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Ponsse’s Financial Statements for 1 January – 31 December 2021



– Net sales amounted to EUR 750.0 (Q1-Q4/2020 636.6) million.
– Q4 net sales amounted to EUR 226.6 (Q4/2020 205.2) million.
– Operating result totalled EUR 75.0 (Q1-Q4/2020 57.1) million, equalling 10.0 (9.0) per cent of net sales.
– Q4 operating result totalled EUR 18.7 (Q4/2020 13.7) million, equalling 8.3 (6.7) per cent of net sales.
– Profit before taxes was EUR 73.2 (Q1-Q4/2020 39.6) million.
– Cash flow from business operations was EUR 102.4 (74.8) million.
– Earnings per share were EUR 1.97 (1.15).
– Equity ratio was 60.7 (54.3) per cent.
– Order books stood at EUR 439.8 (174.9) million.
– The Board of Directors´ proposal for the distribution of profit is EUR 0.85 (0.60) per share.
– Group´s euro-denominated operating result in 2022 is estimated to be on a par with 2021.


PRESIDENT AND CEO JUHO NUMMELA:

The year 2021 was a time of growth for Ponsse. We had a record-breaking order flow, and our order book reached a historical high. Every business area experienced significant growth and our cash flow was strong throughout the year. Our company’s solvency is at a good level.

Our customers’ work situation was good throughout the year. The upward trend in demand for PONSSE forest machines started in the last quarter of 2020. In the first quarter of 2021, demand accelerated rapidly and increased our volume of orders significantly. It was soon clear that we could run our Vieremä factory at full capacity for the whole year, component availability and COVID-19 measures permitting. The market situation was good everywhere, especially in Russia, which reclaimed its position as the largest market in the world for Cut-to-Length forest machines.

The very strong demand and the success of our sales network swelled our order book very quickly and, by the end of the year, it had reached a record-breaking EUR 439.8 (174.9) million.

The healthy market conditions were also reflected in our service business. After sales services grew more than expected as our customers had busy work schedules. The continuous development of our service business yielded excellent results as our service business network was able to keep our customers’ machines in production use worldwide. Our used machine business saw decent growth and we kept a good stock of trade-in machines.

The fastest-growing business area was Epec Oy, our technology company, which is now reaping the rewards of a change in strategy. The shifting of our operating environment towards increasingly eco-friendly technologies has created excellent opportunities for cutting-edge Epec and Ponsse technology.

Ponsse experienced very strong growth and our net sales in 2021 reached EUR 750.0 (636.6) million, growing by 18 per cent.

This growth required immense effort even in the stable market conditions. The other side of high demand were the challenges in the availability of components and parts. Rapid demand for device and machine manufacturing was a challenge for already vulnerable production networks. High demand together with logistical issues affected the availability of components and parts and triggered intense inflation in prices and other operating expenses. Both our service business and supply chain suffered as a result. Even so, we managed to manufacture every PONSSE forest machine as planned and delivered them to our customers all over the world. The problems with the availability of components and parts have put considerable stress on the people of our company and production network. We are proud of their superb performance that has allowed our service business network and factories to keep running. In August, the Vieremä factory finished the 17,000th PONSSE forest machine.

Our net operating profit was EUR 75.0 (57.1) million and our operating profit margin was 10.0 (9.0) per cent. The growth of our relative net profit was hampered by the inflation of product costs. Due to this inflation and increases in operating expenses, more work will be required in the coming years to achieve our relative profitability target of 12 per cent. Cash flow from business operations was excellent at EUR 102.4 (74.8) million. We succeeded in managing our working capital in 2021 and maintained a very good ratio of working capital to net sales.

We focus on the continuous and appropriate development of Ponsse. Our distribution and service network is developing quickly around the world. In 2021, we announced an arrangement whereby the functions of dealer FC Ventas Y Servicios will be transferred to a new subsidiary, Ponsse Chile SpA, in Q1/2022. We are developing our distribution network and its operations systematically and seek to expand to new areas as required by our customers. We are investing continuously in our manufacturing network to increase the capacity and quality of our production. Our product technology development is proceeding quickly, and we will be investing more in R&D and new technologies. As a rule, all our investments are aimed at improving added value for customers.

Ponsse employees have been telecommuting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic with the exception of our production, sales and service personnel. The office workers of the Vieremä factory will continue to work from home to protect the continuity of our production. We will also maintain the utmost precautions at our other locations to avoid COVID-19 infections. It is vital to keep our people healthy and maintain optimal customer service efficiency.


NET SALES

Consolidated net sales for the period under review amounted to EUR 750.0 (636.6) million, which is 17.8 per cent more than in the comparison period. International business operations accounted for 80.4 (79.6) per cent of net sales.

Net sales were regionally distributed as follows: Northern Europe 33.3 (39.6) per cent, Central and Southern Europe 18.2 (23.6) per cent, Russia and Asia 22.2 (14.6) per cent, North and South America 25.9 (21.7) per cent and other countries 0.4 (0.5) per cent.


PROFIT PERFORMANCE

The operating result amounted to EUR 75.0 (57.1) million. The operating result equalled 10.0 (9.0) per cent of net sales for the period under review. Consolidated return on capital employed (ROCE) stood at 20.7 (12.4) per cent.

Staff costs for the period totalled EUR 102.8 (85.7) million. Other operating expenses stood at EUR 63.6 (47.8) million. The net total of financial income and expenses amounted to EUR -1.8 (-17.7) million. Exchange rate gains and losses with a net effect of EUR -1.0 (-15.2) million were recognised under financial items for the period. The parent company’s receivables from subsidiaries stood at EUR 37.3 (42.2) million net. Their reduction and the moderate change in exchange rates have resulted in a significantly reduced impact on financial items for the period under review. The unrealised exchange rate losses for the comparison period mainly consist of the assessment of inter-company accounts payable for Ponsse Latin America Ltda and OOO Ponsse.

Result for the period under review totalled EUR 55.1 (32.3) million. Diluted and undiluted earnings per share (EPS) came to EUR 1.97 (1.15).


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 512.6 (474.0) million. Inventories stood at EUR 167.4 (142.1) million. Trade receivables totalled EUR 43.5 (35.4) million, while cash and cash equivalents stood at EUR 120.9 (123.6) million. Group shareholders’ equity stood at EUR 297.3 (255.0) million and parent company shareholders’ equity (FAS) at EUR 226.8 (197.3) million. The amount of interest-bearing liabilities was EUR 54.8 (114.5) million. The company has ensured its liquidity by credit facility limits and commercial paper programs, which are not used at the end of the period under review. Group's loans from financial institutions are non-collaretal bank loans without financial covenants. Consolidated net liabilities totalled EUR -66.1 (-9.1) million, and the debt-equity ratio (net gearing) was -22.2 (-3.6) per cent. The equity ratio stood at 60.7 (54.3) per cent at the end of the period under review.

Cash flow from operating activities amounted to EUR 102.4 (74.8) million. Cash flow from investment activities came to EUR -24.1 (-20.0) million.


IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The company has recovered from the impacts of covid-19 pandemic on the demand for products faster than expected. However, the covid-19 pandemic has caused changes in the company’s operating environment. The company’s management is actively monitoring the development of the pandemic. The covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the availability of components.

Covid-19 pandemic restrictions have been felt by company operations across the world. Decisions have been made to ensure the health and safety of the company’s customers and all Ponsse employees. The company’s white-collar employees have mainly been teleworking, while manufacturing units and the sales and service business network are operating as normal.

In terms of financing, the company has carried out all measures necessary to ensure business continuity. The company has analysed credit risks related to trade receivables and credit loss provisions and concluded that there are sufficient provisions at the end of the period under review. The company has not had any signs of decreases in goodwill or the value of activated development costs.

Impact on financial reporting

Based on the company’s impairment calculations, there was no need to reduce the goodwill of any cash-generating unit at the end of the financial period.

The company analysed credit risks related to trade receivables, as well as credit loss provisions, and concluded that there were enough provisions at the end of the financial period.


ORDER INTAKE AND ORDER BOOKS

Order intake for the period totalled EUR 1,019.6 (581.7) million, while period-end order books were valued at EUR 439.8 (174.9) million.


DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

The subsidiaries included in the Ponsse Group are Ponsse AB, Sweden; Ponsse AS, Norway; Ponssé S.A.S., France; Ponsse UK Ltd, the United Kingdom; Ponsse Machines Ireland Ltd, Ireland, Ponsse North America, Inc., the United States; Ponsse Latin America Ltda, Brazil; Ponsse Uruguay S.A., Uruguay; OOO Ponsse, Russia; Ponsse Asia-Pacific Ltd, Hong Kong; Ponsse China Ltd, China; Ponsse Chile SpA, Chile (as of 4 November 2021) and Epec Oy, Finland. The Group includes also the OOO Ponsse wholly-owned property company Ponsse Centre in Russia and Sunit Oy in Finland, which is Ponsse Plc’s associate with a holding of 34 per cent.


R&D AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

Group’s R&D expenses during the period under review totalled EUR 23.8 (21.3) million, of which EUR 9.2 (9.2) million was capitalised.

Capital expenditure totalled EUR 24.9 (20.3) 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 7 April 2021. 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 2020 financial period.

The AGM decided to pay a dividend of EUR 0.60 per share for 2020 (dividends totaling EUR 16,800,000). The dividend payment record date was 9 April 2021, and the dividends were paid on 16 April 2021.

Annual General Meeting authorised the Board of Directors to decide on the acquisition of treasury shares so that a maximum of 250,000 shares can be acquired in one or several instalments. 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 Helsinki (“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 to support the company’s growth strategy and for use in the company's potential corporate acquisitions or other arrangements. In addition, shares can be distributed to the company’s current shareholders, used for increasing shareholders’ ownership value 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 treasury shares.

The authorisation is valid until the next Annual General Meeting; however, no later than 30 June 2022. The previous authorisations are cancelled.

The AGM authorised the Board of Directors to decide on the assignment of treasury shares held by the company in one or more tranches for payment or without payment 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 the right to organise a special issue in deviation of the shareholders' subscription rights under the conditions prescribed by law.

The authorisation is used 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. A directed share issue may only be free of charge if there is a particularly weighty economic reason for this considering the company, taking into account the interests of the company and all of its shareholders.

The authorisation is valid until the next Annual General Meeting; however, no later than 30 June 2022. The previous authorisations are cancelled.

Annual General Meeting authorised the Board of Directors to decide on a directed share issue and to issue special rights entitling to shares as referred to in Section 10(1) of the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act, in one or more tranches, for payment or without a payment.

Based on the authorisation, a maximum of 200,000 shares can be issued, which is approximately 0.7 per cent of the current total number of shares in the company. Shares can be issued as part of the company’s share-based incentive plans. The Board of Directors will decide on all the terms and conditions for the granting of special rights entitling to shares in the share issue. Based on the authorisation, a derogation from the pre-emptive subscription right of shareholders (directed issue) may be granted for the special rights entitling to shares. A directed issue may only be free of charge if there is a particularly weighty economic reason for this considering the company, taking into account the interests of the company and all of its shareholders.

The authorisation is valid until the next Annual General Meeting, however no later than 30 June 2022.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE COMPANY’S AUDITORS

Jarmo Vidgrén acted as Chairman of the Board and Mammu Kaario as Vice Chairman of the Board. Members of the Board were Matti Kylävainio, Juha Vanhainen, Janne Vidgrén, Juha Vidgrén and Jukka Vidgrén.

The Board of Directors did not establish any committees or commissions from among its members.

The Board of Directors convened eleven times during the period under review. The attendance rate was 97.4 percent.

During the period under review, KPMG Oy Ab acted as the company auditor with Ari Eskelinen, 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; Petri Härkönen, Deputy CEO, CFO; Juha Inberg, Technology and R&D Director; Marko Mattila, Sales and Marketing Director; Tapio Mertanen, Service Director; Paula Oksman, HR Director; Miika Soininen, Director of IT and Digital Services and Tommi Väänänen, Director of Delivery Chain Process. The company management has regular management liability insurance.

The area director organisation of sales is led by Marko Mattila, the Group's sales and marketing director, and Tapio Mertanen, service director. Area directors report to Jussi Hentunen, Ponsse retail network manager. Managing directors of subsidiaries and Jussi Hentunen report to Marko Mattila, Ponsse Plc's sales and marketing director.

The geographical distribution and the responsible persons are presented below:
Northern Europe:
Jani Liukkonen (Finland),
Carl-Henrik Hammar (Sweden, Denmark and Norway) and
Tarmo Saks (the Baltic countries).

Central and Southern Europe:
Tuomo Moilanen (Germany and Austria),
Clément Puybaret (France),
Janne Tarvainen (Spain and Portugal),
Gary Glendinning (Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia until 28 February 2021; United Kingdom and Ireland),
Antti Räsänen (Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria starting 1 March 2021) and
Tarmo Saks (Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia).

Russia and Asia:
Jaakko Laurila (Russia and Belarus),
Janne Tarvainen (Australia and South Africa) and
Risto Kääriäinen (China and Japan).

North and South America:
Pekka Ruuskanen (the United States),
Eero Lukkarinen (Canada),
Fernando Campos (Brazil) and
Martin Toledo (Uruguay, Chile and Argentina).


PERSONNEL

The Group had an average staff of 1,954 (1,782) during the period and employed 2,072 (1,845) people at period-end.


SHARE PERFORMANCE

The company’s registered share capital consists of 28,000,000 shares. The trading volume of Ponsse Plc shares for 1 January – 31 December 2021 totalled 1,351,899, accounting for 4.8 per cent of the total number of shares. Share turnover amounted to EUR 54.4 million, with the period’s lowest and highest share prices amounting to EUR 29.15 and EUR 48.8, respectively.

At the end of the period, shares closed at EUR 42.20, and market capitalisation totalled EUR 1,181.6 million.

At the end of the period under review, the company held 227 treasury shares.


CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Ponsse Plc is committed to observing the following standards: ISO 9001 for quality management systems, ISO 14001 for environmental management systems, and ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety management systems. The purpose of management systems is to standardise our group’s operations and ensure our company’s continuous development.

Our management systems were audited by LRQA in 2021, and we also carried out a statutory compliance audit of our production. Internal audits mandated by our operating processes were carried out in the group according to the normal audit programme. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only select critical audits were performed in our supplier network.

Ponsse Uruguay S.A, part of Ponsse Group, has been ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 certified since 2020. Ponsse Latin America Ltda, our Brazilian subsidiary, was ISO 9001 certified in 2021. Ponsse’s Finnish subsidiary Epec Oy was awarded ISO 27001 certification for its information security management system in 2021. Epec develops and produces Ponsse data system solutions. Epec Oy also has the following certifications: ISO 9001 for quality management systems, ISO 14001 for environmental management systems, and ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety management systems.


SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Our management systems steer the implementation of Ponsse’s sustainable development principles and responsible leadership. At Ponsse, sustainable development means taking the economic, social and ecological points of view and the principles related to them equally into account in the company's operations.

According to the point of view of ecological sustainability we want to avoid and minimise the negative impacts of our products, services, operations and decisions on biodiversity, the ecosystem and sufficiency of natural resources.

We evaluate the lifetime environmental impacts of our products according to the life cycle assessment specified in ISO 14040. Our investments in minimising the fuel consumption and emissions of our products, as well as the damage they can cause to trees and the soil, and the continuous development of our service processes also influence the sustainability of our customers’ operations.

To maintain social sustainability, we ensure people's occupational health and safety, exercise equal and fair treatment, and support employment and the development of a skilled workforce.

In economical sustainability, we focus on profitability, cash flow from business operations, and growth to ensure our company’s financial performance in the long term. This brings stability and continuity to local communities and society all across our global field of operations.


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. 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.


NON-FINANCIAL INFORMATION REPORTING

The non-financial information reporting is available at the annual report, in section Corporate social responsibility and also 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 insecurity in the world economy may result in a decline in the demand for forest machines and the availability of components. The unexpectedly swift recovery of the world economy and rapid growth in demand have resulted in availability problems in certain component groups. The quick economic fluctuation may affect availability, but also cause rapid inflation in the component market. The uncertainty may also be increased by the volatility of developing countries’ foreign exchange markets. The geopolitical situation, in particular, will increase the uncertainty through financial market operations and sanctions. 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.

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are described in section “IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC” of this release.

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 partly mitigated through derivative contracts.


Accounting policies requiring consideration by management and crucial factors of uncertainty associated with estimates

Estimates and assumptions regarding the future have to be made during the preparation of the financial statements, and the outcome may differ from the estimates and assumptions. Group management utilises their best judgement when making decisions regarding accounting policies and their adoption. Estimates made when compiling the financial statements are based on the management’s best views on the closing date of the reporting period. The estimates are based on previous experience and assumptions about the future that are deemed the most likely on the balance sheet date.

Trade receivables
On the date of the financial statements, the Group recognises a credit loss on receivables for which no payment will probably be received according to its best judgement. The general model specified in IFRS 9 is applied when recognising provision for expected credit losses.

Inventories
On the date of the financial statements, the Group recognises impairment losses according to its best judgement. The assessment takes into account the age structure of the inventory and the likely selling price.

Change in guarantee provision
The guarantee provision is based on realised guarantee expenses and on failure history recorded in the previous years. In addition, company may prepare provision for possible individual warranty obligations, if needed.

Capitalisation of R&D expenditure
On the date of the financial statements, the Group assesses whether the new product is technically feasible, whether it can be commercially utilised and whether future economic benefits will be received from the product, which makes it possible to capitalise development expenditure arising from the design of new or advanced products on the balance sheet as intangible assets.

Accounting of configuration or customisation costs in a cloud computing arrangement
In April 2021, the IFRS Interpretations Committee published its final agenda decision on the accounting of configuration or customisation costs in a cloud computing arrangement (IAS 38 Intangible Assets). In this agenda decision, the Interpretations Committee determined when an intangible asset in relation to the configuration or customisation of application software can be recognized. IFRIC agenda decisions have no date when they enter into force, and they are expected to be applied as soon as possible.

Because the Group uses cloud computing arrangements, it has analysed the impact on the accounting principles applied to the deployment costs of cloud services. Based on this analysis, it was concluded that the IFRIC agenda decision has an impact on the earlier accounting treatment related to costs in cloud computing arrangements. As a result of the analysis, Group has expensed cloud computing related costs which clearly do not give rise to an intangible asset. This recognition has an EUR 0.2 million impact on the fourth quarter result. The analysis will be continued during 2022 for items under consideration recorded in advance payments (EUR 0.4 million) in order to confirm the final accounting treatment.


EVENTS AFTER THE PERIOD

Ponsse Group will be independently responsible for its sales, spare parts and maintenance services in the Czech Republic. On 4 February 2022, Ponsse signed a deed of sale, in which it agrees to purchase all shares in KŘENEK FOREST SERVICE s.r.o, its PONSSE forest machine and service dealer in the Czech Republic. The aim is that PONSSE services in the Czech Republic will transfer to Ponsse Group by 1 April 2022. The company will operate as a subsidiary wholly owned by Ponsse.


OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE

Group´s euro-denominated operating result in 2022 is estimated to be on a par with 2021.

Sustainable solutions to address the availability of parts and components, as well as increasing costs, are being sought in cooperation with the supplier network. High rate of infections caused by the covid-19 pandemic can cause significant challenges to supplier network and Ponsse’s own operations. The company will continue its enhanced cost control and careful investment execution.


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Ponsse Plc’s Annual General Meeting will be held on 7 April 2022, starting at 11:00 a.m. at the place and in a way to be announced later.
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ PROPOSAL FOR THE DISPOSAL OF PROFIT

The parent company Ponsse Plc had 185,322,440.64 euros of distributable funds on 31 December 2021.

The company’s Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of EUR 0.85 per share shall be paid for the year 2021. The company’s Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that a profit bonus of at most EUR 100 per person per working month be paid for 2021 to the personnel employed by the Group.


PONSSE GROUP

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (EUR 1,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS

IFRS

 

 

1-12/21

1-12/20

NET SALES

749,998

636,627

Increase (+)/decrease (-) in inventories of finished goods and work in progress

12,502

-6,424

Other operating income

 

3,573

3,521

Raw materials and services

 

-499,351

-418,400

Expenditure on employment-related benefits

-102,835

-85,726

Depreciation and amortisation

 

-25,251

-24,631

Other operating expenses

 

-63,615

-47,821

OPERATING RESULT

 

75,021

57,146

Share of results of associated companies

19

86

Financial income and expenses

 

-1,836

-17,671

RESULT BEFORE TAXES

73,204

39,561

Income taxes

 

-18,131

-7,277

NET RESULT FOR THE PERIOD

 

55,073

32,284

 

 

 

 

OTHER ITEMS INCLUDED IN TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE RESULT:

 

 

Translation differences related to foreign units

3,916

-968

 

 

 

 

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE RESULT FOR THE PERIOD

58,989

31,316

 

 

 

 

Diluted and undiluted earnings per share*

1.97

1.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS

IFRS

 

 

 

10-12/21

10-12/20

 

NET SALES

226,569

205,202

 

Increase (+)/decrease (-) in inventories of finished goods and work in progress

-8,406

-28,979

 

Other operating income

 

1,479

2,195

 

Raw materials and services

 

-142,209

-119,749

 

Expenditure on employment-related benefits

-30,510

-24,765

 

Depreciation and amortisation

 

-6,875

-5,895

 

Other operating expenses

 

-21,299

-14,301

 

OPERATING RESULT

 

18,748

13,708

 

Share of results of associated companies

-20

168

 

Financial income and expenses

 

-197

2,965

 

RESULT BEFORE TAXES

18,530

16,841

 

Income taxes

 

-2,670

796

 

NET RESULT FOR THE PERIOD

 

15,861

17,637

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ITEMS INCLUDED IN TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE RESULT:

 

 

 

Translation differences related to foreign units

490

-2,545

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE RESULT FOR THE PERIOD

16,350

15,092

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted and undiluted earnings per share*

0.57

0.63

 

 

 

 

 

 


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION (EUR 1,000)

 

 

 

 

IFRS

IFRS

ASSETS

31 Dec 21

31 Dec 20

NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

Intangible assets

42,087

36,709

Goodwill

3,801

3,808

Property, plant and equipment

112,127

112,183

Financial assets

373

371

Investments in associated companies

785

832

Non-current receivables

173

839

Deferred tax assets

3,360

3,076

TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS

162,706

157,818

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

Inventories

167,414

142,137

Trade receivables

43,394

35,384

Income tax receivables

938

1,849

Other current receivables

17,270

13,165

Cash and cash equivalents

120,900

123,611

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

349,916

316,146

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

512,622

473,964

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

Share capital

7,000

7,000

Other reserves

3,460

3,460

Translation differences

8,347

4,431

Treasury shares

-2

-2

Retained earnings

278,462

240,149

EQUITY OWNED BY PARENT COMPANY SHAREHOLDERS

297,267

255,038

 

 

 

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities

49,851

50,470

Deferred tax liabilities

967

1,137

Other non-current liabilities

87

41

TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

50,905

51,648

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities

4,945

64,055

Provisions

4,550

4,979

Tax liabilities for the period

901

1,312

Trade creditors and other current liabilities

154,054

96,932

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

164,450

167,278

 

 

 

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

512,622

473,964


 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (EUR 1,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS

IFRS

 

 

1-12/21

1-12/20

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

Net result for the period

 

55,073

32,284

Adjustments:

 

 

 

Financial income and expenses

 

1,836

17,671

Share of the result of associated companies

-19

-86

Depreciation and amortisation

 

25,251

24,631

Income taxes

 

18,131

7,277

Other adjustments

 

-1,016

-58

Cash flow before changes in working capital

99,256

81,719

 

 

 

 

Change in working capital:

 

 

 

Change in trade receivables and other receivables

-12,835

9,454

Change in inventories

 

-22,371

1,965

Change in trade creditors and other liabilities

57,525

-5,743

Change in provisions for liabilities and charges

-429

1,529

Interest received

 

190

97

Interest paid

 

-1,062

-1,068

Other financial items

 

279

-3,100

Income taxes paid

 

-18,126

-10,063

NET CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES (A)

102,429

74,790

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

Investments in tangible and intangible assets

-24,856

-20,270

Proceeds from sale of tangible and intangible assets

776

254

NET CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES (B)

-24,080

-20,016

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

Withdrawal/Repayment of current loans

-61,031

28,680

Withdrawal/Repayment of finance lease liabilities

-3,113

-1,268

Dividends paid

-16,800

-8,400

NET CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES (C)

-80,943

19,012

 

 

 

Change in cash and cash equivalents (A+B+C)

-2,594

73,786

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents on 1 Jan

 

123,611

48,704

Impact of exchange rate changes

-116

1,121

Cash and cash equivalents on 31 Dec

120,900

123,611



*) The company has made a retrospective change in comparison period between items Other adjustments, Income taxes paid and Change in trade creditors and other liabilities. The change had no effect on Net cash flows from operating activities (A).

 

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 2021

7,000

3,460

4,431

-2

240,149

255,038

Translation differences

 

 

3,916

 

 

3,916

Result for the period

 

 

 

 

55,073

55,073

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

3,916

 

55,073

58,989

Direct entries to retained earnings

 

 

 

 

7

7

Share Plan

 

 

 

 

33

33

Dividend distribution

 

 

 

 

-16,800

-16,800

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 31 DEC 2021

7,000

3,460

8,347

-2

278,462

297,267

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY   1 JAN 2020

7,000

3,460

5,399

-2

216,264

232,121

Translation differences

 

 

-968

 

 

-968

Result for the period

 

 

 

 

32,284

32,284

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

-968

 

32,284

31,316

Dividend distribution

 

 

 

 

-8,400

-8,400

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 31 DEC 2020

7,000

3,460

4,431

-2

240,149

255,038

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

31 Dec 21

31 Dec 20

1. LEASING COMMITMENTS (EUR 1,000)

751

595


2. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (EUR 1,000)

31 Dec 21

31 Dec 20

Guarantees given on behalf of others

 

20

20

Responsibility of checking the VAT deductions made on real property investments

 

7,272

7,863

Other commitments

 

112

14

TOTAL

 

7,404

7,897


3. PROVISIONS (EUR 1,000)

 

Guarantee provision

1 January 2021

 

 

4,979

Provisions added

 

 

956

Provisions cancelled

 

 

-1,384

31 December 2021

 

 

4,550

 

 

 

 



KEY FIGURES AND RATIOS

 

 

31 Dec 21

31 Dec 20

R&D expenditure, MEUR

 

23.8

21.3

Capital expenditure, MEUR

 

24.9

20.3

as % of net sales

 

 

3.3

3.2

Average number of employees

 

 

1,954

1,782

Order books, MEUR

 

 

439.8

174.9

Equity ratio, %

 

 

60.7

54.3

Diluted and undiluted earnings per share (EUR)

 

1.97

1.15

Equity per share (EUR)

 

 

10.62

9.11



FORMULAE FOR FINANCIAL INDICATORS

Return on capital employed, %:
Result before taxes + 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.

Net gearing, %:
Interest-bearing financial liabilities – cash and cash equivalents
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Shareholders’ equity * 100

Equity ratio, %:
Shareholders’ equity + Non-controlling interests
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Balance sheet total - advance payments received * 100

Earnings per share:
Net result for the period - Non-controlling interests
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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)

 

1-12/21

1-12/20

Ponsse Group

 

1,019.6

581.7



The stock exchange release for the annual financial statements has been prepared observing the recognition and valuation principles of IFRS, and 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 2020.

The above figures have not 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, 22 February 2022

PONSSE PLC


Juho Nummela
President and CEO


FURTHER INFORMATION
Juho Nummela, President and CEO, tel. +358 400 495 690
Petri Härkönen, CFO, tel. +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.
 

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