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|
|Number of Shares (mil)||31.74||68.28|
|Market Cap (mil)||1,643.98||3,537.05|
|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|
|Earnings/share, basic and diluted, Group total, EUR||0.99||2.59||1.61|
|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|