Net sales were regionally distributed as follows: Northern Europe 38.8%, Central and Southern Europe 18.9%, Russia and Asia 10.6%, North and South America 31.5% and other countries 0.3%.
The operating result amounted to Euro 34.2 million. The operating result equalled 11% of net sales for the period under review. Consolidated return on capital employed (ROCE) stood at 25.5%.
Order intake for 1 January-30 September 2015 totalled Euro 333.4 million, while period-end order books were valued at Euro 173.7 million.
President and CEO Juho Nummela said: “Demand for PONSSE forest machines continued to be good. The market situation remained stable, and no major changes took place in demand. During the 3Q 2015, strong order intake increased the order books further from the level of the previous quarter. The order books totalled Euro 173.7 million at the end of the period under review. The order books grew by 12% compared with the comparable period. International business operations accounted for 75%of net sales.
Due to the favourable development of the Company, we are revising the guidance for 2015 so that we expect our operating profit to be significantly higher than in 2014”.
Ponsse Plc is a company specialising in the sales, manufacture, servicing and technology of cut-to-length method forest machines.