Stockholm, 9 November 2018
SEK M Q3 Q3 % 9 Mo 2018 9 Mo 2017 %
Revenue 791 626 26% 2 222 1 962 13%
EBITDA 91 56 61% 217 168 29%
Operating profit 80 50 60% 189 150 26%
Result for the period 61 43 42% 145 123 18%
Earnings per ordinary share 4.17 2.77 51% 8.82 7.98 11%
Return on capital employed 39.9% 41.9% 39.9% 41.9%
Working capital / Revenue 2.2% (2.7%) 2.2% (2.7%)
Net debt / (cash) (298) (381) (298) (381)
Lars Corneliusson, CEO Ferronordic, comments: "The third quarter was another very strong quarter for Ferronordic. Revenue was close to all time high for a single quarter and earnings were higher than ever. Operating profit reached SEK 80m which was 17% higher than the second quarter this year - our previously best quarter in terms of earnings. During the quarter we saw a very positive growth in the aftermarket, largely thanks to our investments in digitalized sales support which is now giving higher results. In total the aftermarket sales grew by as much as 24%. We also continue to optimize the efficiency of our organization. Thanks to our continuous efforts we managed, one again, to reduce our selling and administrative expenses as a percentage of revenue from 11.0% in the third quarter last year to 9.9% in this quarter. We are also happy that our contracting services business continues to develop and expand. Sales are increasing and we are learning to run projects with higher profitability. The increased sales and profitability in aftermarket and contracting services had a very positive impact on our overall profitability during for the quarter. Gross margin and operating margin for the quarter increased to 20.3% and 10.1%, respectively. As regards the long- and medium term development of the Russian equipment market, we remain optimistic, especially given the existing indications of significantly increased infrastructure spending.
Ferronordic is the authorized dealer of Volvo Construction Equipment, Terex Trucks, Dressta, Mecalac and Rottne in Russia. In certain parts of the country, Ferronordic has also been appointed aftermarket dealer for Volvo and Renault Trucks and dealer for Volvo Penta. The company began its operations in 2010 and has expanded rapidly across Russia. The company is well established in all federal districts with 79 outlets and more than 900 employees. Ferronordic's vision is to be regarded as the leading service and sales company in the CIS markets. The shares in Ferronordic are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.
Financial Calendar 2018/19
Interim report January-September 2018 9 November 2018
Year-end report January-December 2018 15 February 2019
Interim report January-March 2019 14 May 2019
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Anders Blomqvist, CFO and Head of IR, Tel: +46 8 5090 7280 or e-mail email@example.com
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