Short-term outlook and guidance
This short-term outlook and guidance were published in accordance of Metso's Financial Statements 2014 on February 5, 2015
We expect demand for mining equipment and projects to remain weak and demand for aggregates equipment to remain satisfactory. The demand for our mining and aggregates services is expected to remain good, thanks to high utilization rates. Demand for our products and services in the oil & gas industry is expected to remain good, but will face some uncertainty due to the volatile oil price.
Financial guidance, excluding the Process Automation Systems business
We estimate our net sales in 2015 to be between EUR 3,000 million and 3,300 million and EBITA margin before non-recurring items to be around 13 percent.
The guidance for 2015 is based on the current market activity in our customer industries, our current backlog for 2015, and the current exchange rates. In addition, the divestment of our Process Automation Systems business is expected to be completed on April 1, 2015.