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Cargotec’s interim report January–September 2022: Strong performance continued in core businesses

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, INTERIM REPORT JANUARY–SEPTEMBER 2022, 26 OCTOBER 2022 AT 1:30 PM EEST

Cargotec’s interim report January–September 2022: Strong performance continued in core businesses

- All-time high comparable operating profit
- Orders received increased in all business areas
- Supply chain challenges and market uncertainties are expected to continue
- Outlook for 2022 specified

July–September 2022 in brief: Eco portfolio sales nearly doubled

  • Orders received increased by 16 percent and totalled EUR 1,147 (985) million.
  • Order book amounted to EUR 3,732 (31 Dec 2021: 2,847) million at the end of the period.
  • Sales increased by 27 percent and totalled EUR 1,041 (822) million.
  • Service sales increased by 22 percent and totalled EUR 323 (264) million.
  • Service sales represented 31 (32) percent of consolidated sales.
  • Eco portfolio sales increased by 97 percent and totalled EUR 276 (140) million.
  • Eco portfolio sales represented 27 (17) percent of consolidated sales.
  • Operating profit was EUR 50 (278) million, representing 4.8 (33.8) percent of sales. The operating profit includes items affecting comparability worth EUR -43 (213) million. The decrease in the operating profit is mainly due to the sales gain of the Navis software business divestment.
  • Comparable operating profit increased by 43 percent and amounted to EUR 93 (65) million, representing 8.9 (7.9) percent of sales.
  • Cash flow from operations before financial items and taxes totalled EUR 116 (45) million.
  • Net income for the period amounted to EUR 29 (219) million.
  • Earnings per share was EUR 0.45 (3.40).

January–September 2022 in brief: Order book at record level

  • Orders received increased by 9 percent and totalled EUR 3,672 (3,377) million.
  • Order book amounted to EUR 3,732 (31 Dec 2021: 2,847) million at the end of the period.
  • Sales increased by 19 percent and totalled EUR 2,850 (2,405) million.
  • Service sales increased by 16 percent and totalled EUR 910 (787) million.
  • Service sales represented 32 (33) percent of consolidated sales.
  • Eco portfolio sales increased by 51 percent and totalled EUR 696 (460) million.
  • Eco portfolio sales represented 24 (19) percent of consolidated sales.
  • Operating profit was EUR 135 (347) million, representing 4.7 (14.4) percent of sales. The operating profit includes items affecting comparability worth EUR -109 (161) million.
  • Comparable operating profit increased by 31 percent and amounted to EUR 243 (186) million, representing 8.5 (7.7) percent of sales.
  • Cash flow from operations before financial items and taxes totalled EUR 84 (110) million.
  • Net income for the period amounted to EUR 91 (255) million.
  • Earnings per share was EUR 1.41 (3.95).

Outlook for 2022 specified
Cargotec expects its comparable operating profit for 2022 to improve by EUR 88–118 million from 2021 (from EUR 232 million to EUR 320–350 million).

In its outlook reiterated on 20 July 2022, Cargotec expected its comparable operating profit for 2022 to improve from 2021 (EUR 232 million).

Cargotec’s key figures

MEURQ3/22Q3/21ChangeQ1-Q3/22Q1-Q3/21Change2021
Orders received1,14798516%3,6723,3779%4,427
Service orders received32527120%94185410%1,162
Order book, end of period3,7322,69638%3,7322,69638%2,847
Sales1,04182227%2,8502,40519%3,315
Service sales32326422%91078716%1,076
Service sales, % of sales31%32% 32%33% 32%
Eco portfolio sales27614097%69646051%626
Eco portfolio sales, % of sales27%17% 24%19% 19%
Operating profit50.0278.2-82%134.9347.5-61%355.7
Operating profit, %4.8%33.8% 4.7%14.4% 10.7%
Comparable operating profit92.764.843%243.5186.031%231.5
Comparable operating profit, %8.9%7.9% 8.5%7.7% 7.0%
Income before taxes43.2272.6-84%119.6328.4-64%333.1
Cash flow from operations before financing items and taxes116.145.3> 100%84.0109.6-23%169.3
Net income for the period28.9219.5-87%90.8254.9-64%246.7
Earnings per share, EUR0.453.40-87%1.413.95-64%3.82
Interest-bearing net debt, end of period4814653%4814653%414
Gearing, %30.3%30.6% 30.3%30.6% 26.8%
Interest-bearing net debt / EBITDA*1.81.0 1.81.0 0.9
Return on capital employed (ROCE), last 12 months, %5.8%14.3% 5.8%14.3% 14.5%
Personnel, end of period11,52510,8686%11,52510,8686%11,174

* Last 12 months’ EBITDA

In the calculation of the balance sheet related key figures, the assets held for sale and liabilities related to assets held for sale are included in the applicable account groups, even though in the balance sheet they are presented on one row.

Cargotec’s CEO Mika Vehviläinen: Yet another record quarter, determined steps in executing our refocused strategy
The performance of the core businesses of our refocused strategy, Hiab and new Kalmar, continued to be strong also in the third quarter. Following this, we made record results in comparable operating profit, order book, sales and services sales. I am particularly pleased that the comparable operating profit margin of the core businesses was about 11 percent when the reported comparable operating profit margin was slightly below 9.

Our third quarter comparable operating profit was an all-time high, and the combined comparable operating profit for the three first quarters was as much as EUR 12 million higher than the whole of last year. We are therefore specifying our outlook for the rest of the year: we expect the comparable operating profit for 2022 to improve to EUR 320–350 million from EUR 232 million in 2021.

Orders received increased in all businesses. Our order book reached yet another record, increasing by 38 percent from the comparison period and 4 percent from the previous quarter. Component shortages, delays in truck deliveries as well as global logistics challenges still limited our ability to fully respond to demand, but we managed to increase our sales by 27 percent from the comparison period. The general cost increases are affecting us as well but we have mostly been able to transfer the increased costs to our prices.

The performance of our service business during the third quarter was excellent. Sales was at an all-time high level and service orders received increased by 20 percent from the comparison period. The utilisation of our connected equipment remained on a high level and supported spare parts sales which, among other things, explains the good development.

We have been executing our refocused strategy now for six months. Going forward, we will focus on sustainability and profitable growth in Hiab and in Kalmar mobile equipment and exit from Kalmar’s heavy cranes business. We announced in July that Kalmar is planning to transfer heavy cranes related intellectual properties and assets to Rainbow Industries Co. Ltd. in China. The process is at its final stages with the transfer of the last assets presently ongoing.

In accordance with our strategy, we have also evaluated our operating model for it to serve the refocused company in the best possible way. Based on the evaluation, we will increase the independence of our business areas even further. As an example, tasks related to sourcing and information management are planned to be transferred from the group level to businesses. Cargotec’s centralised work in the field of digitalisation has been successful. As per our new operating model, this work transfers to business areas in its entirety. Increasing the independence of the business areas speeds up decision-making and our operational capabilities, and improves our customer centricity even further.

In March, we announced the evaluation of strategic options of MacGregor including also a potential sale of the business. The evaluation is still ongoing.

Our investments in developing sustainable offering are producing results. Our eco portfolio sales almost doubled from the comparison period, constituting 27 percent of the consolidated sales. The number of orders for Kalmar’s hybrid straddle and shuttle carriers has exceeded 500 worldwide. When comparing these hybrid devices to conventional ones, more than 400,000 tonne CO2 emission reductions are achieved over the life cycle, which corresponds to annual emissions of 174,000 passenger cars. We continue our strong investments in product development. As an example, during the quarter Hiab introduced the world's first hooklift made mostly from fossil-free steel.

Cargotec’s Capital Markets Day will be held on 15 November with the possibility to attend both on location in Helsinki, Finland, as well as online. The event focuses on our refocused strategy, core businesses Hiab and Kalmar as well as future shareholder potential. We welcome the analysts and investors to hear and discuss Cargotec’s business now and in the future.

Reporting segments’ key figures

Orders received

MEURQ3/22Q3/21ChangeQ1-Q3/22Q1-Q3/21Change2021
Kalmar47042112%1,5371,550-1%2,063
Hiab4253967%1,4301,3298%1,713
MacGregor25216850%70649942%652
Internal orders00 00 0
Total1,14798516%3,6723,3779%4,427

Order book

MEUR    30 Sep 202231 Dec 2021Change
Kalmar1,5691,30220%
Hiab1,30198532%
MacGregor86156054%
Internal order book10 
Total    3,7322,84731%

Sales

MEURQ3/22Q3/21ChangeQ1-Q3/22Q1-Q3/21Change2021
Kalmar52637740%1,3251,08222%1,512
Hiab37830923%1,12291223%1,250
MacGregor1371370%403412-2%553
Internal sales00 -1-1 -1
Total1,04182227%2,8502,40519%3,315

Operating profit

MEURQ3/22Q3/21ChangeQ1-Q3/22Q1-Q3/21Change2021
Kalmar39.2265.8-85%75.1311.9-76%344.5
Hiab49.637.632%155.7110.841%144.7
MacGregor-25.81.0< -100%-46.5-7.9< -100%-40.0
Corporate administration and support functions-13.1-26.250%-49.4-67.327%-93.5
Total50.0278.2-82%134.9347.5-61%355.7

Comparable operating profit

MEURQ3/22Q3/21ChangeQ1-Q3/22Q1-Q3/21Change2021
Kalmar50.830.069%120.683.644%120.1
Hiab50.141.720%161.9125.929%166.3
MacGregor2.72.57%-4.68.9< -100%-14.7
Corporate administration and support functions-10.8-9.4-15%-34.5-32.4-7%-40.1
Total92.764.843%243.5186.031%231.5

Telephone conference for analysts, investors and media
A live international telephone conference for analysts, investors and media will be arranged on the publishing day at 3:00 p.m. EEST. The event will be held in English. The report will be presented by CEO Mika Vehviläinen and CFO Mikko Puolakka. The presentation material will be available at www.cargotec.com by the latest 2:30 p.m. EEST.

The telephone conference, during which questions may be presented, can be accessed with code 4693576# by calling one of the following numbers:

  • Finland: +358 9 2319 5437
  • France: +33 (0) 1 7037 7166
  • Germany: +49 (0) 30 3001 90612
  • Singapore: +65 6494 8889
  • Sweden: +46 (0) 8 505 20424
  • Switzerland: +41 (0) 43 456 9986
  • United Kingdom: +44 (0) 33 0551 0200
  • USA: +1 212 999 6659

The event can also be viewed as a live webcast at https://cargotec.videosync.fi/2022-q3. The conference call will be recorded and an on-demand version of the conference will be published at Cargotec’s website later during the day.
Note that by dialling to the conference call, the participant agrees that personal information such as name and company name will be collected.

For further information, please contact:
Mikko Puolakka, CFO, tel. +358 20 777 4105
Aki Vesikallio, Vice President, Investor Relations, tel. +358 40 729 1670

Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec has signed the United Nations Global Compact Business Ambition for 1.5°C. The company's sales in 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people. www.cargotec.com