Another record-breaking quarter
SEK M Q2 Q2 % 6M 6M %
2019 2018 2019 2018
Revenue 1,100 817 35% 1,823 1,431 27%
Operating profit 98 68 44% 154 109 41%
Result for the period 73 54 34% 119 85 41%
Earnings per ordinary share 5.03 2.71 85% 8.21 4.64 77%
Gross margin 20.1% 19.3% 20.1% 19.2%
Operating margin 8.9% 8.3% 8.4% 7.6%
Return on capital employed 33% 38% 33% 38%
Working capital / Revenue 18% 6% 18% 6%
Net debt / (cash) 446 (204) 446 (204)
Lars Corneliusson, CEO Ferronordic, comments: "Q2 2019 was our strongest single quarter to-date. We continued to gain market share in most key product groups in a market that grew about 5%. Equipment sales grew 31% on improvements in both volume and mix. We also continued to grow in aftermarket and contracting services. Revenue grew 35% to a record SEK 1,100m. Operating margin grew to 8.9% and operating profit improved by 44% to SEK 98m. Meanwhile, we continued our roll-out in Kazakhstan, continued our investment in a component remanufacturing centre in Ekaterinburg, made further investments in contracting services, and paid a dividend of SEK 109m. Working capital was relatively high at the end of the quarter but is expected to return to lower levels as inventories decline. Looking ahead, we remain optimistic about our business as the long-term fundamentals in the machine markets in Russia and Kazakhstan are still strong. Our optimism is supported by the so-called "national projects" that are being implemented, a program to boost Russia's economy, inter alia through increased infrastructure investments.
Ferronordic is the authorized dealer of Volvo Construction Equipment, Terex Trucks, Dressta, Mecalac and Rottne in Russia, and for Volvo Construction Equipment and Mecalac in Kazakhstan. In parts of Russia, Ferronordic has also been appointed aftermarket dealer for Volvo and Renault Trucks and dealer for Volvo Penta. The company began its operations in 2010. It is established in all federal districts of Russia with over 80 outlets and over 1,100 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 2019/20
Interim report January-September 20199 22 November 2019
Year-end report January-December 2019 20 February 2020
For more information, please contact:
Erik Danemar, CFO, telephone: +46 73 660 72 31, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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