SCANFIL PLC                 INTERIM REPORT           29 APRIL 2016  9.00 A.M.


January – March
– Turnover totalled EUR 130.4 million (Q1 2015: 45.9), up to 183.8%
– Operating profit EUR 0.4 million (Q1 2015: 2.7), 0.3% (Q1 2015: 5.8%) of turnover
– Operating profit excluding non-recurring items EUR 5.1 million (2.7), 3.9%  (5.8%) of turnover
– Profit was EUR -1.7 million (Q1 2015: 2.7)
– Earnings per share amounted EUR -0.03 (Q1 2015: 0.05)
– Earnings per share without non-recurring items EUR 0.05

January – March pro forma
– Turnover  EUR 130.4 million (Q1 2015: 112.1), up to 16.3%
– Operating profit excluding non-recurring EUR 5.1 million (Q1 2015: 2.9), up to 72.6%

The pro forma comparison figures have been calculated to illustrate a scenario in which Scanfil Plc and PartnerTech AB were merged on 1 January 2015.

The non-recurring items recognised for January–March 2016 totalled EUR 4.7 million and consisted of impairment and provisions related to the close-down of the operations of PartnerTech AS.

Future prospects

Scanfil estimates that its turnover for 2016 will be EUR 500–550 million and the operating profit before non-recurring items will amount to EUR 22–28 million.

Petteri Jokitalo, CEO of Scanfil plc:
“Our turnover for the first quarter of 2016 was EUR 130 million, which represents an increase of around 16 per cent in comparison to our pro forma turnover for the corresponding period of the previous year. Our operating profit before non-recurring items totalled EUR 5.1 million, marking an increase of 73 per cent year-on-year (pro forma). Demand developed favourably, particularly in the Medtech, Energy and Automation, and Defence customer segments.

The integration of the companies, the elimination of overlap in administration and factories and the restructuring of poorly profitable factories continued as planned. The ramp-down of the factory in Norway progressed, and the Sweden-based PartnerTech Aerodyn AB was divested. Measures to eliminate overlap and streamline operations were started in China. An investigation into the possible divestment of the PartnerTech Karlskoga factory and potential buyers was launched. After the review period, in April, statutory labour negotiations were completed at the factory in England. It was decided that the plant would be closed down. 

I am pleased with the progress of the integration and synergy processes during the first quarter. I am confident that we will achieve our targets.”

Key Indicators      
  1 – 3 1 – 3 1 – 12
  2016 2015 2015
Return on equity, % -6.1 11.0 8.6
Return on investment, % 0.9 12.0 10.2
Interest-bearing liabilities, EUR million 79.0 9.5 83.4
Gearing, % 47.3 -12.8 60.3
Equity ratio, % 39.1 71.2 34.2
Gross investments, EUR million 0.7 2.2 54.3
% of net turnover 0.5 4.8 14.4
Personnel, average 3 780 1 781 2 690
Earnings per share, EUR -0.03 0.05 0.15
Shareholders´ equity per share, EUR 1.80 1.79 1.76
Number of shares at      
the end of period, 000´s      
 – not counting own shares 63 445 57 730 57 730
 – weighted average 63 445 57 730 57 730
Owing to the nature of the sector, the company´s order book covers only a short period of time and does not give an accurate picture of future development.

Financial development

The Group’s turnover for January – March was EUR 130.4 (45.9) million.  The breakdown of turnover by regional segment was as follows: Europe and USA 82% (63%), Asia 18% (37%).

The Group’s operating profit for January–March was EUR 0.4 (2.7) million, representing 0.3% (5.8%) of turnover. The operating profit includes a total of EUR 4.7 million of non-recurring expenses. The non-recurring items consisted of impairment and provisions related to the close-down of the operations of PartnerTech AS. The operating profit before non-recurring items was EUR 5.1 million, or 3.9% of the turnover. In the first quarter of 2015, non-recurring items totalled EUR 0.1 million. 

The Group has a high tax rate as a result of the loss related to its business operations in Norway, the provision related to the close-down of operations and the derecognition of deferred tax assets related to Scanfil Limited. Excluding the items mentioned above, the effective tax rate was around 24%.

The result for the period was EUR -1.7 million (2.7 million), and the result before non-recurring items was EUR 3.0 million. 

Earnings per share were EUR -0.03 (0.05), and earnings per share before non-recurring items were EUR 0.05. The return on investment was 0.9% (12.0%).

Publication of financial releases

This stock exchange release is a summary of the Scanfil Group’s Interim Report 1 January – 31 March, 2016 and includes the most relevant information of the report. The complete report is attached to this release as a pdf file and is also available on the company’s website at



Petteri Jokitalo


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Scanfil is an international contract manufacturer and system supplier for the electronics industry with 40 years of experience in demanding contract manufacturing. Scanfil provides its customers with an extensive array of services, ranging from product design to product manufacturing, material procurement and logistics solutions. Vertically integrated production and a comprehensive supply chain are the foundation of Scanfil’s competitive advantages: speed, flexibility and reliability.

Typical Scanfil products include mobile and communications network devices, automation system modules, frequency converters, lift control systems, analysers, various slot and vending machines, and devices related to medical technology and meteorology. Scanfil services are used by numerous international automation, energy, IT and health service providers, as well as companies operating in the field of urbanisation. Scanfil’s network of factories consists of 15 production units in Europe, Asia and North America. The total number of employees is 3,800.

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