Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Jonathan Fries, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Craig Lowell, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

Metso's Financial Statements Review January 1 - December 31, 2012: Continued growth and an improved result in 2012

HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on February 7, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. local time

We will arrange two news conferences, one for the media and another for investors and analysts, in Helsinki today. Both events will take place at Metso Group Head Office, Fabianinkatu 9 A, Helsinki, Finland. A press conference in Finnish for the media will be arranged at 1:30 p.m. - 2.15 p.m. and the news conference in English for investors and analysts will be arranged at 15:00 EET / Helsinki time (08:00 EST / New York, 13:00 GMT / London, 14:00 CET / Paris). The news conference can also be followed through a conference call and live webcast, details at the end of this release.

This is a summary of Metso's 2012 Financial Statements Review. Complete report is attached to this release as a pdf-file and is also available at www.metso.com/investors.

Figures in brackets, unless otherwise stated, refer to the comparison period, i.e. the same period last year.

Highlights of 2012

* New orders worth EUR 6,865 million were received during 2012 (EUR 7,961 million). Orders received by the services business increased 5 percent and were EUR 3,264 million, i.e. 49 percent of all orders received (EUR 3,100 million and 40%).

* Net sales increased 13 percent from 2011 and were EUR 7,504 million (EUR 6,646 million). Services business net sales increased 11 percent and totaled EUR 3,174 million, i.e. 44 percent of total net sales (EUR 2,871 million and 45%).

* Earnings before interest, tax, and amortization (EBITA), before non-recurring items, increased 9 percent and were EUR 684 million, i.e. 9.1 percent of net sales (EUR 629 million and 9.5%).

* Non-recurring expenses were EUR 36.0 million (EUR 5.1 million), mainly related to capacity adjustment measures.

* Earnings per share of EUR 2.49 (EUR 2.38).

* Free cash flow was EUR 257 million (EUR 375 million).

* The Board proposes a dividend of EUR 1.85 per share, i.e. 74 percent of earnings per share (EUR 1.70 and 71% of earnings per share).

Highlights of the last quarter of 2012

* New orders in October-December totaled EUR 1,699 million (EUR 1,313 million). Orders received increased in all reporting segments. Orders received by the services business increased strongly, by 11 percent, and were EUR 741 million, i.e. 45 percent of all orders received (EUR 669 million and 54%).

* Net sales remained similar to the comparison period, at EUR 2,098 million (EUR 2,074 million). Our services business net sales were up 5 percent and totaled EUR 870 million, accounting for 42 percent of total net sales (EUR 829 million and 41%).

* Earnings before interest, tax, and amortization (EBITA), before non-recurring items, decreased 3 percent and were EUR 196 million, i.e. 9.3 percent of net sales (EUR 202 million and 9.7%).

* Earnings per share of EUR 0.49 (EUR 0.81).

* Free cash flow was EUR 69 million (EUR 45 million).

Guidance for financial performance during 2013

Based on the current economic situation, market outlook, and our order backlog for 2013, as well as foreign exchange rates remaining similar to those in December 2012, we estimate that in 2013 our EBITA before non-recurring items will be at around 2012 levels and our net sales at 2012 level or slightly below.

Metso's President and CEO Matti Kähkönen's comments on 2012:

2012 was another year of growth and improved results for Metso. Our operating environment was somewhat challenging, as economic growth slowed in some of our main markets, such as China, which was reflected in our customers' decision-making on large capital projects. Despite this, our order intake during 2012 was good, thanks to smaller projects and services business. We met our goal of growing our services business by more than 10 percent, which is another strong achievement. Actively developing our services capabilities and offering continues to be our top priority, and will help us to grow the services business further in 2013 and beyond. In addition to top-line growth, we also improved our profit and return on capital employed during 2012.

Looking at our businesses, activity in the mining sector is expected to remain largely unchanged at the level seen in late 2012. Construction is seeing stable demand, while good activity in oil and gas continues to support Automation. We expect some large new pulp projects to go ahead during 2013, but the paper and board machine market continues to be quiet.

Our aim for 2013 is clear. We will focus on securing and enhancing our competitiveness and continue to utilize growth opportunities in various customer industries to add value for all of our stakeholders.

Metso's key figures
                                  Q4/   Q4/ Change % Q1-Q4/ Q1-Q4/ Change %
 EUR million                     2012  2011            2012   2011
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Orders received                1,699 1,313       29  6,865  7,961      -14
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Orders received of services      741   669       11  3,264  3,100        5
 business
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    % of orders received (1))      45    54              49     40
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Order backlog at end of period                       4,515  5,310      -15
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Net sales                      2,098 2,074        1  7,504  6,646       13
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Net sales of services business   870   829        5  3,174  2,871       11
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    % of net sales (1))            42    41              44     45
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Earnings before interest, tax
 and amortization (EBITA) and
 non-recurring items            195.9 202.1       -3  684.3  628.5        9
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    % of net sales                9.3   9.7             9.1    9.5
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Operating profit               149.5 188.5      -21  598.5  571.8        5
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    % of net sales                7.1   9.1             8.0    8.6
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Earnings per share, EUR         0.49  0.81      -40   2.49   2.38        5
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Free cash flow                    69    45       53    257    375      -31
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Return on capital employed
 (ROCE) before taxes, %                                19.6   18.4
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Equity to assets ratio at end of                      40.5   39.8
 period, %
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Gearing at end of period, %                           14.2   12.2
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1)() )Excluding Valmet Automotive

Short-term outlook

Market development

The global economic situation, together with demand in our customer industries, are largely unchanged from the last quarter of 2012. There are some signs of positive development in the US and China, which could potentially support customer industries in the second half of 2013. Stable capacity utilization rates and the need to increase operational efficiency are continuing to support our services businesses.

We expect underlying demand in the mining market to remain at the good level seen in late 2012. Due to expected high utilization rates at mines, and our large installed equipment base stronger services presence, we expect demand for our mining services to remain excellent. Demand for construction equipment is projected to remain flat and be satisfactory in the Asia-Pacific region. In Brazil, we expect the market to continues active. We anticipate that demand in Europe and North America will stay at current relatively low levels going forward. Demand for our construction industry services is expected to remain satisfactory.

Demand for our process automation systems and flow control products and services is expected to remain good. Strong demand in the oil and gas industry is expected to offset continuing softness in the pulp and paper industry.

The market for pulp mills is expected to remain satisfactory, with good demand for rebuilds and services. Demand for papermaking lines is expected to remain weak. Capacity utilization rates in the paper and board industry may decline somewhat, although the outlook for services is good. Demand for power plants that use renewable energy sources and for related services is expected to remain satisfactory.

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas. Our 30,000 professionals based in over 50 countries deliver sustainability and profitability to customers worldwide. Expect results. www.metso.com , www.twitter.com/metsogroup

Metso Corporation

Harri Nikunen
CFO

Juha Rouhiainen
VP, Investor Relations

Invitation to news conferences for media, investors and analysts

Metso will arrange two news conferences in Helsinki today;

* A press conference in Finnish for the media will be arranged at 1:30 p.m. - 2.15 p.m.

* A news conference in English for investors and analysts will be arranged at 15:00 EET / Helsinki (08:00 EST / New York, 13:00 GMT / London, 14:00 CET / Paris)

Both events will take place at Metso Group Head Office, Fabianinkatu 9 A, Helsinki, Finland.

A news conference in English can also be followed through a conference call and live webcast at www.metso.com/IRwebcasts from 3:00 p.m. onwards. Questions are accepted during the event via the conference call only.

Due to the live webcast, we kindly ask those attending to be present 5 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Conference call details

Conference call participants are requested to dial in five minutes before the scheduled time at:

US: +1 877 491 0064
other countries: +44 20 7162 0077
access code: 927 187.

A replay of the call will be available until February 21, 2013 on the following phone numbers:

US: +1 954 334 0342
other countries: +44 20 7031 4064
access code: 927 187.

Audio file (mp3) and a transcript of the event will be made available for downloading at www.metso.com/IRwebcasts on Monday, February 11, 2013 the latest.

The presentation material for the event will be accessible after the publication of financial statements on February 7, 2012 at www.metso.com/Investors at approximately 12 noon EET.

Welcome

Distribution:
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd
Media
www.metso.com

Metso_financial_statements_review_2012: http://hugin.info/3017/R/1676315/546337.pdf

This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that:

(i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and

(ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.

Source: Metso Corporation via Thomson Reuters ONE

[HUG#1676315]

For further information, please contact:

Matti Kahkonen
President and CEO
Metso Corporation
tel. +358 20 484 3000

Harri Nikunen
CFO
Metso Corporation
tel. +358 20 484 3010

Juha Rouhiainen
VP, Investor Relations
Metso Corporation
tel. +358 20 484 3253

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
@GonzalezCarmen has been ranked the Number One Influencer and @ThingsExpo has been named the Number One Brand in the “M2M 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands” by Onalytica. Onalytica analyzed tweets over the last 6 months mentioning the keywords M2M OR “Machine to Machine.” They then identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion on Twitter.
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
"IoT is going to be a huge industry with a lot of value for end users, for industries, for consumers, for manufacturers. How can we use cloud to effectively manage IoT applications," stated Ian Khan, Innovation & Marketing Manager at Solgeniakhela, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
We are always online. We access our data, our finances, work, and various services on the Internet. But we live in a congested world of information in which the roads were built two decades ago. The quest for better, faster Internet routing has been around for a decade, but nobody solved this problem. We’ve seen band-aid approaches like CDNs that attack a niche's slice of static content part of the Internet, but that’s it. It does not address the dynamic services-based Internet of today. It does...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, discussed why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and mor...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...