Future outlook 2018 Q1

Interim report Q1/2018, published on 25 April 2018

Estimates for the outlook for the net sales and comparable operating profit for Kesko Group's continuing operations are given for the 12-month period following the reporting period (4/2018-3/2019) in comparison with the 12 months preceding the end of the reporting period (4/2017-3/2018).

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 is expected to grow in the Nordic and Baltic countries, but at a somewhat slower rate.

In comparable terms, the net sales for continuing operations for the next 12 months are expected to exceed the level of the previous 12 months. Due to divestments and restructuring, net sales for Kesko Group's continuing operations 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 K-maatalous agricultural 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.

The comparable operating profit for continuing operations for the next 12-month period is expected to exceed the level of the preceding 12 months. However, investments in store openings and redesigns, in the expansion of logistics operations, and in digital services will burden profitability during the period. It should also be noted that the operating profit for the comparison period includes €5.8 million in operating profit from divestments and most of the synergies obtained from the acquisition of Suomen Lähikauppa.


Archive of future outlooks

Financial statements release 2017
Interim report 1.1.-30.9.2017
Half year financial report 2017
Interim report 1.1.-31.3.2017

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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