Stock Exchange release April 29, 2010 11:00:00 AM CET

Metso Corporation's Interim Review, January 1- March 31, 2010

 


Metso Corporation's Company release on April 29, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.


Market recovery gaining momentum


Highlights of the first quarter of 2010

  • New orders worth EUR 1,366 million were received in January-March, i.e. 45 percent more than in the comparison period (EUR 942 million in Q1/2009).

  • At the end of March, the order backlog was up by 9 percent on the end of December 2009, and totalled EUR 3,720 million (EUR 3,415 million at December 31, 2009).

  • Net sales decreased by 4 percent on the comparison period, and were at EUR 1,170 million (EUR 1,220 million in Q1/2009).

  • Earnings before interest, tax and amortization (EBITA) were EUR 83.8 million, i.e. 7.2 percent of net sales (EUR 68.8 million and 5.6% in Q1/2009).

  • Operating profit (EBIT) was EUR 69.5 million, i.e. 5.9 percent of net sales (EUR 58.6 million and 4.8% in Q1/2009).

  • EBITA and EBIT include EUR 4.7 million in non-recurring expenses relating to capacity adjustment measures (EUR 22.0 million in Q1/2009).

  • Earnings per share were EUR 0.20 (EUR 0.18 in Q1/2009).

  • Free cash flow was EUR 35 million (EUR 120 million in Q1/2009).

  • Return on capital employed (ROCE) before taxes was 8.1 percent (9.0% in Q1/2009).



Metso's President and CEO Jorma Eloranta comments: "In the first quarter most of our markets and customer industries continued to recover. It seems that the recovery is gaining momentum, and is today broader based than during the past six months. Our customers' higher capacity utilization rates have boosted the activity level of our services business and since our customers are regaining their confidence the demand for new capital equipment and project business has also improved. Price competition in the markets seems to be easing up as the trading environment is getting stronger.

The measures we have carried out in the past few years to develop our operating models and to adjust our cost structures have supported our first-quarter profitability although net sales were still relatively low following modest order intake levels in 2009. Assuming that we continue to win new, profitable orders, net sales for the coming quarters should also be picking up. The first quarter confirmed that due to our decisive and quick response to the market turmoil in the second half of 2008 through 2009, Metso is today a more competitive company than before.

We have gradually started ramping up the engineering and manufacturing capacity to match the improved demand but there seems to be some slowness in our component supplier and subcontractor base to ramp up their capacity. Likewise we are also continuing to further develop our services business and global presence as well as our solutions based on environmental business.

Based on the recovery in order intake during the past 6 months and the current market outlook we are somewhat raising our net sales guidance for 2010. We estimate that our net sales will be over EUR 5 billion. We expect our 2010 profitability to be satisfactory."

Metso's key figures


EUR million Q1/2010 Q1/2009 Change % 2009
Net sales 1,170 1,220 -4 5,016
Net sales of services business 512 519 -1 2,102
% of net sales 44 43
42
EBITA before non-recurring capacity

adjustment expenses



88.5



90.8



-3



409.0
% of net sales 7.6 7.4
8.2
Earnings before interest, tax and

amortization (EBITA)



83.8



68.8



22



334.3
% of net sales 7.2 5.6
6.7
Operating profit 69.5 58.6 19 293.6
% of net sales 5.9 4.8
5.9
Earnings per share, EUR 0.20 0.18 11 1.06
Orders received 1,366 942 45 4,358
Order backlog at end of period 3,720 3,934 -5 3,415
Free cash flow 35 120 -71 717
Return on capital employed (ROCE) before

taxes, annualized, %



8.1



9.0




10.0
Equity to assets ratio at end of period, % 34.0 30.3
35.7
Gearing at end of period, % 32.8 72.6
32.5




Metso's first quarter 2010 review



Operating environment and demand for products

The gradual improvement in our operating environment continued in the first quarter of the year. Our customers' capacity utilization rates strengthened along with the positive development of the global economy. This boosted demand for both our capital equipment as well as our services business. The availability of financing continued to improve, and construction projects aimed at developing infrastructure and the related economic stimulus measures had a positive effect on the demand for our equipment, mostly in emerging markets. The uncertainties in our order backlog diminished.

Quotations for equipment and projects for mining companies continued to increase, which clearly had a positive effect on orders in the first quarter. With the rise in the capacity utilization rates of the mining industry, demand for services related to mining activities also improved.

In the construction industry, demand for equipment used in aggregates production improved primarily in the emerging markets, where demand was supported by infrastructure construction projects. In Europe, demand for new equipments and systems was gradually improving and approaching satisfactory level while in North America, in spite of some improvement, demand still remained weak. Demand for our services business for the construction industry improved slightly and was satisfactory.

Demand for power plants utilizing renewable energy sources remained at a good level in Europe and North America. Several countries have published targets to increase the use of renewable energy. This is expected to support demand for our biomass and waste-fuelled power plant solutions. Demand for services business in the power business was satisfactory.

Demand for our automation solutions received a boost in the first quarter, as investments by the oil, gas and petrochemical industry increased as a result of the rising trend in the price of and demand for energy. Demand for our services business for automation solutions remained satisfactory.

Demand for metals recycling equipment during the first quarter clearly strengthened from the weak level of the previous year due to the global upswing in the demand for steel. Demand for solid-waste recycling equipment remained satisfactory. Demand for our services business for recycling equipment improved.

Demand for new fiber lines picked up, improving to satisfactory, and there was an upturn in the demand for rebuild projects and services. Demand for paper, board and tissue lines was satisfactory. The capacity utilization rates of the paper and board industry improved in the first quarter, which strengthened the demand for our services business. The Tamfelt business, acquired at the year-end 2009, also experienced an upswing in service orders.



Orders received and order backlog

Orders received in the first quarter increased by 45 percent on the weak comparison period and totalled EUR 1,366 million. Assuming no change in exchange rates the growth would have been 39 percent. The share of emerging markets in our orders received was 43 percent. Orders received increased on the comparison period in all reporting segments and in all geographical regions as our customers' capacity utilization rates and investment activities gradually began to recover.

At the end of March, the order backlog was 9 percent higher than at the end of 2009, amounting to EUR 3,720 million. Around EUR 2.6 billion of the deliveries in our order backlog are expected to be completed in 2010, and around EUR 800 million of these are services business orders. Uncertainties in the order backlog decreased by approximately EUR 50 million. The decrease was mainly due to our customers restarting previously suspended projects in mining and recycling businesses. The order backlog at the end of March included some EUR 430 million in projects with uncertain delivery schedules and which will, according to present estimates, be delivered after 2010. The pulp mill project for Fibria, Brazil, is included in these projects.



Orders received by reporting segments



Q1/2010 Q1/2009

EUR

million
% of orders

received
EUR

million
% of orders

received
Mining and Construction

Technology



559



40



385



41
Energy and Environmental

Technology



356



26



265



28
Paper and Fiber Technology 461 33 279 29
Valmet Automotive 11 1 21 2
Intra-Metso orders received -21
-8
Total 1,366 100 942 100



Orders received by market area


Q1/2010 Q1/2009

EUR

million
% of orders

received
EUR

million
% of orders

received
Europe 574 42 386 41
North America 187 14 167 18
South and Central America 184 13 134 14
Asia-Pacific 352 26 201 21
Africa and Middle East 69 5 54 6
Total 1,366 100 942 100



Net sales

Our net sales for the first quarter declined by 4 percent on the comparison period and were EUR 1,170 million (EUR 1,220 million in Q1/2009). Assuming no change in exchange rates the decline would have been 8 percent. The decline was partially due to starting the year with a considerably lower order backlog because of weak overall order intake in 2009. Net sales declined in Mining and Construction Technology and in Energy and Environmental Technology, and increased in Paper and Fiber Technology. Our services business net sales were at the level of the comparison period, and accounted for 44 percent of total net sales (43% in Q1/2009). Excluding the impact of the Tamfelt acquisition, net sales of our services business decreased by 5 percent.

Measured by net sales, the largest countries were the United States, China and Germany, which together accounted for about 32 percent of our total net sales.

Net sales by reporting segments



Q1/2010 Q1/2009

EUR

million
% of

net sales
EUR

million
% of net

sales
Mining and Construction

Technology



472



40



528



43
Energy and Environmental

Technology



332



28



397



32
Paper and Fiber Technology 364 31 287 23
Valmet Automotive 11 1 21 2
Intra-Metso net sales -9
-13
Total 1,170 100 1,220 100


Net sales by market area


Q1/2010 Q1/2009

EUR

million
% of

net sales
EUR

million
% of net

sales
Europe 476 41 526 43
North America 193 16 197 16
South and Central America 138 12 160 13
Asia-Pacific 293 25 234 19
Africa and Middle East 70 6 103 9
Total 1,170 100 1,220 100




Financial result

Our earnings before interest, tax and amortization (EBITA) for the first quarter of the year improved on the comparison period and were EUR 83.8 million, i.e. 7.2 percent of net sales (EUR 68.8 million and 5.6% in Q1/2009). EBITA before non-recurring capacity adjustment expenses was EUR 88.5 million or 7.6 percent (EUR 90.8 million or 7.4 percent in Q1/2009). The capacity adjustment expenses recorded for January-March were mostly related to the reorganization of the Automation business' supply center in France, metal recycling operations in Germany and some smaller remaining actions in the Paper business.

Q1/2010







EUR million
Mining and

Construction

Technology
Energy and

Environmental

Technology
Paper and

Fiber

Technology
Metso

Group
EBITA 39.5 28.4 18.5 83.8
Capacity adjustment expenses - 3.4 1.3 4.7
EBITA before non-recurring

capacity adjustment expenses
39.5 31.8 19.8 88.5
% of net sales 8.4 9.6 5.4 7.6






Q1/2009




EUR million
Mining and

Construction

Technology
Energy and

Environmental

Technology
Paper and

Fiber

Technology
Metso

Group
EBITA 55.6 32.3 -14.0 68.8
Capacity adjustment expenses 3.8 1.4 16.8 22.0
EBITA before non-recurring

capacity adjustment expenses
59.4 33.7 2.8 90.8
% of net sales 11.3 8.5 1.0 7.4



2009




EUR million
Mining and

Construction

Technology
Energy and

Environmental

Technology
Paper and

Fiber

Technology
Metso

Group
EBITA 202.8 136.3 16.5 334.3
Capacity adjustment expenses 21.9 11.1 41.7 74.7
EBITA before non-recurring

capacity adjustment expenses
224.7 147.4 58.2 409.0
% of net sales 10.8 9.7 4.1 8.2



Our operating profit in the first quarter was EUR 69.5 million, or 5.9 percent of net sales (EUR 58.6 million and 4.8% in Q1/2009). Operating profit before non-recurring expenses related to capacity adjustment measures was EUR 74.2 million or 6.3 percent of net sales (EUR 80.6 million and 6.6% in Q1/2009).

Operating profit includes foreign exchange gains of about EUR 9 million. A portion of the segments' internal foreign exchange hedge contracts have been covered with off-setting foreign currency denominated items. Corresponding foreign exchange loss is included in Metso's net financing expenses.

Our net financing expenses were EUR 27 million (EUR 22 million in Q1/2009). Interest expenses were EUR 18 million (EUR 20 million in Q1/2009). Net financing expenses include EUR 9 million foreign exchange losses related to the above mentioned foreign exchange gains.

Our profit before taxes was EUR 43 million (EUR 37 million) and we estimate our tax rate for 2010 to be 30 percent (32% in 2009).

The profit attributable to shareholders was EUR 30 million in the first quarter (EUR 26 million in Q1/2009), corresponding to earnings per share (EPS) of EUR 0.20 (EUR 0.18/share).

The return on capital employed (ROCE), before taxes, in January-March was 8.1 percent (9.0%) and return on equity (ROE) was 7.6 percent (7.1%).



Cash flow and financing

Net cash generated by operating activities for January-March was EUR 51 million (EUR 136 million in Q1/2009).

Net working capital increased by EUR 37 million. Capital tied in project deliveries was offset by an increase in accounts payable.

Free cash flow was EUR 35 million (EUR 120 million in Q1/2009).

Net interest-bearing liabilities totalled EUR 578 million at the end of March (EUR 583 million at December 31, 2009).

Our total cash assets at the end of March were EUR 893 million, EUR 358 million of which has been invested in financial instruments with an initial maturity exceeding three months. The remaining EUR 535 million has been accounted for as cash and cash equivalents. The syndicated EUR 500 million revolving loan facility is available until late 2011, and it is currently undrawn. Metso's liquidity position is good.

At the end of March, our gearing was 32.8 percent (72.6%) and our equity-to-assets ratio was 34.0 percent (30.3%). In April, following the Annual General Meeting, we paid EUR 105 million in dividends for 2009.The dividend payment increased our gearing ratio by about 6 percentage points compared to the end of March, 2010.



Capital expenditure and R&D

Our gross capital expenditure in January-March, excluding business acquisitions, was EUR 29 million (EUR 30 million in Q1/2009). The share of maintenance investments was 59 percent, i.e. EUR 17 million. We estimate new capital expenditure in 2010 to somewhat exceed the 2009 level (EUR 117 million in 2009).

The first phase of Metso's largest single investment so far in India, Metso Park, was completed in March. The investment considerably boosts Metso's presence and responds to the rapid growth in demand for our mining and construction products and services in the country, as well as in the other rapidly expanding markets in the Asia-Pacific area.

New plant and office premises will be completed in the spring in Shanghai, China, for our Automation business. In Finland, we finalized a second upgrade of a pilot machine at the Paper Technology Center in Jyväskylä. In Zibo, we are establishing our third service center in China for the pulp and paper industry. Investment projects in global enterprise resource planning systems are underway in Mining and Construction Technology and in the Automation business.

Metso's research and development expenses in January-March totaled EUR 24 million, representing 2.1 percent of Metso's net sales (EUR 33 million and 2.7% in Q1/2009).



Acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures

During the first quarter of 2010, we did not do any business acquisitions or divestments.

In November of 2009 we concluded a combination agreement with Tamfelt, one of the world's leading suppliers of technical textiles. The exchange offer was carried out in November-December of 2009 and successfully completed on December 23, 2009. The remaining 2.0 percent of Tamfelt's shares will be redeemed as per the Finnish Companies Act. The title to the remaining shares is expected to be transferred to Metso by the end of second quarter 2010.

Since the acquisition, Tamfelt has been functionally and administratively a part of our Paper and Fiber Technology segment.



Adjusting capacity during 2009 and in the first quarter of 2010

We carried out considerable capacity adjustment measures in the latter half of 2008 and in 2009. Those measures resulted a reduction in our personnel by about 4,600 people, not including the effects of acquisitions and divestitures. We estimate that these personnel reductions and other cost-saving measures correspond to EUR 400-450 million annually, more than EUR 250 million of which already materialized in 2009. We estimate that over half of these savings, stemming mostly from personnel reductions and the closing down of units, are more permanent in nature, while a substantial part of other costs are expected to be restored gradually, as our business activity and capacity utilization rates increase.

The only notable capacity adjustment measures set in motion during the first quarter of 2010 concern the valve supply center in Wittenheim, France and metal recycling operations in Germany. The Automation business recorded EUR 2.7 million and the Recycling business EUR 0.7 million capacity adjustment expenses in the first quarter.



Personnel

At the end of March, we had 26,948 employees, which was 218 less than at the end of 2009 (27,166 employees on December 31, 2009). The number of employees declined in Paper and Fiber Technology and in Energy and Environmental Technology and especially in Europe, as a result of capacity adjustment measures, the impacts of which in some cases come with a delay. During the first quarter of the year, we had an average of 27,057 employees.

Personnel by area


Mar 31,

2010
% of total

personnel
Dec 31,

2009
% of total

personnel
Change

%
Finland 8,724 32 8,746 32 0
Other Nordic countries 2,890 11 2,995 11 -4
Rest of Europe 3,493 13 3,678 13 -5
North America 3,373 13 3,428 13 -2
South and Central America


2,751



10



2,618



10



5
Asia-Pacific 4,334 16 4,316 16 0
Africa and Middle East 1,383 5 1,385 5 0
Total 26,948 100 27,166 100 -1



Changes in top management

Mr. Celso Tacla, President of Paper and Fiber Technology in South America, was appointed as a new member to our Metso Executive Forum from January 22, 2010 onwards.



REPORTING SEGMENTS



Mining and Construction Technology



EUR million Q1/

2010
Q1/

2009
Change

%



2009
Net sales 472 528 -11 2,075
Net sales of services business 242 255 -5 1,017
% of net sales 52 49
49
Earnings before interest, tax and amortization

(EBITA)



39.5



55.6



-29



202.8
% of net sales 8.4 10.5
9.8
Operating profit 38.1 54.9 -31 198.8
% of net sales 8.1 10.4
9.6
Orders received 559 385 45 1,660
Order backlog at end of period 1,182 1,347 -12 1,041
Personnel at end of period 9,550 10,826 -12 9,541


The net sales of Mining and Construction Technology decreased by 11 percent on the comparison period, and were EUR 472 million. In the mining business net sales declined by about 8 percent, while the net sales in the construction business were down by about 14 percent. The services business net sales decreased by 5 percent on the comparison period, and accounted for 52 percent of the segment's net sales (49% in Q1/2009).

Mining and Construction Technology's EBITA for the first quarter was EUR 39.5 million, i.e. 8.4 percent of net sales (EUR 55.6 million and 10.5%). The EBITA doesn't include any non-recurring expenses relating to capacity adjustment measures (EUR 3.8 million in Q1/2009).

The profitability of the Services business remained on par with the comparison period, but the profitability of the Equipment and Systems businesses weakened. The weakening of the profitability in the equipment business was primarily due to lower volumes and the price competition on the markets during the second half of 2009, which, however, began to ease up during the first quarter of 2010 as the markets took a turn for the positive.

Orders received by Mining and Construction Technology in January-March amounted to EUR 559 million, which was 45 percent more than in the comparison period. Orders received from mining customers increased by more than 50 percent and from construction customers by about 33 percent on the quarter under comparison. Growth in new orders was strong in all regions. The relative share of orders received from emerging markets was 53 percent (49% in Q1/2009). Orders received included grinding equipment for the Kinross Gold goldmine in Brazil and the Newcrest goldmine in Australia.

The order backlog increased by 14 percent from the end of 2009 and totaled EUR 1,182 million at the end of March (EUR 1,041 million at December 31, 2009). Uncertainties in the order backlog decreased during the first quarter by around EUR 30 million as customers restarted previously suspended projects. At the end of March, our order backlog included mining equipment orders, which are subject to uncertainties primarily related to delivery schedules, of around EUR 115 million.



Energy and Environmental Technology



EUR million Q1/

2010
Q1/

2009
Change

%



2009
Net sales 332 397 -16 1,523
Net sales of services business 110 132 -17 516
% of net sales 34 34
35
Earnings before interest, tax and amortization

(EBITA)



28.4



32.3



-12



136.3
% of net sales 8.6 8.1
8.9
Operating profit 23.5 27.7 -15 118.1
% of net sales 7.1 7.0
7.8
Orders received 356 265 34 1,297
Order backlog at end of period 1,073 1,182 -9 1,032
Personnel at end of period 5,873 6,387 -8 6,060


The net sales of Energy and Environmental Technology declined by 16 percent on the comparison period, and were EUR 332 million. The decrease in net sales was divided relatively evenly among all of the segments' businesses. The net sales of the services business decreased by 17 percent on the comparison period and accounted for 34 percent of the segment's net sales (34% in Q1/2009). The decrease in the services business was primarily due to the strong comparison period in Power business, which had some sizable refurbishment project deliveries at the time.

Energy and Environmental Technology's earnings before interest, tax and amortization (EBITA) weakened from the comparison period and equaled EUR 28.4 million, or 8.6 percent of net sales (EUR 32.3 million and 8.1% in Q1/2009). The EBITA includes non-recurring expenses relating to capacity adjustment measures in the amount of EUR 3.4 million (EUR 1.4 million in Q1/2009). EBITA before these costs was EUR 31.8 million or 9.6 percent of net sales (EUR 33.7 million or 8.5% in Q1/2009).

EBITA improved on the comparison period in the Power business and weakened in the Automation and Recycling businesses, mainly as a result of significantly lower delivery volumes.

Orders received increased by 34 percent from the comparison period and totaled EUR 356 million. Orders received increased in all businesses: in the Recycling business demand clearly strengthened and orders received increased by nearly 80 percent on the exceptionally weak comparison period. Orders received by the Power business increased by 50 percent and those of the Automation business by almost 15 percent. Orders received by the segment included biomass boilers for RWE npower renewables in the UK and, supplied by MW Power, for 4Ham Cogen SA in Belgium. In addition, several automation project orders for managing power plants, paper, board and tissue lines as well as oil and gas projects were received.

The order backlog at the end of March, EUR 1,073 million, was 4 percent higher than at the end of 2009. The order backlog includes projects worth approximately EUR 80 million with uncertain delivery schedules. The uncertainty is mostly related to the deliveries of power boiler and automation technology for Fibria's pulp mill project in Brazil.



Paper and Fiber Technology


EUR million Q1/

2010
Q1/

2009
Change

%



2009
Net sales 364 287 27 1,408
Net sales of services business 159 132 20 569
% of net sales 44 46
41
Earnings before interest, tax and amortization

(EBITA)



18.5



-14.0



n/a



16.5
% of net sales 5.1 -4.9
1.2
Operating profit 11.3 -18.2 n/a 0.8
% of net sales 3.1 -6.3
0.1
Orders received 461 279 65 1,384
Order backlog at end of period 1,516 1,438 5 1,380
Personnel at end of period 10,326 10,090 2 10,459


The net sales of Paper and Fiber Technology grew by 27 percent in the first quarter, and were EUR 364 million. The increase in net sales resulted equally from each of the segments' businesses. The comparable net sales growth excluding the impact of the Tamfelt acquisition was 15 percent.

The net sales of the services business increased by 20 percent and accounted for 44 percent of the segment's net sales (46% in Q1/2009). The strong growth came from acquired Tamfelt business while the net sales of the rest of the services business declined slightly.

Paper and Fiber Technology's earnings before interest, tax and amortization (EBITA) was EUR 18.5 million, i.e. 5.1 percent of net sales (EUR -14.0 million in Q1/2009). EBITA included EUR 1.3 million non-recurring expenses relating to capacity adjustment measures (EUR 16.8 million in Q1/2009). Comparable EBITA before these costs was EUR 19.8 million or 5.4 percent of net sales (EUR 2.8 million or 1.0% in Q1/2009). The profitability before the one-time capacity adjustment costs improved in all businesses.

New orders for the paper and board industries increased by 67 percent and for the pulp industry by 45 percent. New orders for the tissue customers were on par with the comparison period. Overall, the value of orders received by Paper and Fiber Technology increased by 65 percent and was EUR 461 million. The increase in the services orders was 48 percent (19 percent without Tamfelt). Among the orders received in January-March was board making technology and machinery for Cheng Loong Corporation in Taiwan, Saica Containerboard in the UK as well as for Zhejiang Ji'An in China.

The order backlog at the end of March was EUR 1,516 million. Around EUR 240 million relates to the pulp mill project for Fibria in Brazil, the delivery schedule for which is still open.



Valmet Automotive

Valmet Automotive's net sales in January-March totaled EUR 11 million (EUR 21 million in Q1/2009). The operating loss was EUR 7.1 million (EUR 0.3 million loss in Q1/2009). The loss resulted from low delivery volumes. Delivery volumes are expected to improve during the year. At the end of March, Valmet Automotive employed 705 people (679 people at December 31, 2009).

Valmet Automotive manufactures THINK City electric cars for the Norwegian company THINK Global AS, and electric golf cars for Danish company Garia A/S. Additionally, Valmet Automotive has an assembly contract with Porsche AG which will continue until 2012.

Valmet Automotive also has an agreement with U.S. company Fisker Automotive Inc. for the manufacturing and engineering of Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid cars. The aim is to start production of the cars in Finland towards the end of this year. The annual production is projected to reach 15,000 cars at full capacity.



Decisions of our Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 30, 2010 approved the Financial Statements for 2009 and decided to discharge the members of the Board of Directors and the President and CEO from liability for the financial year 2009. The AGM approved the proposals of the Board to authorize the Board to resolve on a repurchase of Metso's own shares, on share issue and granting of special rights and on donations to universities. The AGM also approved the proposal to amend Article 8 (notice convening a meeting) of the Articles of Association.

The AGM decided that a dividend of EUR 0.70 per share will be paid for 2009. The dividend was paid on April 13, 2010.

The AGM elected Jukka Viinanen Chairman of the Board and Maija-Liisa Friman Vice Chairman of the Board. Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen and Mikael von Frenckell were elected as new members of the Board. The Board members re-elected were Christer Gardell, Yrjö Neuvo and Pia Rudengren. The term of office of Board members lasts until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.

The AGM decided that the annual remunerations for Board members would be EUR 92,000 for the Chairman, EUR 56,000 for the Vice Chairman and EUR 45,000 for the members and that they be paid EUR 600 for each meeting they attend, including committee meetings. The AGM decided that 40 percent of the fixed annual remuneration be paid in Metso Corporation shares purchased from the market. The shares will be purchased directly on behalf of the Board members within two weeks of the release of the Interim Review January 1-March 31, 2010.

The auditing company, Authorized Public Accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, was re-elected as our Auditor until the end of the next AGM.

The AGM decided to establish a Nomination Committee of the AGM to prepare proposals for the following AGM regarding the composition of the Board and director remuneration. Representatives of the four biggest shareholders will be elected to the Nomination Committee on November 1, and the Chairman of the Board shall be an expert member of the committee.



Members of Metso Board Committees and personnel representatives

Our Board elected members from among the Board for the Audit Committee and Remuneration and HR Committee at its assembly meeting on March 30, 2010. The Board's Audit Committee consists of Pia Rudengren (Chairman), Maija-Liisa Friman and Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen. The Board's Remuneration and HR Committee consists of Jukka Viinanen (Chairman), Mikael von Frenckell, Christer Gardell and Yrjö Neuvo.

Metso's personnel groups in Finland have elected Jukka Leppänen as the personnel representative. He participates in the meetings of our Board of Directors as an invited external expert, and his term of office is the same as the Board members' term.



Events after the review period

In April, we acquired Viconsys web inspection and web break system business. The acquired business, comprising around 30 people, was affiliated to Metso's Energy and Environmental Technology segment. The acquisition complements our product and service offering to the paper and other process industries.

In March, we announced the sale of our Flexowell conveyor belt operations to ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH. Flexowell is part of Metso's Mining and Construction Technology segment and operates in Germany. The final closing of the deal will require the relevant regulatory approvals. The sale of operations will have no material impact on Metso's financial performance. The business is planned to be transferred on May 1, 2010 and Flexowell's personnel will transfer to ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH.



Short-term risks of business operations

We estimate that our business environment will improve during 2010.

If the recovery in the global economy is interrupted and downturn continues, it might have adverse effects on new projects under negotiation or projects in our order backlog. Some projects may be postponed or they may be suspended or canceled. We estimate that slightly more than 10 percent of orders in the order backlog at the moment are subject to uncertainties relating to delivery schedules. In long-term delivery projects the customer advance payment is typically 10-30 percent of the value of the project, in addition to which the customer makes progress payments during the project execution, which significantly decreases risk and our financing requirements related to projects. We continually assess our customers' creditworthiness and ability to meet their obligations. As a rule, we do not finance customer projects.

We have adjusted our capacity and cost structure to correspond with the lower demand, in order to maintain our competitiveness. If the recovery of the global economy is interrupted and the downturn continues, the markets for our products may contract, which may lead to tightening price competition. Also our suppliers have strongly adjusted their capacity during the past 18 months and it is possible that once demand picks up again, suppliers' ability to supply raw materials, components and subcontracting services may have weakened, which may result in delivery problems.

Securing the continuity of our operations requires that sufficient funding is available under all circumstances. We estimate that our cash assets totaling EUR 893 million and available credit facilities are sufficient to secure short-term liquidity. Committed credit facilities available for withdrawal amounted to EUR 500 million. The average repayment period for our long-term debt is 3.3 years. More than half of our long-term debt will mature after 2011. There are no prepayment covenants in our debt facilities that would be triggered by changes in credit ratings. Some of our debt facilities include financial covenants related to capital structure. Currently we fully meet the covenants and other terms related to our financing agreements and we consider our flexibility in relation to these to be adequate.

The levels of net working capital and capital expenditure have a fundamental effect on the adequacy of financing. We estimate that we are well positioned to keep our capital expenditure at a moderate level in the coming years.

We have EUR 873 million of goodwill on our balance sheet which is related to business acquisitions made over the last 10 years. Following the significant changes in our business environment, we have conducted impairment testing reviews in every quarter since September 2008, and have not found any impairment necessary. The quarterly testing reviews have been conducted with the same principles as the annual tests and the discount rates have been adjusted when appropriate. The principles of the impairment testing are presented in our Annual Report.

Changes in the prices of raw materials and components could affect our profitability. On the other hand, some of our customers are raw material producers, whose ability to operate and invest may be enhanced by strengthening raw material prices and hampered by declining raw material prices.

Currency exchange rate risks are among the most substantial financial risks. Exchange rate changes can affect our business, although the wide geographical scope of our operations decreases the impact of any individual currency. The general uncertainty in the economy is likely to increase exchange rate fluctuations. We hedge the currency exposures that arise from firm delivery and purchase agreements.



Short-term outlook

Global economic recovery is strengthening and there are positive signs in demand in most of our customer industries. The improving capacity utilization rates are supporting our services business and most of our customers are gradually regaining their confidence to increase the level of their investments.

The number of quotations for equipment and projects from mining companies has clearly increased. This has already had a positive impact on our orders and we expect this to continue during the rest of 2010, contributing to an overall satisfactory trading environment. Due to the strengthening demand and price level for minerals as well as our large installed equipment base, we expect demand for our mining services to continue to improve.

We anticipate that demand for equipment used in aggregates production by the construction industry will be satisfactory in Europe and weak in North America during the year. In the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil, infrastructure construction projects are maintaining good demand thanks to economic growth and stimulus packages. We estimate that demand for our services business for the construction industry will remain satisfactory.

Demand for power plants that utilize renewable energy sources is expected to be good in Europe and North America in 2010. Several countries have published targets to increase the use of renewable energy and this is expected to support demand for our power plant solutions fuelled by biomass and waste. Demand for the power plant services business is expected to be satisfactory.

We estimate that demand for our automation products will be satisfactory during this year, as the oil, gas and petrochemical industries increase their investments due to the improvement in energy prices and demand. Demand for our services business for automation solutions is expected to be satisfactory.

We expect the demand for metal recycling equipments to improve due to the increasing production volumes of steel, resulting from the strengthening of the global economy. The demand for solid-waste recycling equipment is estimated to be satisfactory. Demand for recycling equipment services is expected to improve in 2010 as the capacity utilization rates of our customers' plants and equipment improve.

We estimate that demand for new fiber lines will recover to a satisfactory level, and demand for rebuilds and services will strengthen during the year. Demand for paper, board and tissue lines is expected to be satisfactory. We expect the capacity utilization rates of the paper and board industry to improve during the year, which should increase the demand for our services business.

We estimate that our net sales in 2010 will exceed the EUR 5 billion level of 2009, and that our profitability will be satisfactory. Our estimate is based on our order backlog, which contains about EUR 2.6 billion worth of deliveries for 2010, and on the expectation that the recovery of the global economy will continue.

The net sales and profitability estimates are based on Metso's current market outlook and business scope as well as foreign exchange rates similar to the first quarter.



Previous guidance (from Financial Statements Review 2009, published on February 8, 2010): "We estimate our net sales in 2010 to remain at about the same EUR 5 billion level as in 2009, and profitability to remain satisfactory. Our estimate is based on our order backlog, which contains about EUR 2.7 billion worth of deliveries for 2010, and on the expectation of continued gradual recovery of global economy. The net sales and profitability estimates are based on Metso's current market outlook and business scope."



Helsinki, April 29, 2010

Metso Corporation's Board of Directors



It should be noted that certain statements herein which are not historical facts, including, without limitation, those regarding expectations for general economic development and the market situation, expectations for customer industry profitability and investment willingness, expectations for company growth, development and profitability and the realization of synergy benefits and cost savings, and statements preceded by "expects", "estimates", "forecasts" or similar expressions, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current decisions and plans and currently known factors. They involve risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results to materially differ from the results currently expected by the company.

Such factors include, but are not limited to:

  1. general economic conditions, including fluctuations in exchange rates and interest levels which influence the operating environment and profitability of customers and thereby the orders received by the company and their margins

  2. the competitive situation, especially significant technological solutions developed by competitors

  3. the company's own operating conditions, such as the success of production, product development and project management and their continuous development and improvement

  4. the success of pending and future acquisitions and restructuring.























The Interim Review is unaudited



CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME








EUR million 1-3/2010 1-3/2009 1-12/2009
Net sales 1,170 1,220 5,016
Cost of goods sold -879 -925 -3,808
Gross profit 291 295 1,208
Selling, general and administrative expenses -233 -239 -938
Other operating income and expenses, net 12 3 24
Share in profits of associated companies 0 0 0
Operating profit 70 59 294
% of net sales 5.9% 4.8% 5.9%
Financial income and expenses, net -27 -22 -72
Profit before taxes 43 37 222
Income taxes -13 -11 -71
Profit 30 26 151




Attributable to:


Shareholders of the company 30 26 150
Minority interests 0 0 1
Profit 30 26 151








Earnings per share, EUR 0.20 0.18 1.06
Diluted earnings per share, EUR 0.20 0.18 1.06










CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME





EUR million 1-3/2010 1-3/2009 1-12/2009
Profit 30 26 151




Cash flow hedges, net of tax -6 -5 14
Available-for-sale equity investments, net of tax 1 6 -1
Currency translation on subsidiary net investments 62 38 74
Net investment hedge gains (losses), net of tax -11 -9 0
Defined benefit plan actuarial gains (losses), net of tax 0 0 -2
Other comprehensive income (expense) 46 30 85
 


Total comprehensive income (expense) 76 56 236




Attributable to:


Shareholders of the company 76 56 235
Minority interests 0 0 1
Total comprehensive income (expense) 76 56 236




CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET










ASSETS










EUR million Mar 31,

2010
Mar 31,

2009
Dec 31,

2009
Non-current assets


Intangible assets


Goodwill 873 789 863
Other intangible assets 302 254 312

1,175 1,043 1,175
Property, plant and equipment


Land and water areas 64 59 62
Buildings and structures 268 245 261
Machinery and equipment 457 372 449
Assets under construction 53 55 47

842 731 819
Financial and other assets


Investments in associated companies 13 14 13
Available-for-sale equity investments 17 26 15
Loan and other interest bearing receivables 6 8 9
Available-for-sale financial investments 244 5 130
Financial instruments held for trading 40 0 40
Derivative financial instruments 0 0 0
Deferred tax asset 184 173 171
Other non-current assets 33 23 44

537 249 422




Total non-current assets 2,554 2,023 2,416




Current assets


Inventories 1,234 1,591 1,172




Receivables


Trade and other receivables 1,060 1,035 938
Cost and earnings of projects under

construction in excess of advance billings
340 334 312
Loan and other interest bearing receivables 8 8 8
Available-for-sale financial assets 74 - 79
Derivative financial instruments 21 27 21
Income tax receivables 46 22 42

1,549 1,426 1,400




Cash and cash equivalents 535 436 727




Total current assets 3,318 3,453 3,299




TOTAL ASSETS 5,872 5,476 5,715


SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY AND LIABILITIES








EUR million Mar 31,

2010
Mar 31,

2009
Dec 31,

2009
Equity


Share capital 241 241 241
Cumulative translation adjustments -11 -107 -62
Fair value and other reserves 699 489 710
Retained earnings 820 775 894
Equity attributable to shareholders 1,749 1,398 1,783




Minority interests 9 9 9




Total equity 1,758 1,407 1,792




Liabilities


Non-current liabilities


Long-term debt 1,326 1,080 1,334
Post employment benefit obligations 191 192 190
Provisions 51 41 52
Derivative financial instruments 6 11 5
Deferred tax liability 53 47 56
Other long-term liabilities 13 3 4
Total non-current liabilities 1,640 1,374 1,641




Current liabilities


Current portion of long-term debt 106 189 173
Short-term debt 53 210 69
Trade and other payables 1,310 1,150 1,065
Provisions 221 245 235
Advances received 405 484 363
Billings in excess of cost and earnings of projects

under construction
295 350 330
Derivative financial instruments 45 59 21
Income tax liabilities 39 8 26
Total current liabilities 2,474 2,695 2,282

     
Total liabilities 4,114 4,069 3,923

     
TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY AND LIABILITIES 5,872 5,476 5,715








NET INTEREST BEARING LIABILITIES


  Mar 31,

2010
Mar 31,

2009
Dec 31,

2009
Long-term interest bearing debt 1,326 1,080 1,334
Short-term interest bearing debt 159 399 242
Cash and cash equivalents -535 -436 -727
Other interest bearing assets -372 -21 -266
Total 578 1,022 583



CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT






EUR million 1-3/

2010
1-3/

2009
1-12/

2009
Cash flows from operating activities:


Profit 30 26 151
Adjustments to reconcile profit to net cash provided by

operating activities



Depreciation and amortization 43 36 143
Interests and dividend income 13 16 58
Income taxes 13 11 71
Other 10 9 18
Change in net working capital -37 94 518
Cash flows from operations 72 192 959
Interest paid and dividends received -6 -11 -51
Income taxes paid -15 -45 -138
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 51 136 770
Cash flows from investing activities:


Capital expenditures on fixed assets -28 -30 -116
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets 1 2 8
Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired -3 -3 -1
Proceeds from sale of businesses, net of cash sold - 2 2
(Investments in) proceeds from sale of financial assets -109 - -221
Other 3 0 1
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities -136 -29 -327
Cash flows from financing activities:


Redemption of own shares -7 -2 -2
Dividends paid - - -99
Net funding -115 13 59
Other - - -6
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities -122 11 -48
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents -207 118 395
Effect from changes in exchange rates 15 4 18
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 727 314 314
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 535 436 727












FREE CASH FLOW










EUR million 1-3/

2010
1-3/

2009
1-12/

2009
Net cash provided by operating activities 51 136 770
Capital expenditures on maintenance investments -17 -18 -61
Proceeds from sale of fixed assets 1 2 8
Free cash flow 35 120 717


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY























EUR million Share
capi-

tal
Cu-

mu-

la-

tive
trans-

la-

tion
ad-

just-

ments
Fair

value

and

other

re-

ser-

ves
Re-

tain-

ed

earn-

ings
Eq-

uity

at-

tri-

but-

able

to

share-

hold-

ers
Mi-

nor-

ity

in-

ter-

ests
To-

tal

eq-

uity

Balance at Jan 1, 2009 241 -136 490 849 1,444 9 1,453









Profit - - - 26 26 - 26









Other comprehensive income (expense)







Cash flow hedges, net of tax - - -5 - -5 - -5
Available-for-sale equity

investments, net of tax
- - 6 - 6 - 6
Currency translation on

subsidiary net investments
- 38 - - 38 - 38
Net investment hedge gains

(losses), net of tax
- -9 - - -9 - -9
Total comprehensive income (expense) - 29 1 26 56 - 56









Dividends - - - -99 -99 - -99
Redemption of own shares - - -3 - -3 - -3
Share-based payments, net of

tax
- - 1 - 1 - 1
Other - - - -1 -1 - -1
Balance at Mar 31, 2009 241 -107 489 775 1,398 9 1,407









Balance at Jan 1, 2010 241 -62 710 894 1,783 9 1,792









Profit - - - 30 30 - 30









Other comprehensive income (expense)







Cash flow hedges, net of tax - - -6 - -6 - -6
Available-for-sale equity

investments, net of tax
- - 1 - 1 - 1
Currency translation on

subsidiary net investments
- 62 - - 62 - 62
Net investment hedge gains (losses),

net of tax
- -11 - - -11 - -11
Total comprehensive income

(expense)
- 51 -5 30 76 - 76









Dividends - - - -104 -104 - -104
Redemption of own shares - - -7 - -7 - -7
Share-based payments, net of tax - - 1 - 1 - 1
Other - - - 0 0 - 0
Balance at Mar 31, 2010 241 -11 699 820 1,749 9 1,758



ACQUISITIONS






Acquisition of Tamfelt in 2009






Metso acquired Tamfelt Corporation, a Finnish corporation listed in the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki exchange, through a public share exchange offer that was completed at the end of December 2009. The total transaction value was EUR 215 million whereof EUR 206 million was compensated by offering 8,593,642 new Metso shares representing 95.2% of Tamfelt's shares and votes. Prior to the transaction, Metso held Tamfelt shares worth EUR 4 million i.e. 2.8% of Tamfelt's shares and votes. The remaining 2.0% of Tamfelt's shares, estimated to amount to about EUR 4 million, will be redeemed with cash in 2010 as per the Finnish Companies Act. The transaction value includes EUR 5 million in expenses and transfer taxes related to the acquisition.




The transaction value, together with the shares already held, exceeded the net assets of Tamfelt by EUR 117 million, whereof EUR 50 million was allocated to intangible assets, representing the fair values of acquired customer base, order backlog and technology. Furthermore, EUR 10 million was allocated to the property, plant and equipment, to reflect their appraisal to fair values. The deferred tax liability resulting from these allocations was EUR 16 million. The remaining EUR 73 million represents goodwill, which reflects the value of assembled workforce, significant synergy benefits and widened business portfolio offering Metso potential to expand its operations into new markets and customer segments.




Had the acquisition occurred on January 1, 2009, Metso's net sales would have increased by EUR 130 million. The calculation of pro forma net income of the acquired business would be impracticable considering the effects of the acquisition cost.




Preliminary details of the acquired net assets and goodwill are as follows:








EUR million Carrying

amount
Fair value

allocations
Fair

value
Intangible assets 4 50 54
Property, plant and equipment 87 10 97
Inventories 30 - 30
Trade and other receivables 30 - 30
Deferred tax liabilities, net -9 -16 -25
Other liabilities assumed -23 - -23
Non-interest bearing net assets 119 44 163




Cash and cash equivalents acquired

19
Debt assumed

-36
Transaction value

-215
Pre-acquisition holding of Tamfelt shares

-4
Goodwill     73




Transaction value settled in cash

-5
Cash and cash equivalents acquired

19
Total cash inflow on acquisition in 2009     14




Amounts settled in 2010

-3
Total cash inflow on Tamfelt acquisition     11


ASSETS PLEDGED AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES













EUR million Mar 31,

2010
Mar 31,

2009
Dec 31,

2009

Mortgages on corporate debt 3 4 20
Other pledges and contingencies



Mortgages 1 1 1
Pledged assets - 0 -
Guarantees on behalf of associated company

obligations
- - -
Other guarantees 5 11 7





Repurchase and other commitments 6 6 6
Lease commitments 227 164 226






NOTIONAL AMOUNTS OF DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

















EUR million Mar 31,

2010
Mar 31,

2009
Dec 31,

2009

Forward exchange rate contracts 1,662 1,254 1,390
Interest rate swaps 183 168 128
Option agreements



Bought 3 - 13
Sold 13 - 6





The notional amount of electricity forwards was 700 GWh as of March 31, 2010 and 616 GWh as of March 31, 2009.
The notional amount of nickel forwards to hedge stainless steel prices was 282 tons as of March 31, 2010 and 210 tons as of March 31, 2009.
The notional amounts indicate the volumes in the use of derivatives, but do not indicate the exposure to risk.


KEY RATIOS







1-3/2010 1-3/2009 1-12/2009
Earnings per share, EUR 0.20 0.18 1.06
Diluted earnings per share, EUR 0.20 0.18 1.06




Equity/share at end of period, EUR 11.69 9.89 11.89
Return on equity (ROE), % (annualized) 7.6 7.1 9.8
Return on capital employed (ROCE) before tax, % (annualized) 8.1 9.0 10.0
Return on capital employed (ROCE) after tax, % (annualized) 6.5 7.5 7.7
Equity to assets ratio at end of period, % 34.0 30.3 35.7
Gearing at end of period, % 32.8 72.6 32.5




Free cash flow, EUR million 35 120 717
Free cash flow/share, EUR 0.23 0.85 5.07
Cash conversion, % 117 462 475




Gross capital expenditure (excl. business acquisitions),

EUR million
29 30 117
Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired, EUR million 3 3 1
Depreciation and amortization, EUR million 43 36 143




Number of outstanding shares at end of period (thousands) 149,634 141,349 149,939
Average number of shares (thousands) 149,840 141,491 141,477
Average number of diluted shares (thousands) 149,929 141,491 141,526




EXCHANGE RATES USED























1-3/

2010
1-3/

2009
1-12/

2009
Mar 31,

2010
Mar 31,

2009
Dec 31,

2009
USD (US dollar) 1.3855 1.3171 1.39560 1.3479 1.3308 1.4406
SEK (Swedish krona) 9.9826 10.9679 10.6092 9.7135 10.9400 10.2520
GBP (Pound sterling) 0.8843 0.9186 0.8948 0.8898 0.9308 0.8881
CAD (Canadian dollar) 1.4523 1.6391 1.5910 1.3687 1.6685 1.5128
BRL (Brazilian real) 2.4970 3.0682 2.7994 2.4043 3.0767 2.5113
CNY (Chinese Renminbi) 9.4582 9.0004 9.5338 9.2006 9.0942 9.8350
AUD (Australian dollar) 1.5407 1.9874 1.7858 1.4741 1.9216 1.6008


FORMULAS FOR CALCULATION OF INDICATORS


Earnings/share:












Profit      


Average number of shares during period



















Equity/share:












Equity attributable to shareholders




Number of shares at end of period


















Return on equity (ROE), %:











Profit   x 100



Total equity (average for period)

















Return on capital employed (ROCE) before tax, %:








Profit before tax + interest and other financial expenses   x 100
Balance sheet total - non-interest bearing liabilities (average for period)














Return on capital employed (ROCE) after tax, %:








Profit + interest and other financial expenses     x 100
Balance sheet total - non-interest bearing liabilities (average for period)














Gearing, %:












Net interest bearing liabilities x 100



Total equity


















Equity to assets ratio, %:











Total equity     x 100


Balance sheet total - advances received
















Free cash flow:












Operating cash flow


- capital expenditures on maintenance investments


+ proceeds from sale of fixed assets  


= Free cash flow












Cash conversion, %:











Free cash flow x 100




Profit





REPORTING SEGMENTS








NET SALES



EUR million 1-3/

2010
1-3/

2009
4/2009-

3/2010
1-12/

2009
Mining and Construction Technology 472 528 2,019 2,075
Energy and Environmental Technology 332 397 1,458 1,523
Paper and Fiber Technology 364 287 1,485 1,408
Valmet Automotive 11 21 46 56
Group Head Office and other - - - -
Group Head Office and others total 11 21 46 56
Intra Metso net sales -9 -13 -42 -46
Metso total 1,170 1,220 4,966 5,016





SHARE IN PROFITS OF ASSOCIATED COMPANIES


EUR million 1-3/

2010
1-3/

2009
4/2009-

3/2010
1-12/

2009
Mining and Construction Technology 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3
Energy and Environmental Technology 0.1 0.3 1.1 1.4
Paper and Fiber Technology 0.0 0.0 -1.1 -1.2
Valmet Automotive - - - -
Group Head Office and other - - - -
Group Head Office and others total - - - -
Metso total 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.5





OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)



EUR million 1-3/

2010
1-3/

2009
4/2009-

3/2010
1-12/

2009
Mining and Construction Technology 38.1 54.9 182.0 198.8
Energy and Environmental Technology 23.5 27.7 113.9 118.1
Paper and Fiber Technology 11.3 -18.2 30.3 0.8
Valmet Automotive -7.1 -0.3 -15.0 -8.2
Group Head Office and other 3.7 -5.5 -6.7 -15.9
Group Head Office and others total -3.4 -5.8 -21.7 -24.1
Metso total 69.5 58.6 304.5 293.6





OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS), % OF NET SALES



% 1-3/

2010
1-3/

2009
4/2009-

3/2010
1-12/

2009
Mining and Construction Technology 8.1 10.4 9.0 9.6
Energy and Environmental Technology 7.1 7.0 7.8 7.8
Paper and Fiber Technology 3.1 -6.3 2.0 0.1
Valmet Automotive -64.5 -1.4 -32.6 -14.6
Group Head Office and other n/a n/a n/a n/a
Group Head Office and others total n/a n/a n/a n/a
Metso total 5.9 4.8 6.1 5.9





EBITA



EUR million 1-3/

2010
1-3/

2009
4/2009-

3/2010
1-12/

2009
Mining and Construction Technology 39.5 55.6 186.7 202.8
Energy and Environmental Technology 28.4 32.3 132.4 136.3
Paper and Fiber Technology 18.5 -14.0 49.0 16.5
Valmet Automotive -7.1 -0.3 -14.9 -8.1
Group Head Office and other 4.5 -4.8 -3.9 -13.2
Group Head Office and others total -2.6 -5.1 -18.8 -21.3
Metso total 83.8 68.8 349.3 334.3





EBITA, % OF NET SALES



% 1-3/

2010
1-3/

2009
4/2009-

3/2010
1-12

/2009
Mining and Construction Technology 8.4 10.5 9.2 9.8
Energy and Environmental Technology 8.6 8.1 9.1 8.9
Paper and Fiber Technology 5.1 -4.9 3.3 1.2
Valmet Automotive -64.5 -1.4 -32.4 -14.5
Group Head Office and other n/a n/a n/a n/a
Group Head Office and others total n/a n/a n/a n/a
Metso total 7.2 5.6 7.0 6.7





ORDERS RECEIVED



EUR million 1-3/

2010
1-3/

2009
4/2009-

3/2010
1-12/

2009
Mining and Construction Technology 559 385 1,834 1,660
Energy and Environmental Technology 356 265 1,388 1,297
Paper and Fiber Technology 461 279 1,566 1,384
Valmet Automotive 11 21 46 56
Group Head Office and other - - - -
Group Head Office and others total 11 21 46 56
Intra Metso orders received -21 -8 -52 -39
Metso total 1,366 942 4,782 4,358


QUARTERLY INFORMATION






















NET SALES




EUR million 1-3/

2009
4-6/

2009
7-9/

2009
10-12/

2009
1-3/

2010
Mining and Construction Technology 528 531 492 524 472
Energy and Environmental Technology 397 357 350 419 332
Paper and Fiber Technology 287 359 356 406 364
Valmet Automotive 21 14 7 14 11
Group Head Office and other - - - - -
Group Head Office and others total 21 14 7 14 11
Intra Metso net sales -13 -14 -9 -10 -9
Metso total 1,220 1,247 1,196 1,353 1,170






OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS)




EUR million 1-3/

2009
4-6/

2009
7-9/

2009
10-12/

2009
1-3/

2010
Mining and Construction Technology 54.9 46.0 53.7 44.2 38.1
Energy and Environmental Technology 27.7 29.7 32.9 27.8 23.5
Paper and Fiber Technology -18.2 -1.6 27.6 -7.0 11.3
Valmet Automotive -0.3 -2.6 -5.5 0.2 -7.1
Group Head Office and other -5.5 -5.6 5.4 -10.2 3.7
Group Head Office and others total -5.8 -8.2 -0.1 -10.0 -3.4
Metso total 58.6 65.9 114.1 55.0 69.5






EBITA




EUR million 1-3/

2009
4-6/

2009
7-9/

2009
10-12/

2009
1-3/

2010
Mining and Construction Technology 55.6 46.9 54.7 45.6 39.5
Energy and Environmental Technology 32.3 34.1 37.1 32.8 28.4
Paper and Fiber Technology -14.0 1.4 32.4 -3.3 18.5
Valmet Automotive -0.3 -2.6 -5.5 0.3 -7.1
Group Head Office and other -4.8 -5.1 5.9 -9.2 4.5
Group Head Office and others total -5.1 -7.7 0.4 -8.9 -2.6
Metso total 68.8 74.7 124.6 66.2 83.8






CAPITAL EMPLOYED




EUR million Mar 31,

2009
June 30,

2009
Sep 30,

2009
Dec 31,

2009
Mar 31,

2010
Mining and Construction Technology 1,221 1,191 1,111 1,072 1,109
Energy and Environmental Technology 686 659 626 524 512
Paper and Fiber Technology 468 475 427 636 675
Valmet Automotive 19 20 27 28 26
Group Head Office and other 493 816 956 1 108 921
Group Head Office and others total 512 836 983 1 136 947
Metso total 2,887 3,161 3,147 3,368 3,243






ORDERS RECEIVED




EUR million 1-3/

2009
4-6/

2009
7-9/

2009
10-12/

2009
1-3/

2010
Mining and Construction Technology 385 398 420 457 559
Energy and Environmental Technology 265 278 250 504 356
Paper and Fiber Technology 279 335 369 401 461
Valmet Automotive 21 14 7 14 11
Group Head Office and other - - - - -
Group Head Office and others total 21 14 7 14 11
Intra Metso orders received -8 -5 -15 -11 -21
Metso total 942 1,020 1,031 1,365 1,366






ORDER BACKLOG




EUR million Mar 31,

2009
June 30,

2009
Sep 30,

2009
Dec 31,

2009
Mar 31,

2010
Mining and Construction Technology 1,347 1,196 1,103 1,041 1,182
Energy and Environmental Technology 1,182 1,035 939 1,032 1,073
Paper and Fiber Technology 1,438 1,304 1,330 1,380 1,516
Valmet Automotive - - - - -
Group Head Office and other - - - - -
Group Head Office and others total - - - - -
Intra Metso order backlog -33 -23 -32 -38 -51
Metso total 3,934 3,512 3,340 3,415 3,720






PERSONNEL Mar 31,

2009
June 30,

2009
Sep 30,

2009
Dec 31,

2009
Mar 31,

2010
Mining and Construction Technology 10,826 10,344 10,014 9,541 9,550
Energy and Environmental Technology 6,387 6,349 6,119 6,060 5,873
Paper and Fiber Technology 10,090 9,858 9,475 10,459 10,326
Valmet Automotive 618 636 636 679 705
Group Head Office and other 391 421 419 427 494
Group Head Office and others total 1,009 1,057 1,055 1,106 1,199
Metso total 28,312 27,608 26,663 27,166 26,948


Notes to the Interim Review



We have prepared this Interim Review in accordance with IAS 34 'Interim Financial Reporting'. The same accounting policies have been applied as in the annual financial statements. This Interim Review is unaudited.


New accounting standards


IFRS 9

IASB has published a new standard IFRS 9 'Financial instruments: Recognition and measurement'. The standard represents the first milestone in the IASB's planned replacement of IAS 39. It addresses classification and measurement of financial assets. The next steps involve reconsideration and re-exposure of the classification and measurement requirements for financial liabilities, impairment testing methods for financial assets, and development of enhanced guidance on hedge accounting. We are currently evaluating the effects on our financial statements, and expect the standard to have major impacts on the accounting of financial instruments.

IFRS 9 becomes effective for the financial statements or periods beginning after January 1, 2013. It is still subject to endorsement by the European Union, and the endorsement process has been postponed.

Provided that the standard has received endorsement by the European Union, we will apply the standard for the financial year beginning on January 1, 2013.


Subpoena from the United States Department of Justice requiring Metso to produce documents

In November 2006, Metso Minerals Industries, Inc., our U.S. subsidiary, received a subpoena from the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice calling for Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. to produce certain documents. The subpoena relates to an investigation of potential antitrust violations in the rock crushing and screening equipment industry. We are co-operating fully with the Department of Justice.


Shares and share capital

At the end of March 2010, our share capital was EUR 240,982,843.80 and the number of shares was 150,348,256. The number of shares includes 714,681 Metso shares held by the parent company, which represent 0.5 percent of all the shares and votes. The average number of shares outstanding in first quarter of 2010, excluding Metso shares held by the Parent Company, was 149,839,765 and the average number of diluted shares was 149,929,214.

During February-March 2010, we executed a repurchase of 300,000 of our own shares relating to our share-based management incentive program decided on in October 2009 (Metso Share Ownership Plan 2010-2012). The average purchase price of the shares was EUR 23.47 and the total amount EUR 7,040,303.60.

During the first quarter, 5,064 shares were returned from Metso Share Ownership Plan participants to the Parent Company due to employment terminations.

Our market capitalization, excluding Metso shares held by the Parent Company, was EUR 3,578 million on March 31, 2010.

Metso is not aware of any valid shareholders' agreements regarding the ownership of Metso shares or voting rights.


Share-based incentive plans

Metso's share ownership plans are part of the remuneration and commitment program for the management of the Group and the businesses. For further information, see www.metso.com/investors


Share ownership plan (SOP) for 2009-2011

In October 2008, the Board of Directors approved a new share ownership plan for the years 2009-2011. The SOP includes one three-year earnings period and required participants' personal investment in Metso shares at the beginning of the program. Any possible reward from the plan requires continued employment with Metso and reaching the financial targets set for the plan. The SOP has about 90 participants and the rewards paid corresponds a maximum of around 370,000 Metso shares. The plan will not have diluting effect on the share value. Members of the Executive Team may receive a maximum of 77,400 shares as share rewards in the SOP 2009-2011.


Share ownership plan (SOP) for 2010-2012

In October 2009, the Board of Directors approved a similar share ownership plan for the years 2010-2012. The plan includes one three-year earnings period and required participants' personal investment in Metso shares. Any possible reward from the plan require continued employment with Metso and reaching the financial targets set for the plan. The program has about 90 participants and the rewards paid corresponds a maximum of around 340,000 Metso shares. The plan will not have diluting effect on the share value. Members of the Executive Team may receive a maximum of 77,400 shares as share rewards in the SOP 2010-2012.


Trading of Metso shares

The number of Metso Corporation shares traded on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Exchange during January-March was 67,073,941 shares, equivalent to a turnover of EUR 1,619 million. The share price on March 31, 2010 was EUR 23.91 and the average trading price for the period was EUR 24.14. The highest quotation during the review period was EUR 27.47 and the lowest EUR 20.91.

Metso's ADSs (American Depositary Shares) are traded in the United States on the OTC market. On March 31, 2009, the closing price of an ADS was USD 33.40. Each ADS represents one share.


Disclosures of changes in holdings

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited announced that on February 24, 2010 the BlackRock, Inc. holding in shares of Metso amounted to 7,563,054 shares, which corresponds to 5.03 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited announced that on March 19, 2010 the BlackRock, Inc. holding in shares of Metso Corporation fell below the 5 percent threshold. The holding amounted to 7,298,453 shares, which corresponds to 4.85 percent of the total amount of shares and votes in Metso Corporation.


Credit ratings

There were no changes in credit ratings during the first quarter of 2010.

Current ratings are from November 2009, Moody's Investor's Service confirmed Metso's Baa2 long-term credit rating and the outlook remained negative. Standard and Poor's confirmed on February 2009, our BBB long-term credit rating and changed the outlook from stable to negative. At the same time our short-term credit rating was lowered from A-2 to A-3.




Metso's financial reporting in 2010

The Interim Review for January-June 2010 will be published on July 29, 2010 and the Interim Review for January-September 2010 on October 28, 2010 respectively.



Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com


Further information, please contact:

Jorma Eloranta, President and CEO, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 (0)204 84 3000

Olli Vaartimo, Executive Vice President and CFO, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 (0)204 84 3010

Johanna Henttonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 (0)204 84 3253


Metso Corporation


Olli Vaartimo
Executive Vice President and CFO


Johanna Henttonen
Vice President, Investor Relations


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