Future outlook 2017 Q2

Kesko's half year financial report for the period 1 January to 30 June 2017, published on 27 July 2017

Estimates for the outlook of Kesko Group's net sales and comparable operating profit are given for the 12-month period following the reporting period (7/2017-6/2018) in comparison with the 12 months preceding the end of the reporting period (7/2016-6/2017).

The general economic situation and the expected trend in consumer demand vary in Kesko's different operating countries. In Finland, the trading sector is expected to grow. In the Finnish grocery trade, intense competition is expected to continue, although, as purchasing power increases, the importance of quality will be emphasised more than previously. In the building and technical trade, the growth in B2B sales is expected to continue stronger than the growth in the retail market. The market for the Finnish building and technical trade is expected to grow. In Sweden and Norway, the market is expected to grow but at a somewhat slower rate. The trend in the Russian market is expected to remain modest. In the Baltic countries, the market is expected to grow.

In comparable terms, the net sales for the next 12 months are expected to exceed the level of the previous 12 months. Due to the divestments and restructuring, Kesko Group's net sales for the next 12 months are expected to fall below the level of the previous 12 months. That development results from the divestments of the Russian grocery trade, the K-maatalous business, the Asko and Sotka furniture trade, the Yamarin boat business and Kesko's Yamaha representation as well as store closures and the transfer of Suomen Lähikauppa stores to retailers.

Comparable operating profit for the next 12 months is expected to exceed the level of the previous 12 months.


Archive of future outlooks

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Financial statements release 2016
Interim report 1.1.-30.9.2016
Half year financial report 2016
Stock exchange release 1.6.2016
Interim report 1.1.-31.3.2016
Stock exchange release 12.4.2016

Financial statements release 2015
Interim report 1.1.-30.9.2015

Interim report 1.1.-30.6.2015
Interim report 1.1.-31.3.2015
Stock exchange release 16.3.2015

Financial statements release 2014
Interim report 1.1.-30.9.2014
Interim report 1.1.-30.6.2014
Interim report 1.1.-31.3.2014

Financial statements release 2013
Interim report 1.1.-30.9.2013
Interim report 1.1.-30.6.2013
Interim report 1.1.-31.3.2013

Financial statements release 2012
Interim report 1.1.-30.9.2012
Interim report 1.1.-30.6.2012
Interim report 1.1.-31.3.2012

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.-30.9.2009
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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