Future outlook 2012 Q1

Interim report 1-3/2012 (Published on 26 April 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 reporting period (4/2012-3/2013) in comparison with the 12 months preceding the reporting period (4/2011-3/2012).

Resulting from the problems of European national economies, the outlook for the general economic situation continues to be characterised by significant uncertainty. In addition, cuts in public finances and tightening taxation increase the uncertainty about the development of consumer demand. However, the outlook for consumer demand as a whole has improved during the first months of 2012.

The steady growth in the grocery trade and home and speciality goods trade is expected to continue. Growth in the building and home improvement trade in Finland is expected to even out as the growth of building construction slows down. In the car and machinery trade, the market is expected to turn down as a result of the car tax change effective 1 April 2012.

The Kesko Group's net sales are expected to grow during the next twelve months. Owing to the costs involved in the expansion of the store site network and Russian business operations, as well as a sales decrease in the car trade, we are prepared for the operating profit excluding non-recurring items for the next twelve months to be lower than the operating profit excluding non-recurring items for the preceding twelve months. 


Financial statements release 2011
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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