Metso Outotec’s Interim Report January – September 2022

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Metso Outotec Corporation’s stock exchange release on October 28, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. EEST

Segment information for 2021 has been restated to reflect the segment structure changes that were announced in January 2022.

Figures in brackets refer to the corresponding period in 2021, unless otherwise stated.

Third-quarter 2022 in brief

  • Strong market activity continued
  • Orders received totaled EUR 1,401 million (EUR 1,649 million, including an exceptionally large order of EUR 360 million)
  • Sales grew 37% to EUR 1,402 million (EUR 1,023 million)  
  • Adjusted EBITA increased to EUR 207 million, or 14.8% of sales (EUR 139 million, or 13.6%)
  • Operating profit increased to EUR 192 million, or 13.7% of sales (EUR 107 million, or 10.5%)
  • Cash flow from operations was EUR 21 million (EUR 172 million), affected by an increase in net working capital

January–September 2022 in brief

  • Orders received increased 8% to EUR 4,435 million (EUR 4,111 million)
  • Sales grew 31% to EUR 3,861 million (EUR 2,958 million)  
  • Adjusted EBITA increased to EUR 519 million, or 13.4% of sales (EUR 384 million, or 13.0%)
  • Operating profit was EUR 319 million, or 8.3% of sales (EUR 295 million, or 10.0%), including a EUR 150 million non-recurring charge related to the wind-down of the business in Russia booked in the second quarter
  • Earnings per share were EUR 0.24 (EUR 0.24)
  • Cash flow from operations was EUR 110 million (EUR 444 million)

President and CEO Pekka Vauramo:

We delivered an overall strong third quarter, with orders at a healthy level, solid sales growth and the highest ever adjusted EBITA margins for the Group as well as for all three segments. Customer activity was in line with our expectations during the quarter, which was reflected in particular in strong services order growth. The total order intake was lower year-on-year, due to an exceptionally large smelter order booked in the third quarter last year. Adjusting for the one large order and the wind-down of the business in Russia, orders increased 27% year-on-year.  

The Group’s sales grew 37%, as we continued to deliver our backlog efficiently despite challenges that remain in the global supply chain. In addition to higher equipment deliveries, we continued to see strong services sales volumes, thanks to the services order growth during the previous quarters. Driven by volume growth and our successful price and cost management, the Group’s adjusted EBITA increased 49% to EUR 207 million in the third quarter. This corresponds to an adjusted EBITA margin of 14.8%, which is thus far the highest we have reported and very close to our 15% margin target. Our performance was strong across the portfolio and all three segments improved their results, despite a slightly negative impact from the continued strengthening of the US dollar.

We also continue to deliver well in terms of our sustainability agenda; particularly positive was the 45% growth in the Planet Positive sales compared to full-year 2021. The highlight of our Planet Positive orders was a multi-year Life Cycle Services contract for Boliden’s Kevitsa mine in Finland. In addition to the supply and optimization services of the Megaliner™ liners for four mills, the agreement also includes a novel Planet Positive mill lining recycling service for used liners. This is an attractive solution supporting the customer’s operative and sustainability targets and further increasing their liner wear-life. In addition to supporting our customers' sustainability efforts with Planet Positive products, we are tracking ahead of our target in supplier sustainability engagement and concluded several actions during the quarter to reduce CO2 emissions in our own footprint.

Looking ahead, we expect customer activity to remain strong in our main markets, except for the aggregates market in Europe, which is expected to be affected by the anticipated economic downturn in the region. While there are challenges in the global economy, which may have an impact on our business environment, we will continue to focus on implementing our strategy and internal actions designed to further improve our performance and resilience in changing conditions.  

Market outlook

According to its disclosure policy, Metso Outotec’s market outlook describes the expected sequential development of market activity during the following six-month period using three categories: improve, remain at the current level, or decline.

Metso Outotec expects the overall market activity to remain at the current level, with the mining market remaining strong and the aggregates market declining due to the expected softening of the European market.

Key figures

EUR million Q3/2022 Q3/2021 Change % Q1–Q3/2022 Q1–Q3/2021 Change % 2021
Orders received 1,401 1,649 -15 4,435 4,111 8 5,421
Orders received by services business 730 590 24 2,193 1,757 25 2,393
% of orders received 52 36 49 43 44
Order backlog 3,757 3,496 7 3,536
Sales 1,402 1,023 37 3,861 2,958 31 4,236
Sales by services business 698 519 34 1,865 1,540 21 2,126
% of sales 50 51 48 52 50
Adjusted EBITA 207 139 49 519 384 35 547
% of sales 14.8 13.6 13.4 13.0 12.9
Operating profit* 192 107 80 319 295 8 425
% of sales 13.7 10.5 8.3 10.0 10.0
Earnings per share, continuing operations, EUR 0.16 0.09 78 0.24 0.24 0.35
Cash flow from operations 21 172 -88 110 444 -75 608
Gearing, % 30.1 26.5 20.9
Personnel at end of period 16,277 15,558 5 15,630

*In Q2/2022, a EUR 150 million non-recurring charge related to Russia was booked in Group Head Office and other.

Audiocast and conference call details

President and CEO Pekka Vauramo and CFO Eeva Sipilä will present the results in an audiocast and conference call for analysts and investors today at 1:00 p.m. EEST.

The audiocast can be followedat the company’s website. A recording and a transcript will be available at the same webpage after the event has finished. 

The teleconference can be accessed by registering on the link below.

Further information, please contact:  
Juha Rouhiainen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Outotec Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3253, email: juha.rouhiainen(a)  

Metso Outotec Corporation  

Eeva Sipilä  


Juha Rouhiainen  

VP, Investor Relations  


Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd

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Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change. Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with Science Based Targets.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2021 were about EUR 4.2 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.,