Stora Enso in 2017

Key figures
2017 2016 Change %
Sales, EUR million 10 045 9 802 2.5%
Operational EBITDA1, EUR million 1 587 1 463 8.5%
Operational EBIT, EUR million 1 004 884 13.6%
Operational EBIT margin 10.0% 9.0%
Operating profit (IFRS), EUR million 904 783 15.5%
Net profit for the period, EUR million 614 407 50.9%
Net interest-bearing liabilities, EUR million 2 253 2 726 -17.4%
Operational return on capital employed, ROCE 11.9% 10.2% >13%
EPS (basic), EUR 0.79 0.59
Net debt/last 12 months’  operational EBITDA, ratio1 1.4 1.9 <3.0
Debt/equity ratio 0.38 0.47 <0.80
Fixed costs to sales 25.1% 25.3% <20%
1 Restated due to a change in Group’s operational EBITDA definition to include the operational EBITDA of its equity accounted investments (EAI). For more information see chapter Accounting policies in the end of the Report of the Board of Directors.

Why to invest in Stora Enso

Stora Enso is the leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions, and paper on global markets. Stora Enso is transforming from a traditional paper and board producer to a global renewable materials growth company.

After asset transformation, Stora Enso focuses on offering innovative products and services for its customers addressing attractive end-use segments. This is expected to lead to faster growth than relevant markets excluding Paper division. Stora Enso also aims to deliver sustainable profitable growth and to generate superior return on capital employed (ROCE), which is one its key strategic targets.

Stora Enso divisions are Consumer Board, Packaging Solutions, Biomaterials, Wood Products and Paper. In 2017, Group sales totalled EUR 10 billion and operational EBIT EUR 1 billion.

Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm AB (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY).

Dividend proposal

EUR 0.41

The Board of Directors’ dividend proposal for the year 2017

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