Future outlook 2010 Q3

Interim financial report 1-9/2010 (Published on 26 October 2010)

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 (10/2010-9/2011) in comparison with the 12-month period preceding the reporting period (10/2009-9/2010).

The outlook for trends in consumer demand has remained steady, especially as a result of higher consumer confidence and continuously low interest rate levels. Nevertheless, the trend in economic development continues to involve significant uncertainties relating to the evolution of total production, tightening taxation and ramifications of possible disturbances in the financial market.

The trend in the grocery trade is expected to continue steadily. In the home and speciality goods trade, the market recovery is expected to continue as a result of higher consumer confidence. As house building activity increases, the building and home improvement market is expected to continue strengthening in the Nordic countries, and the decline is expected to ease in the other operating countries. In the car and machinery trade, new car sales are expected to increase, and the market situation in the machinery trade is expected to recover gradually.

The Kesko Group's net sales are expected to grow during the next twelve months.

Kesko's operating profit excluding non-recurring items has more than doubled during the past twelve months. During the next twelve months, the operating profit excluding non-recurring items is expected to remain at the achieved level, despite a significant expansion of the store site network. 

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