Outlook and disclosures

Metso publishes its outlook quarterly and provides updates on the outlook when necessary. The disclosure policy is approved by the Board of Directors and updated when necessary.

Market outlook

February 6, 2019

Metso has changed the structure of its market outlook statement. Going forward, the market outlook will describe the expected sequential development in market activity during the following six-month period. Expected development will be described using three categories: grow, remain at the current level, or decline.

Metso’s market outlook:
Market activity in Minerals is expected to continue to grow in both equipment and services business.
Market activity in Flow Control is expected to continue to grow in both equipment and services business.

Financial targets

Metso's financial targets are:

  • Sales to exceed market growth
  • Adjusted EBITA-margin over 15%
  • Return on Capital Employed, before taxes over 30%

Our dividend policy is to distribute at least 50% of annual earnings per share as dividend.

Disclosure Policy

Metso follows the principle of equality in its investor communications and aims to give all market participants simultaneous and timely access to the information they need so that they can determine the value of the Metso shares in an informed manner.

Metso follows the rules and recommendations of the Nasdaq OMX Helsinki exchange, as well as the regulation set forth in the Finnish Companies Act and Finnish Securities Markets Act and other relevant laws and the standards of the Financial Supervision Authority (FSA) in Finland.

Disclosure policy is approved by the Board of Directors. The policy describes the main principles and practices of stock exchange communications according to which Metso communicates with its key stakeholders. The purpose of the disclosure policy is to promote the reliability and consistency of the disclosure methods used and to describe the decision-making procedures involved in disclosure.    

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