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Ferronordic AB: Interim report 1 January - 30 September 2021

07:30 / 12 November 2021 Ferronordic Press release

Best quarter to date

  • Revenue increased by 47% to SEK 1,661m (1,129)
  • Operating profit increased by 37% to SEK 147m (107)
  • Operating margin decreased to 8.9% (9.5)
  • The result for the period increased by 34% to SEK 109m (81)
  • Basic earnings per share amounted to SEK 7.48 (5.57)
  • Cash flows from operating activities amounted to SEK 327m (100)
  • Revenue increased by 31% to SEK 4,517m (3,450)
  • Operating profit increased by 41% to SEK 371m (263)
  • Operating margin increased to 8.2% (7.6)
  • The result for the period increased by 41% to SEK 251m (177)
  • Basic earnings per share amounted to SEK 17.27 (12.21)
  • Cash flows from operating activities amounted to SEK 538m (514)

SEK m (or as 2021 2020 % 2021 2020 % 2020
stated) Jul-Sep Jul-Sep Jan-Sep Jan-Sep Full year
Revenue 1,661 1,129 47% 4,517 3,450 31% 4,635
Gross profit 324 221 46% 825 610 35% 797
Operating 147 107 37% 371 263 41% 328
Result for the 109 81 34% 251 177 41% 222
Result per 7.48 5.57 34% 17.27 12.21 41% 15.25
ordinary share,
Cash flow from 327 100 538 514 693
Net debt (cash) -75 83 -75 83 -20

Gross margin, % 19.5% 19.6% -0.1pp 18.3% 17.7% 0.6pp 17.2%
Operating 8.9% 9.5% -0.6pp 8.2% 7.6% 0.6pp 7.1%
margin, %
Working 0% 8% -8.1pp 0% 8% -8.1pp 5%
Revenue, %
Equity/total 27% 33% -6.1pp 27% 33% -6.1pp 31%
assets, %
Return on 27% 25% 2.0pp 27% 25% 2.0pp 20%
employed, %
Return on 48% 44% 4.6pp 48% 44% 4.6pp 40%
equity, %

*Before dilution

Lars Corneliusson, President and CEO, comments: In the third quarter of 2021, Ferronordic achieved another record result. Total revenue grew by 47% to SEK 1,661m and the operating profit was SEK 147m with an operating margin of 8.9%. Working capital remained low as demand outpaced limited supply. Cash flows from operating activities were strong and contributed to the Group moving back to a net cash position. In Russia/CIS, the market for construction equipment remained strong as commodity prices grew and infrastructure investments continued. Customer machine utilisation also increased, which together with our digital sales efforts contributed to good growth in aftermarket sales. In contracting services, we continued to develop our project in Norilsk. Total revenue in Russia/CIS grew by 48% and the operating profit by 44% to SEK 179m. In October, we announced the expansion of our partnership with Sandvik on mobile crushers and screens to also become the distributor of the bigger and more complex stationary crushers and screens. In Germany, the total market for heavy trucks was largely flat. In our sales area, the market declined by 13% while our new trucks sales increased by 25% in units and we gained further market share. Our used trucks business, launched at the end of 2020, continued to grow. Our aftermarket sales improved, partly due to acquisitions. During the third quarter, we accelerated efforts to restructure and improve our organisation. Partly as a result restructuring costs, operating result decreased compared to last year. We continue to build a customer centric platform and develop our network. In the quarter, we started construction of our new service and sales hub for the Hannover region and also announced the acquisition of a workshop in Bergstrasse. Current uncertainty in our markets mainly relates to supply chain constraints, which we expect to continue well into 2022. In a longer perspective, we see strong underlying fundamentals and business opportunities in our markets.

About Ferronordic

Ferronordic is a service and sales company in the areas of construction equipment and trucks. It is the dealer of Volvo Construction Equipment, Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions and certain other brands in all of Russia and Kazakhstan, aftermarket partner of Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks in part of Russia, and dealer of Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks in part of Germany. The company also offers contracting services where it owns and operates equipment to carry out works for customers. Ferronordic began its operations in 2010 and now has approx. 100 outlets and approx. 1,800 employees. Ferronordic's vision is to be regarded as the leading service and sales company in its markets. The shares in Ferronordic AB (publ) are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Nybrogatan 6

SE-114 34 Stockholm

+46 8 5090 7280

Corporate ID no. 556748-7953

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