Stock Exchange release October 7, 2019 08:35:00 PM CET

Metso publishes illustrative financial information for its continuing Flow Control operations (new Neles) for the years 2016–2018 and for the periods January–June 2019 and 2018

Metso publishes illustrative financial information for its continuing Flow Control operations (new Neles) for the years 2016–2018 and for the periods January–June 2019 and 2018

Metso Corporation, stock exchange release, October 7, 2019, at 8:35 p.m.  EEST

On July 4, 2019, Metso announced that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to combine Metso Minerals Business and Outotec to create Metso Outotec. As a result, Metso’s Flow Control business will become the continuing business of the currently listed Metso, which will be subsequently renamed Neles, an independent listed company supplying flow control products and services. The transaction will be executed through a partial demerger of Metso, in which all assets and liabilities of Metso that relate to, or primarily serve, the Metso Minerals Business will transfer without liquidation of Metso to Outotec.

The completion of the demerger is expected to be registered in the second quarter of 2020, subject to the approval of the demerger by the Extraordinary General Meetings of both Metso and Outotec, convened to be held on October 29, 2019, the statutory creditor hearing process and receipt of all required regulatory and other approvals.

Outotec has today, October 7, 2019, published a prospectus relating to the demerger and combination of Metso Minerals Business (later also “Metso Minerals”) and Outotec.

The prospectus is available at www.metso.com/news/metso-outotec-neles.


In addition to the information published in the prospectus, Metso is publishing selected unaudited illustrative financial information for its proposed continuing Flow Control business (later also “the new Neles”) for the years 2016–2018 and for the periods January–June 2019 and January–June 2018. Attached to this release is the carve-out information relating to the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statements for 2016–2018 and for the periods January–June 2019 and the comparison period of 2018.

Illustrative financial carve-out information of the new Neles (unaudited)

EUR millionH1/2019H1/2018Change %201820172016
Orders received35632211628555504
Orders received by services business836920136123116
  share of orders received, %2321 222223
Order backlog2982778276235215
Sales32327916593522528
Sales by services business706017128115114
  share of sales, %2221 222222
Adjusted EBITA503832876570
  share of sales, %15.413.6 14.712.413.3
Operating profit483730836268
  share of sales, %14.813.2 14.112.012.9
Profit for the period322719603239
Net cash flow from operating activities4018 701663
Net working capital-453 440-1
Net debt-41-48 -74-141-141
Gearing, %-17.1-24.3 -31.6-50.0-54.6
Equity to assets ratio, %35.239.2 37.847.137.9
Total assets69953331636625703
Personnel at the end of period2,9682,493192,7832,3672,376

Background of the unaudited illustrative carve-out financial information

The above and the attached unaudited financial carve-out information illustrate the results of operations and financial position of the new Neles had the partial demerger taken place on January 1, 2016. The information is based on financial data derived from Metso’s audited consolidated financial statements as of and for the years ended December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016 and from Metso’s unaudited consolidated half-year review for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2019, and 2018. The information includes the impact of Group-level income, expenses, assets and liabilities allocated for carve-out purposes. Therefore, the new Neles figures presented here include some carve-out impacts that are not included in the reported figures of Metso’s Flow Control segment.

The carve-out information as at and for the years ended December 31, 2018, December 31, 2017, and December 31, 2016, present the new Neles as a single economic entity; the information has been prepared using the same historical financial information of the relevant entities and business as part of the Metso Group and using the same accounting principles and carrying amounts as in the Metso Group. The carve-out information has been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as adopted by the EU.

This unaudited information of the new Neles is presented for illustrative purposes only. It does not necessarily reflect what the combined results of operations and financial position would have been had the new Neles existed as a separate independent legal group from January 1, 2016, and had it therefore presented stand-alone consolidated financial information during the periods presented. Further, this carve-out information may not be indicative of the new Neles’ future performance, financial position or cash flows.

Basis of preparation of the unaudited illustrative carve-out financial information

The following significant principles to historical carve-out information have been applied in the preparation of the illustrative carve-out financial information for the new Neles:

  • All the revenues, expenses, assets, and liabilities relating to the Metso Minerals Business have been excluded from Metso’s reported consolidated financial information.
  • Intercompany transactions and assets and liabilities between the new Neles entities included in the carve-out information have been eliminated. The carve-out information includes the new Neles entities’ transactions and balance sheet items. Intercompany transactions and balance sheet items with other Metso Group companies previously considered as intercompany transactions in Metso’s consolidated reporting have been treated as transactions with related parties.
  • In connection with the partial demerger, part of Metso’s existing borrowings and related financial income and expenses are carved out to Metso Minerals according to the demerger plan. In addition, Metso will seek the needed consent and waivers from its noteholders.
  • The remaining amount of the new Neles’ equity of the historical Metso Group’s equity balance in the illustrative consolidated balance sheets represents the amount of net assets attributable to Metso’s continuing Flow Control operations. The adjustments made to equity reflect the Metso Minerals Business’ contemplated equity structure and the decrease in the share capital of the continuing operations in accordance with the demerger plan.
  • Metso adopted new IFRS 16 Leases standard on January 1, 2019, using the non-retrospective approach where comparative periods were not restated. Thus, the earlier periods presented here are not comparative with the period ended June 30, 2019. The Flow Control business recognized as at January 1, 2019, as right-of-use assets and lease liability of EUR 51 million in the balance sheet, which was previously reported as off-balance sheet liabilities.
  • The amount of transferring borrowings is based on the assumption of the total amount of borrowings to be transferred in the partial demerger. The final amount of assets and liabilities, including borrowings, may differ from those presented in this illustrative financial information as such balances will be determined based on the carrying values of the transferring assets and liabilities on the effective date of the partial demerger. This could lead to variation in the figures presented here regarding the operations and financial position of the new Neles.

Calculation of key figures

 Adjusted EBITA=Operating profit (EBIT) + restructuring and acquisition-related costs + amortization
     
     
     
 Net working capital=Inventories + trade receivables + other non-interest bearing receivables + customer contract assets and liabilities, net - trade payables - advances received - other non-interest bearing liabilities
     
 Net debt=Interest bearing liabilities - non-current financial assets - loan and other interest bearing receivables (current and non-current) - liquid funds
     
 Gearing=Net debt× 100
Total equity
     
 Equity to assets ratio=Total equity× 100
Balance sheet total - advances received
     

For further information, please contact:

Juha Rouhiainen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 5132,

                                  
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