Cargotec Oyj : Cargotec's January-March 2013 interim report: Orders grew. Low sales weakened operating profit.

Cargotec Oyj : Cargotec's January-March 2013 interim report: Orders grew. Low
                       sales weakened operating profit.


January-March 2013 in brief

  *Orders received grew 7 percent and totalled EUR 791 (737) million.

  *Order book amounted to EUR 2,203 (31 Dec 2012: 2,021) million at the end
    of the period.

  *Sales fell 14 percent to EUR 679 (793) million.

  *Operating profit excluding restructuring costs was EUR 15.0 (37.5)
    million, representing 2.2 (4.7) percent of sales.

  *Operating profit was EUR 13.1 (37.5) million, representing 1.9 (4.7)
    percent of sales.

  *Cash flow from operations before financial items and taxes totalled EUR
    21.2 (-2.2) million.

  *Net income for the period amounted to EUR 6.4 (26.2) million.

  *Earnings per share was EUR 0.10 (0.42).

Outlook for 2013 unchanged
Cargotec's sales are expected to be slightly below 2012 and operating profit
excluding restructuring costs to be at 2012 level. Positive impact of
efficiency improvement measures implemented will be weighted on the second
half of the year.

Cargotec's key figures

MEUR                       Q1/13  Q1/12 Change   2012
Orders received              791    737     7%  3,058
Order book, end of period  2,203  2,342    -6%  2,021
Sales                        679    793   -14%  3,327
Operating profit*           15.0   37.5   -60%  157.5
Operating profit, %*         2.2    4.7           4.7
Operating profit            13.1   37.5   -65%  131.4
Operating profit, %          1.9    4.7           3.9
Income before taxes         10.8   34.7         122.5
Cash flow from operations   21.2   -2.2          97.1
Net income for the period    6.4   26.2          89.5
Earnings per share, EUR     0.10   0.42          1.45
Net debt, end of period      506    389           478
Gearing, %                  42.0   34.1          39.2
Personnel, end of period  10,015 10,486        10,294

* excluding restructuring costs

Cargotec's President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen:
In terms of order book development, the markets began the year on a positive
note: we are satisfied with our growth in orders of seven percent. In
MacGregor, with the merchant shipping markets remaining subdued, orders
chiefly comprised marine cargo handling equipment for RoRo vessels and
offshore support vessels. Orders also developed favourably for Kalmar, but
those for Hiab fell somewhat compared to the rather high figure recorded for
the comparison period in the previous year.

Sales fell by 14 percent, mainly due to low delivery volumes by MacGregor, as
customers delayed their receipt of deliveries. Low delivery volumes reduced
MacGregor's profitability. However, we foresee higher sales in the forthcoming
quarters. At Kalmar and Hiab, much work remains to be done before we can
achieve a satisfactory profit level. In general, we cannot rest content with
our profit level for the first quarter; we continue determined measures aimed
at improving our profitability.

Press conference for analysts and media
A press conference for analysts and media, combined with a live international
telephone conference, will be arranged on the publishing day at 10:00 a.m.
EEST at Cargotec's head office, Porkkalankatu 5, Helsinki. The event will be
held in English. The report will be presented by President and CEO Mika
Vehviläinen and Executive Vice President, CFO Eeva Sipilä. The presentation
material will be available at by 10:00 a.m. EEST.

The telephone conference, during which questions may be presented, can be
accessed using the following numbers ten minutes before the beginning of the
event: US callers +1334323 6201, non-US callers +44207162 0025, access
code Cargotec/930661.

The event can also be viewed as a live webcast at An
on-demand version of the conference will be published at Cargotec's website
later during the day.

A replay of the conference call will be available until midnight 28 April 2013
in the following numbers: US callers +1954334 0342, non-US callers
+44207031 4064, access code 930661.

For further information, please contact:
Eeva Sipilä, Executive Vice President and CFO, tel. +358 20777 4104
Paula Liimatta, Director, Investor Relations, tel. +358 20 777 4084

Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea - wherever
cargo is on the move. Cargotec's brands MacGregor, Kalmar and Hiab are
recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world.
Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers
extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable
performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.3 billion in 2012
and it employs approximately 10,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are
quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV.

Interim report, pdf


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