Itella Corporation Interim Report January-September 2012



July-September 2012


January-September 2012



Key figures of Itella Group 7-9/2012 7-9/2011 1-9/2012 1-9/2011 2011
Net sales, MEUR 445.6 449.4 1,404.1 1,382.0 1,900.1
Operating result (non-IFRS), MEUR  *) 11.9 10.7 40.4 7.0 30.5
Operating result (non-IFRS), % *) 2.7 2.4 2.9 0.5 1.6
Operating result (EBIT), MEUR 11.9 -21.5 29.9 -25.6 -5.9
Operating result (EBIT), % 2.7 -4.8 2.1 -1.9 -0.3
Result before taxes, MEUR 10.3 -24.3 23.8 -33.1 -16.4
Result for the period, MEUR 4.9 -22.9 9.1 -37.1 -30.7
Return on equity, %, 12 months     2.3 -4.4 -4.5
Return on investment, %, 12 months     6.0 -0.6 -0.2
Equity ratio, %     48.1 47.3 46.1
Gearing, %     22.3 31.0 22.1
Gross capital expenditure, MEUR 19.6 43.1 64.8 66.9 102.9
Employees on average 27,310 28,806 27,391 28,711 28,493
*) Non-IFRS = excluding non-recurring items        


Jukka Alho, President and CEO:

"Itella's business development during the current year has been mainly positive. The areas experiencing the most significant downturns comprise the traditional letter and publication businesses. Although the company's profitability is yet to achieve targeted levels, the improvement in comparison to last year is significant. It is notable that Itella's solvency has remained on a good, stable level also during times of economic uncertainty.

The profitability of the Information business is in the process of restoring itself, even though the non-recurring items of the German printing business disposed of during the first half of the year will be evident in year-end results.

The impact of earlier measures aiming to improve profitability is clearly evident in the Mail Communications' business as well as in the company's activities on the whole. This has allowed us to compensate for the volume decline in traditional postal traffic, at least in the short-term. The volumes of e-commerce have continued their positive growth and Itella's competitiveness is faring increasingly better.

Itella Logistics' net sales are growing, despite the uncertainty in economic trends. At the end of the year, this will furthermore be impacted by the business acquired from VR. Volumes and warehouse fill rates in Russia have also developed positively - a fact that is evident in the solid increase of net sales. The year-round performance of Logistics will nevertheless lag clearly behind targets due to both the change process underway in Scandinavia and a loss occurrence in St. Petersburg.

All in all, Itella's business has shown positive development trends throughout the year. Because of this, I want to express my gratitude to Itella's entire personnel, who has worked very hard to achieve this success."


Itella's full Interim Report

Sari Helander, CFO, tel. +358 50 379 1819,

NASDAQ OMX Helsinki 
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The financial statements for 2012 will be published on February 15, 2013.



Itella Group provides solutions for managing information and product flows. Itella operates in mail communication, logistics and financial processes in Europe and Russia. In 2011, the Group reported net sales of EUR 1 900 million and employed 27,500 professionals.