Exel Composites Plc revises its outlook for 2018

EXEL COMPOSITES PLC            STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE            23 April 2018 at 16:25 EET

Exel Composites Plc announced today the acquisition of Diversified Structural Composites (“DSC”), with revenue for the fiscal year 2017, ended in March 2018, of USD 19 million and an operating loss close to USD one million. Restructuring initiatives since 2015 have progressively improved DSC’s profitability and breakeven profitability is expected to be reached in 2019.

As a result of the DSC acquisition, Exel Composites revises its outlook for 2018.

The revised outlook for the full year 2018 is:

“Exel Composites expects revenue to increase significantly and adjusted operating profit to increase in 2018 compared to 2017.”

The previous outlook was:

“Exel Composites expects revenue as well as adjusted operating profit to increase in 2018 compared to 2017.”

Exel Composites publishes its Business Review for January-March 2018 on Wednesday 9 May 2018 at approximately 09:00 EET.

Vantaa, 23 April 2018

Exel Composites Plc

Riku Kytömäki
President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

Riku Kytömäki, President and CEO
tel. +358 50 511 8288

Mikko Kettunen, CFO
tel. +358 50 347 7462


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Exel Composites in brief

Exel Composites (www.exelcomposites.com) is a leading composite technology company that designs, manufactures and markets composite products and solutions for demanding applications. Exel Composites provides superior customer experience through continuous innovation, world-class operations and long-term partnerships.

The core of the operations is based on own, internally developed composite technology, product range based on it and strong market position in selected segments with a strong quality and brand image. Profitable growth is pursued by a relentless search for new applications and development in co-operation with customers. The employees' expertise and high level of technology play a major role in Exel Composites’ operations. Exel Composites Plc share is listed in Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

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Exel Composites is the world’s leading composite technology company that engineers and manufactures composite products and solutions to an extensive range of demanding industrial applications. The core of the business is based on the employees’ high level of expertise and own, internally developed composite technologies, which have been perfected over decades with a steady focus on innovation. With nine manufacturing plants across Europe, Asia, and North America, and a global sales network, Exel Composites is firmly driven by superior customer experience and world-class operations. Headquartered in Finland, Exel Composites employs approximately 650 people globally. The company’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki exchange. www.exelcomposites.com