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Ponsse's Interim Report for 1 January - 30 September 2021


– Net sales amounted to EUR 523.4 (Q1-Q3/2020 431.4) million.

– Q3 net sales amounted to EUR 172.6 (Q3/2020 155.0) million.

– Operating result totalled EUR 56.3 (Q1-Q3/2020 43.4) million, equalling 10.8 (10.1) per cent of net sales.

– Q3 operating result totalled EUR 20.0 (Q3/2020 21.6) million, equalling 11.6 (13.9) per cent of net sales.

– Profit before taxes was EUR 54.7 (Q1-Q3/2020 22.7) million.

– Cash flow from business operations was EUR 50.1 (15.6) million.

– Earnings per share were EUR 1.40 (0.52).

– Equity ratio was 61.8 (47.5) per cent.

– Order books stood at EUR 402.3 (178.5) million.

– Profit guidance, updated on 13 October 2021: Group´s euro-denominated operating result in 2021 is estimated to be significantly higher than in 2020. Earlier result guidance estimated that Group´s euro-denominated operating result in 2021 would be slightly higher than in 2020.


PRESIDENT AND CEO JUHO NUMMELA:

Demand for PONSSE forest machines remained excellent during the third quarter. The good work situation of our customers was reflected positively in all our business areas, and strong growth continued. Ponsse’s order flow during the third quarter totalled EUR 219.5 million, increasing our order books to a record-high level of EUR 402.3 million. While the availability of components remained very challenging, we were ultimately able to manufacture all PONSSE forest machines in our production programme. The quarter was an excellent success in terms of growth, profitability and cash flows.

Currently, Russia, Northern Europe and the Americas are showing the highest demand. In practice, all our market areas are growing well. Our maintenance services continued their very strong growth, and demand for trade-in machines has been high. Our cash flow was very strong during the third quarter.

The availability of parts and components continues to be a challenge due to high demand for machine and equipment manufacturing. The availability of components decreased during the quarter, with the largest challenges being associated with products in the semiconductor industry and the availability of hydraulic components. The imbalance between demand and supply has an impact not only through lower availability, but also through rising costs. What makes this challenging for Ponsse is that these increased costs cannot be wholly transferred directly to our customers. This is affected by the far-reaching order books in our production, the pricing of already agreed machine deals and our customers’ challenges in their business operations amidst increasing harvesting costs. We are constantly seeking sustainable solutions with our suppliers to curb price increases. Ponsse has performed well considering the situation, thanks to our competent personnel and excellent supplier relationships.

The availability of parts and components will also be a challenge during this quarter. We are doing everything we can to improve the situation with our supplier network. Where profitability is concerned, the situation is challenging. The development of productivity supports our profitability, while the increase in material costs reduces the gross profit margin. At the same time, business costs are increasing. Our result will increase significantly from the comparison period, but we still have work to do in terms of our relative profitability.

Ponsse’s personnel have worked remotely since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, with the exception of our production, sales and maintenance service personnel. Office employees at our Vieremä factory will continue to work remotely to protect the continuity of our production. We will also observe special caution in our other locations to prevent coronavirus infections. It is vital to keep our personnel healthy and serve our customers at full efficiency.


NET SALES

Consolidated net sales for the period under review amounted to EUR 523.4 (431.4) million, which is 21.3 per cent more than in the comparison period. International business operations accounted for 80.1 (77.7) per cent of net sales.

Net sales were regionally distributed as follows: Northern Europe 33.6 (42.2) per cent, Central and Southern Europe 19.2 (24.1) per cent, Russia and Asia 20.3 (12.4) per cent, North and South America 26.4 (20.8) per cent and other countries 0.5 (0.5) per cent.


PROFIT PERFORMANCE

The operating result amounted to EUR 56.3 (43.4) million. The operating result equalled 10.8 (10.1) per cent of net sales for the period under review. Consolidated return on capital employed (ROCE) stood at 21.1 (9.3) per cent.

Staff costs for the period totalled EUR 72.3 (61.0) million. Other operating expenses stood at EUR 42.3 (33.5) million. The net total of financial income and expenses amounted to EUR -1.6 (-20.7) million. Exchange rate gains and losses with a net effect of EUR -1.0 (-18.7) million were recognised under financial items for the period. The parent company’s receivables from subsidiaries stood at EUR 59.5 (109.2) 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.

The effective tax rate for the period under review is affected by a tax expense posted in full of Ponsse Latin America related to the valuation of a parent company net investment posted by the group in the financial statements 2020 and completed by the subsidiary in the period under review. The finality of the tax expense will be decided by the authorities. The parent company’s receivables from subsidiaries mainly consist of trade receivables. The unposted tax assets of unrealised exchange rate losses for unhedged items related to the trade receivables’ valuation impacted the group’s effective tax rate for the comparison period.

Result for the period under review totalled EUR 39.2 (14.6) million. Diluted and undiluted earnings per share (EPS) came to EUR 1.40 (0.52).


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 479.4 (511.7) million. Inventories stood at EUR 172.3 (172.5) million. Trade receivables totalled EUR 49.3 (47.3) million, while cash and cash equivalents stood at EUR 75.5 (123.3) million. Group shareholders’ equity stood at EUR 280.9 (239.9) million and parent company shareholders’ equity (FAS) at EUR 226.1 (228.1) million. The amount of interest-bearing liabilities was EUR 54.2 (161.8) 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 -21.3 (38.5) million, and the debt-equity ratio (net gearing) was -7.6 (16.0) per cent. The equity ratio stood at 61.8 (47.5) per cent at the end of the period under review.

Cash flow from operating activities amounted to EUR 50.1 (15.6) million. Cash flow from investment activities came to EUR -18.0 (-12.2) 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. The company will continue its enhanced cost control and careful execution of investments going forward.

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.


ORDER INTAKE AND ORDER BOOKS

Order intake for the period totalled EUR 755.2 (378.6) million, while period-end order books were valued at EUR 402.3 (178.5) 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 and Epec Oy, Finland. The Group includes also the property company Ponsse Centre, Russia. Sunit Oy, Finland, is an associate in which Ponsse Plc has a holding of 34 per cent.


R&D AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

Group’s R&D expenses during the period under review totalled EUR 16.7 (15.2) million, of which EUR 5.7 (6.0) million was capitalised.

Capital expenditure totalled EUR 18.3 (12.3) million. It consisted in addition to capitalised R&D expenses of investments in buildings and ordinary maintenance and replacement investments for machinery and equipment.


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 (United Kingdom and Ireland),
Antti Räsänen (Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bulgaria) 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 1,924 (1,768) during the period and employed 1,966 (1,759) 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 – 30 September 2021 totalled 990,128, accounting for 3.5 per cent of the total number of shares. Share turnover amounted to EUR 38.7 million, with the period’s lowest and highest share prices amounting to EUR 29.15 and EUR 45.85, respectively.

At the end of the period, shares closed at EUR 39.85, and market capitalisation totalled EUR 1,115.8 million.

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


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

A separate release was issued on 7 April 2021 regarding the authorizations given to the Board of Directors and other resolutions at the AGM.


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.


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.


OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE

Group´s euro-denominated operating result in 2021 is estimated to be significantly higher than in 2020.

The impact of the covid-19 pandemic on Ponsse’s business, financial standing, operational performance and liquidity is constantly monitored.

Sustainable solutions to address the availability of parts and components, as well as increasing costs, are being sought in cooperation with the supplier network. The company will continue its enhanced cost control and careful investment execution.

 

PONSSE GROUP

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (EUR 1,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS

IFRS

IFRS

 

 

1-9/21

1-9/20

1-12/20

NET SALES

523,430

431,425

636,627

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

20,908

22,555

-6,424

Other operating income

 

2,094

1,326

3,521

Raw materials and services

 

-357,141

-298,650

-418,400

Expenditure on employment-related benefits

-72,325

-60,960

-85,726

Depreciation and amortisation

 

-18,376

-18,736

-24,631

Other operating expenses

 

-42,316

-33,521

-47,821

OPERATING RESULT

 

56,273

43,438

57,146

Share of results of associated companies

39

-81

86

Financial income and expenses

 

-1,639

-20,636

-17,671

RESULT BEFORE TAXES

54,674

22,721

39,561

Income taxes

 

-15,461

-8,073

-7,277

NET RESULT FOR THE PERIOD

 

39,213

14,648

32,284

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ITEMS INCLUDED IN TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE RESULT:

 

 

 

Translation differences related to foreign units

3,426

1,576

-968

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE RESULT FOR THE PERIOD

42,639

16,224

31,316

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted and undiluted earnings per share*

1.40

0.52

1.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS

IFRS

 

 

 

7-9/21

7-9/20

 

NET SALES

172,638

155,016

 

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

-2,378

4,978

 

Other operating income

 

905

398

 

Raw materials and services

 

-109,654

-104,462

 

Expenditure on employment-related benefits

-20,917

-18,110

 

Depreciation and amortisation

 

-6,337

-6,738

 

Other operating expenses

 

-14,269

-9,481

 

OPERATING RESULT

 

19,988

21,602

 

Share of results of associated companies

5

-21

 

Financial income and expenses

 

-1,215

-5,872

 

RESULT BEFORE TAXES

18,778

15,710

 

Income taxes

 

-4,351

-4,010

 

NET RESULT FOR THE PERIOD

 

14,426

11,700

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ITEMS INCLUDED IN TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE RESULT:

 

 

 

Translation differences related to foreign units

401

-1,217

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE RESULT FOR THE PERIOD

14,828

10,484

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted and undiluted earnings per share*

0.52

0.42

 

 

 

 

 

 


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION (EUR 1,000)

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS

IFRS

IFRS

ASSETS

30 Sep 21

30 Sep 20

31 Dec 20

NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

Intangible assets

40,939

34,276

36,709

Goodwill

3,804

3,790

3,808

Property, plant and equipment

111,645

109,211

112,183

Financial assets

372

370

371

Investments in associated companies

805

665

832

Non-current receivables

780

1,245

839

Deferred tax assets

4,104

3,780

3,076

TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS

162,449

153,335

157,818

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

Inventories

172,257

172,463

142,137

Trade receivables

49,309

47,101

35,384

Income tax receivables

1,933

184

1,849

Other current receivables

17,989

15,283

13,165

Cash and cash equivalents

75,499

123,286

123,611

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

316,987

358,318

316,146

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

479,436

511,653

473,964

 

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

Share capital

7,000

7,000

7,000

Other reserves

3,460

3,460

3,460

Translation differences

7,857

6,976

4,431

Treasury shares

-2

-2

-2

Retained earnings

262,583

222,512

240,149

EQUITY OWNED BY PARENT COMPANY SHAREHOLDERS

280,898

239,946

255,038

 

 

 

 

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities

50,642

48,356

50,470

Deferred tax liabilities

807

1,138

1,137

Other non-current liabilities

90

39

41

TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

51,539

49,534

51,648

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

Interest-bearing liabilities

3,579

113,446

64,055

Provisions

4,421

4,623

4,979

Tax liabilities for the period

2,950

3,754

1,312

Trade creditors and other current liabilities

136,049

100,350

96,932

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

146,999

222,173

167,278

 

 

 

 

TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

479,436

511,653

473,964


 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (EUR 1,000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS

IFRS

IFRS

 

 

1-9/21

1-9/20

1-12/20

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Net result for the period

 

39,213

14,648

32,284

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

Financial income and expenses

 

1,639

20,636

17,671

Share of the result of associated companies

-39

81

-86

Depreciation and amortisation

 

18,376

18,736

24,631

Income taxes

 

15,461

8,073

7,277

Other adjustments

 

1,540

369

-58

Cash flow before changes in working capital

76,189

62,543

81,719

 

 

 

 

 

Change in working capital:

 

 

 

 

Change in trade receivables and other receivables

-18,086

-5,996

9,454

Change in inventories

 

-27,194

-29,648

1,965

Change in trade creditors and other liabilities

37,177

-2,324

-5,743

Change in provisions for liabilities and charges

-558

1,173

1,529

Interest received

 

110

72

97

Interest paid

 

-808

-719

-1,068

Other financial items

 

-1,426

-1,957

-3,100

Income taxes paid

 

-15,286

-7,547

-10,063

NET CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES (A)

50,118

15,596

74,790

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Investments in tangible and intangible assets

-18,336

-12,349

-20,270

Proceeds from sale of tangible and intangible assets

332

114

254

NET CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES (B)

-18,004

-12,235

-20,016

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Withdrawal/Repayment of current loans

-60,636

80,219

28,680

Withdrawal/Repayment of finance lease liabilities

-2,248

-1,943

-1,268

Dividends paid

-16,800

-8,400

-8,400

NET CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES (C)

-79,684

69,877

19,012

 

 

 

 

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

-47,570

73,238

73,786

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents on 1 Jan

 

123,611

48,704

48,704

Impact of exchange rate changes

-542

1,344

1,121

Cash and cash equivalents on 30 Sep/31 Dec

75,499

123,286

123,611



*) The company changed over to presenting the change in non-current receivables included in the cash flow statement under item change in trade receivables and other receivables. As a result, previously reported cash flows have been adjusted to allow comparability. The previously reported cash flow from business operations was EUR 15.5 million in the half-year report for 1 January – 30 September 2020. In addition, the company has made a retrospective change 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

 

 

3,426

 

 

3,426

Result for the period

 

 

 

 

39,213

39,213

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

3,426

 

39,213

42,639

Direct entries to retained earnings

 

 

 

 

3

3

Share Plan

 

 

 

 

18

18

Dividend distribution

 

 

 

 

-16,800

-16,800

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 30 SEP 2021

7,000

3,460

7,857

-2

262,583

280,898

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY   1 JAN 2020

7,000

3,460

5,400

-2

216,264

232,121

Translation differences

 

 

1,576

 

 

1,576

Result for the period

 

 

 

 

14,648

14,648

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

1,576

 

14,648

16,224

Dividend distribution

 

 

 

 

-8,399

-8,399

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 30 SEP 2020

7,000

3,460

6,976

-2

222,513

239,946

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

30 Sep 21

30 Sep 20

31 Dec 20

1. LEASING COMMITMENTS (EUR 1,000)

731

635

595


2. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (EUR 1,000)

30 Sep 21

30 Sep 20

31 Dec 20

Guarantees given on behalf of others

 

20

0

20

Responsibility of checking the VAT deductions made on real property investments

 

6,958

8,018

7,863

Other commitments

 

56

16

14

TOTAL

 

7,034

8,034

7,897


3. PROVISIONS (EUR 1,000)

 

Guarantee provision

1 January 2021

 

 

4,979

Provisions added

 

 

776

Provisions cancelled

 

 

-1,334

30 September 2021

 

 

4,421

 

 

 

 



KEY FIGURES AND RATIOS

 

 

30 Sep 21

30 Sep 20

31 Dec 20

R&D expenditure, MEUR

 

16.7

15.2

21.3

Capital expenditure, MEUR

 

18.3

12.3

20.3

as % of net sales

 

 

3.5

2.9

3.2

Average number of employees

 

 

1,924

1,768

1,782

Order books, MEUR

 

 

402.3

178.5

174.9

Equity ratio, %

 

 

61.8

47.5

54.3

Diluted and undiluted earnings per share (EUR)

 

1.40

0.52

1.15

Equity per share (EUR)

 

 

10.03

8.57

9.11



FORMULAE FOR FINANCIAL INDICATORS

Return on capital employed, %:
Result before taxes + financial expenses
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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)

 

1-9/21

1-9/20

1-12/20

Ponsse Group

 

755.2

378.6

581.7



The stock exchange release for the interim report has been prepared observing the recognition and valuation principles of IFRS, and the requirements of IAS 34 have not 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.

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 whether customers recognise an intangible asset in relation to the configuration or customisation of application software by applying the IAS 38 standard and, if no intangible asset is recognised, how customers account for the configuration or customisation costs in question. 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 started to analyse whether this agenda decision has any impact on the accounting principles applied to the deployment costs of cloud services. The Group will conduct this analysis during the autumn of 2021, and any impact will be taken retroactively into account no later than in the 2021 financial statements.

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, 26 October 2021

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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