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 10:00 a.m. EEST at Cargotec's head office, Porkkalankatu 5, Helsinki. The event will be held in English. The report will be presented by President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen and Executive Vice President, CFO Eeva Sipilä. The presentation material will be available at www.cargotec.com by 10:00 a.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: US callers +1 334 323 6201, non-US callers +44 20 7162 0025, access code Cargotec/930661.

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 28 April 2013 in the following numbers: US callers +1 954 334 0342, non-US callers +44 20 7031 4064, access code 930661.

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