Future outlook 2011 Q4

Financial statements release 2011 (Published on 2 February 2012)

Estimates of the future outlook for the Kesko Group's net sales and operating profit excluding non-recurring items are given for the 12 months following the accounting period (1/2012-12/2012) in comparison with the 12 months preceding the accounting period (1/2011-12/2011).

Resulting from the problems of European economies and financial markets, the total production performance and consumer confidence have weakened, which is why significant uncertainties are associated with the outlook for consumer demand. In addition, cuts in public finances and tightening taxation may have a negative impact on the development of purchasing power and consumer demand.

The steady growth in the grocery trade is expected to continue. Growth in the home and speciality goods trade and the building and home improvement trade is expected to even out in line with the overall consumer demand. In the car and machinery trade, the market is expected to turn down, which is partly attributable to the Finnish car tax increase effective 1 April 2012.

The Kesko Group's net sales are expected to grow during the next twelve months. Owing to the uncertainty about economic development and consumer demand, and the costs involved in the expansion of the store site network as well as expansion of business operations in Russia, we are prepared for the 2012 operating profit excluding non-recurring items to be lower than the 2011 operating profit excluding non-recurring items.


Interim report 1.1.-30.9.2011
Interim report 1.1.-30.6.2011
Interim report 1.1.-31.3.2011
Financial statements release 2010
Interim report 1.1.-30.9.2010
Interim report 1.1.-30.6.2010
Interim report 1.1.-31.3.2010
Financial statements release 2009
Interim report 1.1.-31.9.2009
Interim report 1.1.-30.6.2009
Interim report 1.1.-31.3.2009
Financial statements release 2008
Interim report 1.1.-30.9.2008
Interim report 1.1.-30.6.2008
Interim report 1.1.-31.3.2008

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