PONSSE’S FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR 1 JANUARY – 31 DECEMBER 2012
PONSSE PLC, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, 19 FEBRUARY 2013, 9:00 a.m. PONSSE’S FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR 1 JANUARY – 31 DECEMBER 2012 – Net sales amounted to EUR 314.8 (Q1–Q4/2011 328.2) million. – Q4 net sales were EUR 97.1 (Q4/2011 102.7) million. – Operating result totalled EUR 24.5 (Q1-Q4/2011 28.8) million, equalling 7.8 (8.8) per cent of net sales. – Q4 operating result was EUR 8.7 (Q4/2011 10.2) million, equalling 9.0 (10.0) per cent of net sales. – Profit before taxes was EUR 20.5 (Q1-Q4/2011 26.0) million. – Cash flow from business operations was EUR 11.5 (Q1-Q4/2011 24.9) million. – Earnings per share were EUR 0.44 (0.47). – Equity ratio was 45.1 (45.2) per cent. – Order books stood at EUR 41.8 (71.9) million. – The Board of Directors´ dividend proposal is EUR 0.25 (0.35) per share. – The Group’s euro-denominated operating profit is expected to remain lower than in 2012. PRESIDENT AND CEO JUHO NUMMELA: 2012 began with strong order books, which evened out fluctuations in demand and enabled factory operations at normal capacity throughout almost the entire year. Ponsse’s decline in net sales remained small due to our competitive product and service offering, even though, at the same time, the total market decreased significantly. The demand for forest machines weakened in Europe, and it was necessary to adapt capacity in December to build the order books. Ponsse’s success in invoicing new machines at the end of the year can be seen in profitability and cash flows from business operations. The strong sales in Russia and North America were significant achievement in the last quarter. Our customers’ work situation improved at the end of the period under review, which could be seen in services and used machine sales picking up. At period end, the company’s order books amounted to EUR 41.8 (71.9) million, which is 41.9 per cent less than in the comparison period. The factory returned to two shifts in the middle of February 2013. Net sales for the last quarter amounted to EUR 97.1 (102.7) million, representing a change of -5.4 per cent compared with the corresponding period. Service operations declined slightly, but showed signs of picking up right at the end of the last quarter. Net sales for the period under review stood at EUR 314.8 million, or 4.1 per cent less than in the comparison period. The operating result amounted to EUR 8.7 (10.2) million in the last quarter, or 9.0 (10.0) per cent of net sales. Operating result for the period under review was EUR 24.5 (28.8) million. In the period under review, operating result was burdened by impairments of EUR 1.9 million related to South American external trade receivables and the spare parts stock. Cash flow from business operations amounted to EUR 11.5 (24.9) million in the period under review. The stock of new products decreased to a level slightly lower than normal. The stock of used machines continued to be at a level higher than planned. Our investments progressed according to plan, and our inputs in improving our competitiveness during the past year are among the highest in our history. Our renewal of product and production technology and our investments in services progressed as planned. NET SALES Consolidated net sales for the period under review amounted to EUR 314.8 (328.2) million, which was 4.1 per cent less than in the comparison period. International business operations accounted for 67.4 (69.3) per cent of net sales. Net sales were regionally distributed as follows: Northern Europe 51.8 (51.6) per cent, Central and Southern Europe 16.6 (18.6) per cent, Russia and Asia 17.2 (16.1) per cent, North and South America 14.3 (13.8) per cent and other countries 0.0 (0.0) per cent. PROFIT PERFORMANCE The operating result amounted to EUR 24.5 (28.8) million. The operating result of the accounting period includes a non-recurring cost item of EUR 1.9 (3.6) million. The operating result equalled 7.8 (8.8) per cent of net sales for the period under review. Consolidated return on capital employed (ROCE) stood at 17.7 (24.3) per cent. Staff costs for the period totalled EUR 49.2 (49.2) million. Other operating expenses stood at EUR 32.0 (34.8) million. The net total of financial income and expenses amounted to EUR -4.0 (-2.6) million. Exchange rate gains and losses with a net effect of EUR -2.2 (-1.2) million were recognised under financial items for the period. Result for the period under review totalled EUR 13.9 (14.8) million. Diluted and undiluted earnings per share (EPS) came to EUR 0.44 (0.47). The interest on the subordinated loan for the period, less tax, has been taken into account in the calculation of EPS. STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES At the end of the period under review, the total consolidated statements of financial position amounted to EUR 181.7 (173.9) million. Inventories stood at EUR 81.6 (80.5) million. Trade receivables totalled EUR 26.0 (28.4) million, while liquid assets stood at EUR 14.1 (16.3) million. Group shareholders’ equity stood at EUR 81.4 (78.6) million and parent company shareholders’ equity at EUR 81.1 (75.4) million. Group shareholders’ equity includes a hybrid loan of EUR 19 million issued on 31 March 2009. The interest paid on the hybrid loan (EUR 8.0 million) and the allocated interest for the following year according to the dividend distribution decision (EUR 1.1 million), totalling EUR 9.1 million, less tax, are recognised as a deduction from Group equity. The amount of interest-bearing liabilities was EUR 56.4 (39.1) million. The company has used 52 per cent of its credit facility limit. The parent company's net receivables from other Group companies stood at EUR 80.5 (74.8) million. The parent company’s receivables from subsidiaries mainly consisted of trade receivables. Consolidated net liabilities totalled EUR 42.1 (22.5) million, and the debt-equity ratio (gearing) was 69.2 (49.7) per cent. The equity ratio stood at 45.1 (45.2) percent at the end of the period under review. Cash flow from business operations amounted to EUR 11.5 (24.9) million. Cash flow from investment activities came to EUR -18.0 (-9.3) million. ORDER INTAKE AND ORDER BOOKS Order intake for the period totalled EUR 285.9 (332.6) million, while period-end order books were valued at EUR 41.8 (71.9) million. The minimum order commitments for retailers are not included in the order book total. DISTRIBUTION NETWORK No changes took place in the Group structure during the period under review. The subsidiaries included in the Ponsse Group are: Epec Oy, Finland; OOO Ponsse, Russia; Ponsse AB, Sweden; Ponsse AS, Norway; Ponsse Asia-Pacific Ltd, Hong Kong; Ponsse China Ltd, China; Ponsse Latin America Ltda, Brazil; Ponsse North America, Inc., the United States; Ponssé S.A.S., France; Ponsse UK Ltd, the United Kingdom; and Ponsse Uruguay S.A., Uruguay. Sunit Oy, based in Kajaani, Finland, is an affiliated company in which Ponsse Plc has a holding of 34 per cent. CAPITAL EXPENDITURE AND R&D During the period under review, the Group’s R&D expenses totalled EUR 9.5 (8.8) million, of which EUR 3.3 (2.7) million was capitalised. Capital expenditure totalled EUR 18.1 (9.4) million. It consisted in addition to capitalised R&D expenses of investments in buildings and ordinary maintenance and replacement investments for machinery and equipment. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Annual General Meeting was held in Vieremä, Finland 17 April 2012. The AGM approved the parent company financial statements and the consolidated financial statements, and members of the Board of Directors and the President and CEO were discharged from liability for the 2011 financial period. The AGM decided to pay a dividend of EUR 0.35 per share for 2011 (dividends totaling EUR 9,725,485). No dividend will be paid to shares owned by the company itself (212,900 shares). The dividend payment record date was 20 April 2012, and the dividends were paid on 27 April 2012. The AGM authorised the Board of Directors to decide on the acquisition of the treasury shares so that a maximum of 250,000 shares can be acquired in one or more batches. The maximum amount corresponds to approximately 0.89 per cent of the company’s total shares and votes. The shares will be acquired in public trading organised by NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd (“the Stock Exchange”). Furthermore, they will be acquired and paid according to the rules of the Stock Exchange and Euroclear Finland Ltd. The Board may, pursuant to the authorisation, only decide upon the acquisition of the treasury shares using the Company’s unrestricted shareholders’ equity. The authorisation is required for supporting the Company’s growth strategy in the Company's potential business arrangements or other arrangements. In addition, the shares can be issued to the Company’s current shareholders or used for increasing the ownership value of the Company's shareholders by invalidating shares after their acquisition, or used in personnel incentive systems. The authorisation includes the right of the Board to decide upon all other terms and conditions in the acquisition of own shares. The authorisation is valid until the next AGM; however, no later than 30 June 2013. Previous authorisations are canceled. The AGM authorised the Board of Directors to decide on the issue of new shares and the assignment of treasury shares held by the company against payment or free of charge so that a maximum of 250,000 shares will be issued on the basis of the authorisation. The maximum amount corresponds to approximately 0.89 per cent of the company’s total shares and votes. The authorisation includes the right of the Board to decide upon all other terms and conditions of the share issue. Thus, the authorisation includes a right to organise a directed issue in deviation of the shareholders' subscription rights under the provisions prescribed by law. The authorisation is proposed for use in supporting the Company’s growth strategy in the Company's potential corporate acquisitions or other arrangements. In addition, the shares can be issued to the Company’s current shareholders, sold through public trading or used in personnel incentive systems. The authorisation is valid until the next AGM; however, no later than 30 June 2013. Previous authorisations are canceled. BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE COMPANY’S AUDITORS The Board of Directors comprised six members during the period under review. Heikki Hortling, Mammu Kaario, Ilkka Kylävainio, Ossi Saksman, Jukka Vidgrén and Juha Vidgrén were re-elected to the Board. Juha Vidgrén acted as the Chairman of the Board and Heikki Hortling as the Vice Chairman. The Board of Directors did not establish any committees or commissions from among its members. The Board of Directors convened ten times during the period under review. The attendance rate was 96.7 percent. During the period under review, auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy acted as the company auditor with Sami Posti, Authorised Public Accountant, as the principal auditor. MANAGEMENT The following persons were members of the Management Team: Juho Nummela, President and CEO, acting as the chairman; Pasi Arajärvi, Purchasing and Logistics Director; Juha Haverinen, Factory Director; Petri Härkönen, CFO; Juha Inberg, Technology and R&D Director; Executive Director, Corporate Development and Strategy, Timo Karppinen (until 30 November 2012); Tapio Mertanen, Service Director; Paula Oksman, HR Director and Jarmo Vidgrén, Deputy CEO, Sales and Marketing Director. The company management has regular management liability insurance. The area director organisation of sales is lead by Jarmo Vidgrén, Group’s Sales and Marketing Director and Tapio Mertanen, Service Director. The geographical distribution and the responsible persons are presented below: Northern Europe: Jarmo Vidgrén (Finland), Jerry Wannberg (Sweden, Denmark until 7 February 2012), Eero Lukkarinen (Sweden, Denmark as of 12 March 2012) and Sigurd Skotte (Norway), Central and Southern Europe: Janne Vidgrén (Austria, Poland, Romania, Germany, the Czech Republic and Hungary), Clément Puybaret (France), Jussi Hentunen (Spain, Italy, Portugal and Norrbotten/Sweden) and Gary Glendinning (the United Kingdom) Russia and Asia: Jaakko Laurila (Russia, Belarus), Norbert Schalkx (Japan and the Baltic countries) and Risto Kääriäinen (China), North and South America: Pekka Ruuskanen (the United States) Marko Mattila (North American dealers), Cláudio Costa (Brazil until 7 March 2012), Teemu Raitis (Brazil as of 10 May 2012) and Martin Toledo (Uruguay). M.Sc. (Forestry Econ.) Eero Lukkarinen took up his post as the President and CEO of Ponsse AB on 12 March 2012. The Financial Manager of Ponsse AB Glenn Nyman acted as the Managing Director in addition to his own duties from 7 February 2012 to 11 March 2012. M.Sc. (Eng.) and M.Sc. (Econ.)Teemu Raitis took up his post as the President and CEO of Ponsse Latin America Ltda on 10 May 2012. The Financial Director of Ponsse Latin America Ltda Fabio Nogueira acted as the Managing Director in addition to his own duties from 7 February 2012 to 9 May 2012. PERSONNEL The Group had an average staff of 994 (948) during the period and employed 986 (978) people at period-end. SHARE PERFORMANCE The company’s registered share capital consists of 28,000,000 shares. At the end of the period under review the company had 7,153 shareholders. The trading volume of Ponsse Plc shares for 1 January – 31 December 2012 totalled 1,508,478, accounting for 5.4 per cent of the total number of shares. Share turnover amounted to EUR 10.5 million, with the period’s lowest and highest share prices amounting to EUR 5.57 and EUR 8.55, respectively. At the end of the period, shares closed at EUR 5.94, and market capitalisation totalled EUR 166.3 million. At the end of the period under review, the company held 212,900 treasury shares. QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT Ponsse is committed to observing the ISO 9001:2000 quality standard, the ISO 14001 environmental system standard and the OHSAS 18001 occupational safety and health standard, the first two of which are certified. Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance conducted an audit of the ISO 9001:2008 quality system and the ISO 14001 environmental system during the period under review. The company has included the procedures required by these quality, environmental and occupational safety and health standards in Ponsse’s sustainable development principles. At Ponsse, sustainable development means taking the economic, social and ecological points of view into account in all the company’s operations. Procedures according to sustainable development related to profitability, cash flow from business operations and growth ensure the company’s economic performance in the long term. Procedures related to the social point of view ensure the availability of competent human resources for the company and its customers and maintain the professional skills and well-being of the company’s employees. The environmental point of view ensures the environmental friendliness of our products and production, improving our customers’ profitable operations by means of, for example, lower fuel consumption and emissions. Procedures and production processes are developed through both internal and external audits. The company’s audit system was one key area for development in 2012. During the period under review, internal audits assessing the procedures and working environment of services were introduced in the company’s service network. The aim of the quality audits of services is to ensure efficient and safe procedures in the PONSSE service network. Production processes are continuously developed in accordance with the operating model of continuous improvement. The company’s quality assurance system emphasises the importance of prevention. During the period under review, we adopted a procedure development model internal to the company, which is based on Lean Six Sigma quality management principles. GOVERNANCE In its decision-making and administration, the company observes the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act, other regulations governing publicly listed companies and the company’s Articles of Association. The company’s Board of Directors has adopted the Code of Governance that complies with the Finnish Corporate Governance Code approved by the Board of the Securities Market Association in 2010. The purpose of the code is to ensure that the company is professionally managed and that its business principles and practices are of a high ethical and professional standard. The Code of Governance is available on Ponsse’s website in the Investors section. RISK MANAGEMENT Risk management is based on the company’s values, as well as strategic and financial objectives. Risk management aims to support the achievement of the objectives specified in the company’s strategy, as well as to ensure the financial development of the company and the continuity of its business. Furthermore, risk management aims to identify, assess and monitor business-related risks which may influence the achievement of the company’s strategic and financial goals or the continuity of its business. Decisions on the necessary measures to anticipate risks and react to observed risks are made on the basis of this information. Risk management is a part of regular daily business, and it is also included in the management system. Risk management is controlled by the risk management policy approved by the Board. A risk is any event that may prevent the company from reaching its objectives or that threatens the continuity of business. On the other hand, a risk may also be a positive event, in which case the risk is treated as an opportunity. Each risk is assessed on the basis of its impact and probability. Methods of risk management include avoiding, mitigating and transferring risks. Risks can also be managed by controlling and minimising their impact. SHORT-TERM RISK MANAGEMENT The prolonged insecurity in the world economy and weak economic situation may result in a decline in the demand for forest machines. The rapid escalation of the problems in the economies of Europe and the United States in the financial market may have an impact on the availability of customer financing. The parent company monitors the changes in the Group’s internal and external trade receivables and the associated risk of impairment. The key objective of the company’s financial risk management policy is to manage liquidity, interest and currency risks. The company ensures its liquidity through credit limit facilities agreed with a number of financial institutions. The effect of adverse changes in interest rates is minimised by utilising credit linked to different reference rates and by concluding interest rate swaps. The effects of currency rate fluctuations are mitigated through derivative contracts. Changes taking place in the fiscal and customs legislation in countries to which Ponsse exports may hamper the company’s export trade or its profitability. EVENTS AFTER THE PERIOD The company has no important events after the conclusion of the period under review. OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE The Group’s euro-denominated operating profit is expected to remain lower than in 2012. The improved intake of orders at the beginning of the year enables production in two shifts during February-March. Due to the low level of the order books, the adaptation of the factory’s capacity will be continued in the first half of the year, if necessary. Sales, service and research and development will function normally. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Ponsse Plc’s Annual General Meeting will be held on 16 April 2013, starting at 11:00 a.m. at the company’s registered office at Ponssentie 22, FI-74200 Vieremä, Finland. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ PROPOSAL FOR THE DISPOSAL OF PROFIT The company’s Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of EUR 0.25 per share shall be paid for the year 2012. The Board proposes to the Annual General Meeting that a profit bonus will be paid to the staff for the year 2012. PONSSE GROUP CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (EUR 1,000) IFRS IFRS 1-12/12 1-12/11 NET SALES 314,779 328,191 Increase (+)/decrease (-) in inventories of finished goods -130 2,672 and work in progress Other operating income 836 1,297 Raw materials and services -203,943 -214,137 Expenditure on employment-related benefits -49,223 -49,176 Depreciation and amortisation -5,862 -5,221 Other operating expenses -31,986 -34,781 OPERATING RESULT 24,471 28,844 Share of results of associated companies 11 -181 Financial income and expenses -3,968 -2,617 RESULT BEFORE TAXES 20,513 26,046 Income taxes -6,623 -11,233 NET RESULT FOR THE PERIOD 13,890 14,812 OTHER ITEMS INCLUDED IN TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE RESULT: Translation differences related to foreign units 437 -943 TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE RESULT FOR THE PERIOD 14,327 13,869 Diluted and undiluted earnings per share* 0.44 0.47 IFRS IFRS 10-12/12 10-12/11 NET SALES 97,123 102,707 Increase (+)/decrease (-) in inventories of finished goods -9,146 -7,246 and work in progress Other operating income 173 485 Raw materials and services -56,114 -61,399 Expenditure on employment-related benefits -12,263 -13,307 Depreciation and amortisation -1,676 -1,422 Other operating expenses -9,355 -9,575 OPERATING RESULT 8,741 10,244 Share of results of associated companies 16 4 Financial income and expenses -2,127 1,656 RESULT BEFORE TAXES 6,631 11,903 Income taxes -2,045 -4,373 NET RESULT FOR THE PERIOD 4,586 7,530 OTHER ITEMS INCLUDED IN TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE RESULT: Translation differences related to foreign units 734 -786 TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE RESULT FOR THE PERIOD 5,320 6,744 Diluted and undiluted earnings per share* 0.15 0.26 * The interest on the subordinated loan for the period, less tax, was taken into account in this figure. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION (EUR 1,000) IFRS IFRS ASSETS 31 Dec 12 31 Dec 11 NON-CURRENT ASSETS Intangible assets 11,898 9,057 Goodwill 3,440 3,440 Property, plant and equipment 35,525 26,165 Financial assets 111 111 Investments in associated companies 1,186 1,294 Non-current receivables 999 1,535 Deferred tax assets 1,628 2,826 TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS 54,787 44,428 CURRENT ASSETS Inventories 81,636 80,475 Trade receivables 25,954 28,258 Income tax receivables 1,959 4 Other current receivables 3,313 4,499 Cash and cash equivalents 14,083 16,267 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 126,944 129,504 TOTAL ASSETS 181,732 173,932 SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY AND LIABILITIES SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY Share capital 7,000 7,000 Other reserves 19,030 19,030 Translation differences -1,538 -1,975 Treasury shares -2,228 -2,228 Retained earnings 59,180 56,736 EQUITY OWNED BY PARENT COMPANY SHAREHOLDERS 81,444 78,563 NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES Interest-bearing liabilities 21,474 18,630 Deferred tax liabilities 968 1,110 Other non-current liabilities 13 20 TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES 22,455 19,760 CURRENT LIABILITIES Interest-bearing liabilities 34,912 20,434 Provisions 4,977 4,627 Tax liabilities for the period 385 3,527 Trade creditors and other current liabilities 37,558 47,022 TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 77,833 75,609 TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY AND LIABILITIES 181,732 173,932 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (EUR 1,000) IFRS IFRS 1-12/12 1-12/11 CASH FLOW FROM BUSINESS OPERATIONS: Net result for the period 13,890 14,812 Adjustments: Financial income and expenses 3,968 2,617 Share of the result of associated companies -11 181 Depreciation and amortisation 5,862 5,221 Income taxes 6,623 11,233 Other adjustments -452 783 Cash flow before changes in working capital 29,880 34,848 Change in working capital: Change in trade receivables and other receivables 4,256 5,034 Change in inventories -1,161 -8,084 Change in trade creditors and other liabilities -8,600 1,953 Change in provisions for liabilities and charges 350 -79 Interest received 195 216 Interest paid -1,334 -1,346 Other financial items -1,561 -715 Income taxes paid -10,509 -6,947 NET CASH FLOW FROM BUSINESS OPERATIONS (A) 11,516 24,878 CASH FLOW FROM INVESTMENTS Investments in tangible and intangible assets -18,062 -9,430 Proceeds from sale of tangible and intangible assets 62 146 CASH OUTFLOW FROM INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES (B) -18,000 -9,284 FINANCING Interest paid, hybrid loan -2,280 -2,280 Withdrawal/Repayment of current loans 14,478 -150 Change in current interest-bearing liabilities -100 25 Withdrawal of non-current loans 10,000 9,689 Repayment of non-current loans -8,184 -6,803 Payment of finance lease liabilities 1,029 -519 Change in non-current receivables 380 208 Dividends paid -9,725 -9,725 NET CASH OUTFLOW FROM FINANCING (C) 5,598 -9,556 Change in cash and cash equivalents (A+B+C) -885 6,039 Cash and cash equivalents on 1 January 16,267 11,036 Impact of exchange rate changes -1,299 -808 Cash and cash equivalents on 31 December 14,083 16,267 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY (EUR 1,000) A = Share capital B = Share premium and other reserves C = Translation differences D = Treasury shares E = Retained earnings F = Total shareholders’ equity EQUITY OWNED BY PARENT COMPANY SHAREHOLDERS A B C D E F SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY 1 JAN 2012 7,000 19,030 -1,975 -2,228 56,736 78,563 Translation differences 437 437 Result for the period 13,890 13,890 Total comprehensive income for 437 13,890 14,327 the period Direct entries to retained -1,721 -1,721 earnings* Dividend distribution -9,725 -9,725 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 31 DEC 2012 7,000 19,030 -1,538 -2,228 59,180 81,444 SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY 1 JAN 2011 7,000 19,030 -1,032 -2,228 53,356 76,126 Translation differences -943 -943 Result for the period 14,812 14,812 Total comprehensive income for -943 14,812 13,869 the period Direct entries to retained -1,707 -1,707 earnings* Dividend distribution -9,725 -9,725 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 31 DEC 2011 7,000 19,030 -1,975 -2,228 56,736 78,563 * Consists of the interest paid, less tax, for the hybrid loan classified as equity. 31 Dec 12 31 Dec 11 1. LEASING COMMITMENTS (EUR 1,000) 2,898 4,085 2. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (EUR 1,000) 31 Dec 12 31 Dec 11 Guarantees given on behalf of others 1,601 1,582 Repurchase commitments 1,541 1,042 Other commitments 1,159 3,391 TOTAL 4,302 6,014 3. PROVISIONS (EUR 1,000) Guarantee provision 1 January 2012 4,627 Provisions added 1,623 Provisions cancelled -1,272 31 December 2012 4,977 KEY FIGURES AND RATIOS 31 Dec 12 31 Dec 11 R&D expenditure (EUR million) 9.5 8.8 Capital expenditure (EUR million) 18.1 9.4 as % of net sales 5.7 2.9 Average number of employees 994 948 Order books (EUR million) 41.8 71.9 Equity ratio, % 45.1 45.2 Diluted and undiluted earnings per share (EUR) 0.44 0.47 Equity per share (EUR) 2.91 2.81 FORMULAE FOR FINANCIAL INDICATORS Return on capital employed, %: Result before tax + financial expenses -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------- Shareholder´s equity + interest-bearing financial liabilities (average during the year) * 100 Average number of employees: Average of the number of personnel at the end of each month. The calculation has been adjusted for part-time employees. Gearing, %: Interest-bearing financial liabilities -------------------------------------------- Shareholders’ equity * 100 Equity ratio, %: Shareholders’ equity + Non-controlling interests ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Balance sheet total - advance payments received * 100 Earnings per share: Net income for the period - Non-controlling interests - Interest on hybrid loan for the period less tax -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------- Average number of shares during the accounting period, adjusted for share issues Equity per share: Shareholders’ equity -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------- Number of shares on the balance sheet date, adjusted for share issues ORDER INTAKE (EUR million) 1-12/12 1-12/11 Ponsse Group 285.9 332.6 The stock exchange release for annual financial statements has been prepared observing the recognition and valuation principles of IFRS standards, but not all of the requirements of IAS 34 have been complied with. The same accounting principles were observed for the closing of the books as for the annual financial statements dated 31 December 2011. The above figures have been audited. The above figures have been rounded and may therefore differ from those given in the official financial statements. This communication includes future-oriented statements that are based on the assumptions currently made by the company’s management and its current decisions and plans. Although the management believes that the future expectations are well founded, there is no certainty that these expectations will prove to be correct. This is why the results may significantly deviate from the assumptions included in the future-oriented statements as a result of, among other things, changes in the economy, markets, competitive conditions, legislation or currency exchange rates. Vieremä, 19 February 2013 PONSSE PLC Juho Nummela President and CEO FURTHER INFORMATION Juho Nummela, President and CEO, tel. +358 20 768 8914 or +358 400 495 690 Petri Härkönen, CFO, tel. +358 20 768 8608 or +358 50 409 8362 DISTRIBUTION NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd Principal media www.ponsse.com Ponsse Plc is a company specialising in the sales, manufacture, servicing and technology of cut-to-length method forest machines and is driven by genuine interest in its customers and their business. Ponsse develops and manufactures sustainable and innovative harvesting solutions based on customers’ needs. The company was established by forest machine entrepreneur Einari Vidgrén in 1970, and it has been a leader in timber harvesting solutions based on the cut-to-length method ever since. Ponsse is headquartered in Vieremä, Finland. The company’s shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic List.