Ovako publishes its report for the first quarter 2017

Today Ovako announced its result for the first quarter 2017. EBITDA before restructuring costs improved considerably to EUR 32 (18) million and order intake increased by 35 percent compared to previous year. Ovako’s restructuring has delivered savings of EUR 6 million during the quarter.  

First quarter 2017 (2016)  

  • Order intake increased by 35 percent compared to the previous year
  • Sales volume was 11 percent higher than in the previous year and
    revenue rose by 16 percent
  • EBITDA before restructuring costs improved considerably to EUR 32 (18) million, mainly due to higher volumes and reduced costs from the restructuring program
  • Operating profit (EBITA) amounted to EUR 24 (10) million before restructuring costs of EUR 1 (1) million
  • Cash flow from operating activities amounted to EUR -3 (2) million, including payment of restructuring costs of EUR 1 (2) million
  • Ovako’s restructuring program continues to be ahead of plan. It contributed
    EUR 6 million in the form of lower costs during the quarter
     

“The year started strongly, with higher order intake, increased deliveries and improved earnings while our focused safety efforts continued to pay off. We saw clear positive effects both from our enhanced commercial efforts, where we continue to attract new customers and take new business, and from our restructuring program, which is improving our competitiveness through reduced structural costs. In addition, we saw a positive effect from generally stronger demand in the market”, says Marcus Hedblom, President and CEO at Ovako. “There is still uncertainty about the long-term development for the industry. Ovako will continue to monitor its development and are fully prepared to adapt our capacity to changes in demand.”   

Short-term outlook

In the second quarter, we expect to continue to see generally good market conditions, a positive contribution from new business, lower costs deriving from our restructuring program, and a positive effect from base price increases. Our assessment is that sales volumes in the second quarter will be higher than for the corresponding period of the previous year.

Group KPIs

2017 Q1  2016 Q1  2016 Full year 
Sales volumes  Kton  204 184  708 
Net revenue  EURm  233 201  781 
EBITDA before restructuring cost  EURm  32 18  57 
EBITDA  EURm  31 17  50 
Adjusted EBITDA margin  13.7 % 8.8 %  7.3 % 
EBITDA margin  13.3 % 8.4 %  6.4 % 
Operating profit (EBITA) before restructuring cost  EURm  24 10  25 
Operating profit (EBITA)  EURm  23 9  18 
Adjusted operating margin (EBITA)  10.3 % 4.8 %  3.2 % 
Operating margin (EBITA)  9.9 % 4.4 %  2.3 % 
EBIT  EURm  21 7  9 
Net profit/loss  EURm  11 1  -12 
Cash flow from operating activities  EURm  -3 2  35 
Full time employees at end of period (FTE)  No.  2,839 2,848  2,773 

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For more information please contact:
Press and media contacts
Oskar Bosson, Head of Group Communications
Telephone: +46 704 10 71 80
E-mail: oskar.bosson@ovako.com

Investor relations
Nicholas Källsäter, Head of Group Business Control
Telephone: +46 8 622 1323
E-mail: nicholas.kallsater@ovako.com

About Ovako

Ovako develops high-tech steel solutions for, and in cooperation with, its customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries. Our steel makes our customers’ end products more resilient and extends their useful life, ultimately resulting in smarter, more energy-efficient and more environmentally friendly products.

Our production is based on recycled scrap and includes steel in the form of bar, tube, ring and components. Ovako is represented in more than 30 countries and has sales offices in Europe, North America and Asia. Ovako’s sales in 2016 amounted to EUR 781 million, and the company had 2,800 employees at year-end. For more information, please visit us at www.ovako.com.

This information is information that Ovako AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 8.00 CET on April 27, 2017. 

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Ovako develops high-tech steel solutions for, and in cooperation with, its customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries. Our steel makes our customers’ end products more resilient and extends their useful life, ultimately resulting in smarter, more energy-efficient and more environmentally-friendly products. Our production is based on recycled scrap and includes steel in the form of bar, tube, ring and pre-components. Ovako is represented in more than 30 countries and has sales offices in Europe, North America and Asia. Ovako’s sales in 2016 amounted to EUR 781 million and the company had 2,800 employees at year-end. For more information, please visit us at: www.ovako.com. Press images please go to:http://mediabank.ovako.com/search/images