In line with expectations after a late start to the season

Inwido’s President and CEO, Håkan Jeppsson, comments on the second quarter of 2018:

“Following the late start of the season, we delivered a second quarter largely in line with expectations, confirming that our strategy of broadening the operations and increasing e‑commerce is working.” 

“Sales increased by 3% to SEK 1,729 million, organically down 2%, and the operating EBITA margin was 10.6% (11.5). The lower profitability can primarily be attributed to effects of the year’s cold and late winter and weaker development in our Swedish operations. Order bookings increased 5% compared with last year – adjusted for currency and acquisitions, order bookings were slightly higher than last year.”  

“We are continuing our efforts to realign our operations in Sweden-Norway and Norway returned to profitability in the quarter. Although we are not satisfied with the outcome in Sweden, the Swedish market is challenging with somewhat lower demand, fierce competition and ongoing structural changes. In other markets, development was largely as planned. Finland increased both sales and earnings, and Denmark continues to perform well. Development in EBE is also pointing in the right direction, driven mainly by e-commerce continuing to grow strongly with good profitability.” 

“Although we remain concerned about the economy and property prices in the Swedish market and certain upward pressure on raw material prices, we see continued underlying demand in our other markets. In addition, we are defending our strong Nordic position, are maintaining a high level of efficiency in our factories, have implemented two strategically important acquisitions in the past year, and are well-equipped for the second half of 2018.”  

Read the full pressrelease, including KPI table, in the pdf attached

For more information, please contact:
Inwido AB
Håkan Jeppsson, President and CEO Tel.: 46 (0)10-451 45 51 or 46 (0)70-550 15 17
Peter Welin, CFO Tel.: 46 (0)10-451 45 52 or 46 (0)703 24 31 90 
E-mail: peter.welin@inwido.com

About Inwido
Inwido is Europe’s largest supplier of windows and a leading door supplier. The company has operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Ireland, Lithuania, Romania, Poland and the UK, as well as exports to a large number of other countries. The Group markets some 20 strong local brands including Elitfönster, SnickarPer, Hajom, Hemmafönster, Outline, Tiivi, Pihla, Diplomat and Sokolka. Inwido has approximately 4,400 employees and generated sales of slightly more than SEK 6.4 billion in 2017. The Group's headquarters are located in Malmö, Sweden. For further information, please visit www.inwido.com

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Inwido is Europe’s largest manufacturer of windows and doors. The company operates in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland and the UK and also exports products to other countries. Inwido had in 2015 an annual turnover of over SEK 5.2 billion and has 3400 employees. The Inwido headquarter is located in Malmö, Sweden. Inwido reaches the customer with strong local brands, focused on both the consumer and industrial markets. That way they reach a broad market of windows and doors. In 2015, sales to the consumer market were about 70 percent of total sales, while sales to the industrial market accounted for about 30 percent. The consumer market was dominated by housing projects like renovating, re-building and extending current houses. Projects often motivated by public subsidiaries. The industrial customers are mainly bigger construction company´s and house manufacturer were the business is conducted by frameworks agreements and bigger volumes. Friday September 26, 2014 Inwido was listed as a mid-cap company at NASDAQ Stockholm.

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