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May 04, 2015 10:50 PM ET

Paper and Forest Products

Company Overview of Metsä Group

Company Overview

Metsä Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides tissue and cooking papers, fresh forest fiber paperboards, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. It operates in five segments: Wood Supply and Forest Services, Wood Products Industry, Pulp Industry, Paperboard and Paper Industry, and Tissue and Cooking Papers. The company offers wood and forest energy services; wood products for construction, industry, and distributor partners; and bleached softwood and birch pulp under the Botnia brand for the production of tissue papers, magazine, and specialty papers and packaging boards. It also provides folding boxboards and forest fiber linerboards for the consumer and retail pac...

Revontulenpuisto 2

Espoo,  02100

Finland

10,410 Employees

Phone:

358 10 4601

Fax:

358 10 465 4400

Key Executives for Metsä Group

Deputy Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 58
Group Chief Financial Officer
Age: 48
Executive Vice President of Strategy and Acting Chief Executive Officer of Metsatissue
Age: 59
Chief Executive Officer of Metsa Board Oyj
Age: 54
Chief Executive Officer of Metsä Fibre Oy
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Metsä Group Key Developments

Metsä Group Reports Consolidated and Parent Company Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Sales Guidance for the First Quarter of 2015 and Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Metsä Group reported consolidated and parent company earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the parent company reported sales of €1,702.7 million compared to €1,676.6 million, operating results of €26.5 million compared to €14.2 million, result before extraordinary items of €67.0 million compared to €49.8 million, result before appropriations and taxes of €68.7 million compared to €49.8 million, surplus for the period of €65.1 million compared to €48.1 million, cash flow from operating activities of €3.6 million compared to €119.3 million and investments in tangible assets of €16.5 million compared to €49.7 million for the last year. For the year, on consolidated basis, the company reported sales of €4,970.3 million compared to €4,938.7 million, operating results of €416.9 million compared to €335.0 million, result before taxes of €329.9 million compared to €223.8 million, results attributable to member of parent company of €156.5 million compared to €109.2 million, net cash flow from operating activities of €617.3 million compared to €315.3 million and investments in tangible and intangible assets of €143.0 million compared to €213.5 million for the last year. The company expected sales for the first quarter of 2015 are to develop steadily compared to the fourth quarter of 2014. The company's operating result excluding non-recurring items in the first quarter of 2015 is expected to be approximately on the same level compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.

Metsä Group to Appoint Petri Helsky as Member of Executive Management Team

Petri Helsky, M.Sc (Chem. Eng.), M.Sc (Econ), 48, will start as member of Metsä Group’s Executive Management Team as of 16 April 2015.

Metsa Group Reports Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for First Quarter of 2015

Metsa Group reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, sales were EUR 1,247.5 million against EUR 1,219.3 million a year ago. Operating result including non-recurring items was EUR 84.1 million against EUR 88.3 million a year ago. Result before income tax including non-recurring items was EUR 67.6 million against EUR 61.5 million a year ago. Result attributable to members of parent company was EUR 40.4 million against EUR 37.4 million a year ago. Operating result excluding non-recurring items was EUR 117.3 million against EUR 87.3 million a year ago. Result before taxes excluding non-recurring items was EUR 101 million against EUR 61 million a year ago. Return on equity including non-recurring items was 11.1 against 14.9% a year ago. Return on equity excluding non-recurring items was 17.6% against 14.9% a year ago. EBITDA including non-recurring items was EUR 171.5 million against EUR 149.6 million a year ago. EBITDA excluding non-recurring items was EUR 178.2 million against EUR 148.9 million a year ago. Capital expenditure was EUR 47.0 million against EUR 79.8 million a year ago. For the year, sales were EUR 4,970 million against EUR 4,939 million a year ago. Operating result including non-recurring items was EUR 417 million against EUR 335 million a year ago. Result before income tax including non-recurring items was EUR 330 million against EUR 224 million a year ago. Result attributable to members of parent company was EUR 156.5 million against EUR 109.2 million a year ago. Net cash flow arising from operating activities was EUR 617.3 million against EUR 315.3 million a year ago. Operating result excluding non-recurring items was EUR 418 million against EUR 343 million a year ago. Result before taxes excluding non-recurring items was EUR 339 million against EUR 232 million a year ago. Return on equity including non-recurring items was 13.0% against 9.9% a year ago. Return on equity excluding non-recurring items was 13.4% against 10.3% a year ago. EBITDA including non-recurring items was EUR 693.1 million against EUR 592.1 million a year ago. EBITDA excluding non-recurring items was EUR 667.1 million against EUR 594.3 million a year ago. Investments in tangible and intangible assets were EUR 143.0 million against EUR 213.5 million a year ago. Capital expenditure was EUR 143.0 million against EUR 213.5 million a year ago. Operating result excluding non-recurring items in the first quarter of 2015 is expected to be approximately on the same level compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.

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