Profitable growth

We maintain our competitiveness through innovation, cost-efficiency and high profitability.

​​​​On a stable foundation

Financial performance is an absolute requirement for the continuous development of operations. We shoulder our responsibility for the environment, our partners and each other to ensure a successful business and forest economy. We maintain our competitiveness through innovation, cost-efficiency and high profitability. We invest in business functions with a good long-term growth outlook.

Financial reporting in 2017

In 2017, Metsä Group’s and Metsä Board’s financial reports are published as follows:

4 May 2017: Interim Report for January–March 2017
3 August 2017: Half Year Financial Report for January–June 2017
1 November 2017: Interim Report for January–September 2017

Metsä Group’s Financial Statements 2016 including the management report will be published in English and Finnish as a pdf file on Metsä Group's website on the week beginning 27 February 2017.

Key figures

Metsä Group2016 2015 ​2014
​Sales, EUR million​4.6585,016​4,970
​Operating result, excl. non-recurring items, EUR million​439​537​​418
​ROCE, %​10.2​13.7 11.1

​ROCE, excl. non-recurring items

​10.213.6​11.4
​ROE, %​11.2​​15.9 ​13.0
​ROE, excl. non-recurring items​11.0​​15.8 ​13.4
​Equity, %​43.9​​43.2​37.9
​Net gearing, %4025​46
​Interest-bearing net liabilities, EUR million1 033​610​938
​Investments, EUR million​757.9​​491.6 ​143
​Personnel at the end of the period, rolling average​​9.6​26​​10.117​​ ​10,775
Investing in Metsä Group  
 

As its name suggests, Metsä Group’s parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative is a cooperative owned by its members. After paying for their members’ capital shares, members may increase their holding by investing in Metsäliitto’s additional shares.