2021-08-04 08:00:00 CEST

2021-08-04 08:00:21 CEST


Metso Outotec Oyj - Half Year financial report

Metso Outotec’s Half-Year Report January 1 – June 30, 2021

Metso Outotec Corporation’s stock exchange release on August 4, 2021, at 09:00
a.m. EEST

Metso Outotec has prepared both illustrative and IFRS-based historical segment
information for January-June 2020, prior to the merger of Metso Minerals and
Outotec. The illustrative combined historical information is presented as a
combination of Metso Minerals carve-out information and Outotec information,
according to the Metso Outotec structure.

Figures in brackets refer to the corresponding period in 2020, unless otherwise

Second quarter 2021 in brief, IFRS (comparison period illustrative combined)

  · Strong market activity in all segments
  · Orders received grew by 43 percent to EUR 1,360 million (EUR 953 million)
  · Sales EUR 1,010 million (EUR 1,016 million)
  · Adjusted EBITA EUR 131 million, or 12.9% of sales (EUR 139 million, or
  · Operating profit EUR 97 million, or 9.6% of sales (EUR 89 million, or 8.8%)

January-June 2021 in brief, IFRS (comparison period illustrative combined)

  · Orders received grew by 21 percent to EUR 2,462 million (EUR 2,037 million)
  · Sales EUR 1,935 million (EUR 1,963 million)
  · Adjusted EBITA EUR 245 million, or 12.7% of sales (EUR 234 million, or
  · Operating profit EUR 188 million, or 9.7% of sales (EUR 158 million, or
  · Earnings per share EUR 0.15
  · Cash flow from operations EUR 272 million
  · EUR 105 million annual run rate of the Metso Outotec cost synergies achieved
by the end of June

President and CEO Pekka Vauramo:

During the second quarter, we saw continued positive market development as well
as good progress in our integration and sustainability actions. Market activity,
which started to improve in late 2020, was strong in all our segments and
translated into an order growth of 43% in the second quarter. The Aggregates
business has enjoyed a robust recovery of infrastructure investments in Europe
and in the US, and quarterly orders were even higher than in the first quarter.
The Minerals and Metals segments had a steady flow of small and mid-size orders,
and in addition, received a few larger orders. Importantly, we have won many of
these orders thanks to our Planet Positive portfolio, which is designed to help
our customers to improve the sustainability and productivity of their
operations. The pandemic continues to limit the opportunities in the services
business, as restrictions to site access are in place in some markets. On the
other hand, in those markets, where the situation has eased, activity related to
on-site service work is increasing.

The Metso Outotec integration has proceeded ahead of plan, and as of the end of
June we had achieved a run-rate of EUR 105 million in cost synergies. This
compares to our target of EUR 120 million run-rate at the end of 2021, which we
are confident to meet. Revenue synergies are also materializing, and our backlog
related to revenue synergies stood at EUR 91 million at the end of June. In
addition to the integration, we are making progress on our portfolio
streamlining with the divestments of the Aluminium business and most recently
the Waste Recycling business.

Our quarterly sales were flat year-on-year, despite the strong growth in the
Aggregates segment. The Minerals and Metals segments are, as expected, impacted
by timing of deliveries in our backlog being weighted to the second half of the
year. The rapid economic recovery has put pressure on global supply chains and
logistics, and as this has coincided with the implementation of our internal
footprint and warehouse consolidation, it resulted in delivery delays in our
Minerals business. We have implemented corrective actions and will be able to
deliver more efficient and sustainable logistics to our customers. Lower sales
affected Minerals’ profitability, while Aggregates achieved a stronger adjusted
EBITA margin than ever before. The profitability of the Metals segment turned to
positive, thanks to the successful turnaround actions.

Looking forward to the second half of the year, we expect to see further
recovery from the pandemic and our customers being active in their ongoing
operations and future investments. Sustainability is becoming one of the top
priorities for consumers and industries and it is a strategic priority for us as
well. Thanks to this approach, we are confident that we are well-positioned and
have the most comprehensive offering to help our customers to meet their
sustainability and productivity targets.

Covid-19 market update

The Covid-19 pandemic continued to affect Metso Outotec’s end markets and
customer operations during January-June 2021. Restrictions on workforce mobility
and limited access to customer sites were still effective in the second quarter
in several countries, while in some other markets, such as North America and
Australia, domestic travel has recovered enabling an increase in customer
activity related to on-site work. Metso Outotec’s own operations have continued
to run with additional health and safety measures and without major disruptions.

Market outlook

According to its disclosure policy, Metso Outotec’s market outlook describes the
expected sequential development of market activity during the following six
-month period using three categories: improve, remain at the current level, or

Metso Outotec expects the market activity to remain at the current strong level,
subject to the development of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Key figures (Q2/2021 IFRS, other periods illustrative combined)

EUR million       IFRS  Restated*  Change      Q1  Restated  Change    2020
               Q2/2021    Q2/2020       %  -Q2/20        Q1       %
                                               21  -Q2/2020
Orders           1,360        953      43   2,462     2,037      21   4,150
Orders             577        531       9   1,136     1,092       4   2,071
received by
% of orders         42         56       -      46        54       -      50
Order backlog        -          -       -   2,876         -       -   2,366
Sales            1,010      1,016      -1   1,935     1,963      -1   3,897
Sales by           511        513       0     993     1,012      -2   2,017
% of sales          51         51       -      51        52              52
Adjusted           131        139      -6     245       234       5     448
% of sales        12.9       13.7       -    12.7      11.9            11.5
Operating           97         89       9     188       158      19     253
% of sales         9.6        8.8       -     9.7       8.0       -     6.5
Earnings per      0.07          -       -    0.15         -       -    0.20
Cash flow          107          -       -     272         -       -     587
Gearing, %           -          -       -    33.5      45.6       -    39.2
Personnel at    15,681          -       -       -         -       -  15,466
end of period

*Excluding Recycling business, which is classified as discontinued operations

Audiocast and conference call details

Metso Outotec’s President and CEO Pekka Vauramo and CFO Eeva Sipilä will present
the results in an audiocast and a conference call for analysts and investors on
the same day at 1:00 p.m. EEST.

The audiocast can be followed at
the company’s website (http://www.mogroup.com/investors/financials/interim
-review). A recording and a transcript will be available at the same webpage
after the event has finished.

Conference call participants are requested to dial in five minutes before the
event on:
United States: +1 631 913 1422
other countries: +44 333 300 0804

The confirmation code for joining the conference call is 92149959#

Further information, please contact:

Juha Rouhiainen, Vice President, Investor Relations, Metso Outotec Corporation,
tel. +358 20 484 3253,
email: juha.rouhiainen(a)mogroup.com (juha.rouhiainen@mogroup.com)

Metso Outotec Corporation


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Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions
and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining
industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency,
increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product
and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change.

Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with Science
Based Targets. We ranked 8th on the 2021 Global 100 list of the world’s most
sustainable companies.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in
more than 50 countries and its sales for 2020 were about EUR 3.9 billion. The
company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
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