Caverion updates its guidance for 2017

Caverion Corporation Stock exchange release December 12, 2017 at 5.15 p.m. EET

Caverion updates its guidance for 2017

Caverion Corporation updates its guidance for 2017. Caverion now expects that its Group EBITDA excluding restructuring costs will grow clearly (15-30%) or significantly (30-100%) compared to last year in 2017 (2016: EUR 15.6 million). Previous profitability guidance was that the Group’s EBITDA excluding restructuring costs will more than double in 2017 (2016: EUR 15.6 million). The previous revenue guidance remains unchanged. Caverion estimates that the Group’s revenue will remain at the previous year's level in 2017 (2016: EUR 2,364 million). 

In line with its strategy, Caverion has continued its selective approach towards the Projects business in the fourth quarter of 2017. Caverion has also continued implementing its corrective actions to improve its project business performance, but the Group result is still burdened by write-downs related to certain older projects. At the same time, the Group’s cash flow is improving and the Services business is continuing to develop positively.

“Caverion’s financial performance in 2017 is negatively impacted mainly by our project business performance. At the same time we have started to build a new stronger Caverion for the future. Our “Fit for Growth” strategy is progressing forward according to plan,” says Ari Lehtoranta, President and CEO of Caverion Corporation. 

Caverion’s new guidance for 2017:

Caverion estimates that the Group’s revenue will remain at the previous year's level in 2017 (2016: EUR 2,364 million). Caverion estimates that the Group’s EBITDA excluding restructuring costs will grow clearly or significantly compared to last year in 2017 (2016: EUR 15.6 million).

Previous guidance for 2017:

Caverion estimates that the Group’s revenue will remain at the previous year's level in 2017 (2016: EUR 2,364 million). Caverion estimates that the Group’s EBITDA excluding restructuring costs will more than double in 2017 (2016: EUR 15.6 million).

In its guidance Caverion applies the following guidance terminology, with a +/- 2pp (percentage point) threshold to the said limits.

Positive change   Lower limit Upper limit
% %
At last year’s level  -5% 5%
Grows  5% 15%
Grows clearly  15% 30%
Grows significantly  30% 100%
Doubles  100%
Negative change Lower limit Upper limit
% %
Decreases  -15% -5%
Decreases clearly  -30% -15%
Decreases significantly  -30%

Publication of the Financial Statement Release for 2017:

Caverion will publish its Financial Statement Release for 2017 on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at approximately 8.00 a.m. Finnish time (EET).

CAVERION CORPORATION

Distribution: Nasdaq Helsinki, principal media, www.caverion.com 


For additional information, please contact:

Ari Lehtoranta, President and CEO, Caverion Corporation; please contact Päivi Alakuijala, VP, Marketing and Communications, tel. +358 40 8400 251

Martti Ala-Härkönen, Chief Financial Officer, Caverion Corporation, tel. +358 40 737 6633, martti.ala-harkonen@caverion.com


Caverion designs, builds, operates and maintains user-friendly and energy-efficient technical solutions for buildings, industries and infrastructure. Our services and solutions are used in commercial and residential buildings and on industrial and public sector properties, as well as in processes, ensuring business continuity, safety, healthy and pleasant surroundings, optimal performance and cost management. Our vision is to be a leading European provider of advanced and sustainable life cycle solutions for buildings and industries. Our strengths include technological expertise and comprehensive services, covering all technical disciplines throughout the entire life cycles of properties and industrial plants. Our revenue in 2016 was approximately EUR 2.4 billion. Caverion has about 17,000 employees in 12 countries in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. Caverion’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.caverion.com, Twitter: @CaverionGroup

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Caverion provides smart technical solutions and services for buildings, industrial processes and infrastructure. Our unique service offering covers the entire life cycle: design, build and maintenance. Our vision is to be the first choice in digitalising environments for customers, employees, partners and investors. Our revenue in 2017 was approximately EUR 2.3 billion. Caverion has about 16,000 employees in 12 countries in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. Caverion’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.caverion.com Twitter: @CaverionGroup

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