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.

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Key figures

Metsä Group                                                                2018​                               2017                                                     2016                  
​Sales, EUR million                                                                                   5,709
                               ​5,040
                                                             4,658
 
​Operating result, excl. non-recurring items, EUR million         849
                               ​566
                                                             ​439​
​ROCE, %                                                                                                     16.6                                  ​12.6
                                                             ​10.2

​ROCE, excl. non-recurring items                                                       16.8

                               ​12.3
                                                             ​10.2
​ROE, %                                                                                                        18.5                               14.5
​​                                                             11.2  
​ROE, excl. non-recurring items                                                          18.7
                               ​14.0​​                                                             11.0 
​Equity, %                                                                                                    53.1
​                               45.0
​​                                                             43.9
 
​Net gearing, %                                                                                          13
                               34
                                                             ​40
​Interest-bearing net liabilities, EUR million                                    463
                              993                                                             1,033
​Investments, EUR million                                                                     271.9
​                              607.7
                                                            ​​757.9
​Personnel at the end of the period, rolling average                    9,464
                              ​​9,399​​                                                            9,626​​  

Financial reporting

Metsä Group will publish the following financial reports in 2019 and 2020
Interim report for January–September 2019: 31 October 2019

Financial Statements Bulletin for the year 2019: 12 February 2020
Interim report for January–March 2020: 29 April 2020
Half-year financial report for January–June 2020: 30 July 2020
Interim report for January–September 2020: 29 October 2020

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Investing in Metsä Group

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.