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Market: Helsinki ISIN: FI0009000202 ISIN: FI0009007900 Industry : Retail

Company Presentation
Kesko is a Finnish trading sector pioneer. We operate in the grocery trade, the building and technical trade and the car trade. Our divisions and chains act in close cooperation with retailer entrepreneurs and other partners.

Kesko has around 1,800 stores in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Poland.

Kesko and K-retailers form the K-Group, whose sales (pro forma) totalled approximately €13 billion in 2018. The K-Group is the third largest retailer in northern Europe and it employs around 41,000 people.

Kesko's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. The company's domicile and main premises are in Helsinki.
Share Data (18/10/2019) KESKOA KESKOB
Currency EUR EUR
Previous Close 51.80 56.84
Change (%) -2.26 -1.83
Volume 9,341 141,664
Number of Shares (mil) 31.74 68.28
Market Cap (mil) 1,643.98 3,537.05


Key figures 2016 2017 2018
Net sales, EUR million 10,180 10,492 10,383
Operating profit, EUR million 146.8 338.6 307.9
Operating profit, comparable, EUR million 272.9 296.2 332.2
Profit before tax, EUR million 145.2 342.4 296.8
Return on capital employed, comparable, %* 11.9 13.3 14.0
Return on equity, comparable, group, % 9.8 10.9 11.7
Capital expenditure, EUR million* 743 334 418
Cash flow from operating activities, EUR million* 170 292 437
Equity ratio, group, % 48.6 50.4 51.4
Gearing, group, % 5.8 6.1 7.4
Personnel, average for the year, group 22,475 22,077 19,995
Dividend/share, EUR** 2.00 2.20 2.34
Earnings/share, basic and diluted, Group total, EUR 0.99 2.59 1.61
Equity/share, EUR 20.44 21.45 21.06

*Continuing operations
**2018: Proposed

Stock exchange releases
 
14/10/2019 Kesko’s sales grew in September
07/10/2019 Kesko finances growth with a €300 million loan in which the interest is linked to sustainability targets
04/10/2019 Codetermination negotiations in K-Auto and K-Caara concluded
24/09/2019 Change in the holding of Kesko Corporation's treasury shares
14/09/2019 Dow Jones lists top companies in sustainability - Kesko included
13/09/2019 Kesko’s reported sales grew in August

Next calendar event
 
Year 2019 9-month interim report 24/10/2019