Scanfil Group’s Interim Report 1 January – 31 March 2018




Q1/2018: Positive year start, strengthening outlook for the rest of the year

January – March

– Turnover totalled to EUR 139.6 million (Q1 2017:122.2), growth 14.2%
– Operating profit EUR 10.3 (6.2) million, 7.4 (5.0)% of turnover
– Profit for the review period was EUR 7.6 (5.8) million
– Earnings per share were EUR 0.12 (0.09)

Future outlook

Scanfil plc upgraded (13 April 2018) its turnover and operating profit outlook for 2018 and estimates that the turnover will be approximately EUR 545 – 585 million and the operating profit EUR 36 – 40 million.

Scanfil’s previous estimate was that its turnover for 2018 will be EUR 530 – 570 million and operating profit was estimated to be EUR 33 – 37 million.

Q1/2018 Q1/2017 Change% 2017
Turnover, EUR million 139.6 122.2 14% 529.9
Operating Profit, EUR million 10.3 6.2 67% 31.3
Operating Profit, % 7.4 5.0 5.9
Net Profit, EUR million 7.6 5.8 30% 25.8
Earnings per Share, EUR 0.12 0.09 30% 0.40
Return on Equity, % 23.7 20.9 22.2
Equity Ratio, % 42.1 39.4 40.7
Net Gearing, % 35.2 40.0 32.6
Net Cash Flow from Operations, EUR million -3.1 5.1 -162% 21.3
Employees (Average) 3 405 3 214 6 % 3 254

Petteri Jokitalo, CEO of Scanfil plc:

We expected to have a positive start for the year and this we got. The first quarter turnover increased by 14%, supported by the growth in almost all customer segments. The development of the factory network productivity proceeded well, which can be seen in the first quarter profitability. The operating profit in the quarter was EUR 10.3 million with a growth of 67% from the previous year with an operating margin of 7.4%. The return on equity was 23.7%. We have now improved our operating profit both in absolute and relative terms for five consecutive quarters in a row. I am pleased with the sales and profitability development during the first quarter as well as with our longer-term business development.

The availability of the components continued to be challenging which required much focus and activities from our sourcing team. The actions taken ensured the maximum availability of the components, and we did not suffer from remarkable material shortages during the quarter. I am very satisfied with the work done by the sourcing team in this demanding situation. We were also preparing ourselves for second quarter delivery volumes and components needs, which can be seen in the working capital increase.

We continued our investment program and, among other things, took into use a new SMT line in our Suzhou factory. Additionally, we placed orders for new SMT line, 3D testing equipment, and automated testing system. Deliveries of ordered lines will take place mainly by the end of the second quarter. The acquisition of new lines, the value of about EUR 3 million, will bring our automated electronics production into the next level, and it will further improve our production performance, quality and productivity and clearly increase the value-add for our customers.

Our customer demand for the rest of the year has developed better than we expected. We updated our guidance, and according to our new guidance we expect to reach turnover EUR 545 – 585 million and operating profit EUR 36 – 40 million. Higher turnover will partly increase operating profit; also positive productivity development of the factories will have an impact on profitability.

I thank the employees of Scanfil for excellent work. I am happy with the progress of Scanfil and confident that the targets we set will be met.

Financial Development

The Group’s turnover for January – March was EUR 139.6 (122.2) million, growth 14.2% compared to the

corresponding period of the previous year. The Group’s operating profit for January – March was EUR 10.3 (6.2) million, 7.4 (5.0)% of turnover. Operating profit grew 66.9% compared the corresponding period of the previous year. The net profit for the review period was EUR 7.6 (5.8) million.

Earnings per share for the review period were EUR 0.12 (0.09). Return on investment was 21.8 (16.7)%.

Publication of financial releases

This stock exchange release is a summary of the Scanfil Group’s interim report 1 January – 31 March 2018 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 10 production units in Europe, Asia and North America. The total number of employees is about 3,500.

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