This section contains Cargotec's IR newsletters, mainly published quarterly before the three-week silent period. You can find the most recent letter below.
The second quarter of 2020 is soon ending, and we would like to remind you of some of the quarter's most important events. Cargotec’s January–June 2020 interim report will be published on Friday, 17 July 2020, and the silent period will commence on Friday, 26 June 2020. If you would like to book a call with us before our silent period, please contact Tiina (email@example.com).
Cargotec Corporation will disclose the following financial information in 2020:
|Date (and booking quarter)||Business area||Description||Country/ Customer||Value|
|4 June (Q2/20)||Kalmar||Three Kalmar Zero Emission rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes||Brazil/Klabin||Not disclosed|
Cargotec’s Annual General Meeting was held on 27 May 2020 in Helsinki, Finland. Due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions, shareholders were advised not to participate in the meeting in person, but to follow it via the video presentation. In his presentation, Cargotec’s CEO Mika Vehviläinen concentrated on Cargotec’s financial results in 2019, company performance during the first quarter of 2020, and Cargotec’s Climate Ambition.
On 27 May, we announced our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C (see below for more information). In his recent blog, Cargotec's CEO Mika Vehviläinen writes about his concerns about what kind of world we leave for our children and their children. Even when climate change represents a significant business opportunity for us in Cargotec, "we have an opportunity - an obligation - to serve our customers with solutions that enable us to live in a better world."
On 9 June, we held a virtual sell-side analyst call with 14 analysts participating over the web. In the call, Cargotec's CEO Mika Vehviläinen went through the corona virus impact on our business, our financial position, the latest development on sustainability (see below for more information), among others.
On 3 June, Kalmar and MacGregor announced their participation in AEGIS, a three-year project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. The AEGIS project aims to integrate smaller ships, inland transport and short-sea shipping with larger terminals to create a completely new European transport system (AEGIS stands for Advanced, Efficient and Green Intermodal Systems).
On 2 June, we announced the completion of the sale of the share of the joint venture Rainbow-Cargotec Industries Co., Ltd (RCI) in China. As part of the agreement, Cargotec acquired certain operations and assets of the joint venture from Jiangsu Rainbow Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (RHI), and ca. 160 employees have moved over from RCI to Kalmar.
On 27 May, we announced our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C, joining leading companies in a promise to pursue science-based measures to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. By making this commitment, Cargotec strives to mitigate climate change through making the logistics industry more efficient and in developing solutions to enable a low-carbon economy.
Safety is important to all of us, and during the coronavirus crisis we have strictly complied with regulatory travel and social restrictions. With this in mind, our investor meetings are now virtual meetings, where we share material via Google Meet.
During Q2 2020, Cargotec's Investor Relations held many virtual roadshows over the web, and we will continue to offer those in the future as well.
Visit the IR calendar section on the Cargotec website for more information about upcoming and past events.
What would you like to ask about Cargotec as an investment? Cargotec's IR team is looking for questions especially from investors and analysts for our next IR blog Q&A. Send your questions via our web form www.cargotec.com/feedback.
Cargotec maintains a list with all mergers and acquisitions as well as divestments on the investor webpage - take a look at it here.
Take a look at the latest Vara consensus estimates.
The most important events of the Q4 2018 can be found from the below newsletter.
Cargotec Corporation will disclose the following financial information in 2019:
|Date (and booking quarter)||Business area||Description||Country/ Customer||Value|
|17 January (Q4/18)||Kalmar||Complete AutoRTG system which will comprise eight automated rubber-tyred gantry cranes (AutoRTGs) controlled by the Kalmar Terminal Logistic System (TLS) and new-generation remote control (RC) desks||Belfast Container Terminal (BCT) in Northern Ireland||Not disclosed|
|15 January (Q4/18)||Kalmar||Four rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) with hybrid drivelines. The order includes the supply of a spare parts package for the machines||Exolgan container terminal, Buenos Aires||Not disclosed|
|9 January (Q4/18)||MacGregor||Deck machinery destined for heavy-duty naval operations||US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) T-ATSX-class vessel||Not disclosed|
|3 January (Q4/18)||Kalmar||Four Kalmar SmartPower rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) equipped with a suite of process automation solutions||Norfolk Southern intermodal terminals in USA||Not disclosed|
|21 December (Q4/18)||MacGregor||Cruise access equipment orders||Three European shipyards||EUR 22 million|
|19 December (Q4/18)||Kalmar||Six Gloria reachstackers||Sitrans Servicios Integrados de Transportes Limitada (Sitrans), part of the Ultramar Group, Chile||Not disclosed|
|18 December (Q4/18)||MacGregor||Hatch cover orders for eight 1,800 TEU containerships||Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD)||Not disclosed|
|17 December (Q4/18)||Kalmar||41 units of Kalmar TL2 Terminal Tractors||SPT Services Sdn Bhd, Malaysia||Not disclosed
On 14 December, Cargotec lowered 2018 guidance for operating profit excluding restructuring costs and expects the operating profit excluding restructuring costs for 2018 to be EUR 235-245 million. Earlier, based on the guidance given on 8 February 2018 Cargotec expected the operating profit excluding restructuring costs for 2018 to improve from 2017 (EUR 258.6 million, IFRS 15 restated).
Weaker profitability development in Hiab and MacGregor has resulted in lower than expected operating profit. Continuing bottlenecks in component supply chain and equipment installation capacity have resulted in extended delivery lead times in certain Hiab product categories and weaker than anticipated product mix. The component shortages have lead also to inefficiency and additional costs in assembly operations.
During the fourth quarter, MacGregor received clearances from both German and South Korean competition regulators for the acquisition of the marine and offshore business of TTS. MacGregor is still waiting for the approvals from the authorities in China, and that is why TTS acquisition is expected to close in Q1 2019. MacGregor earlier announced that it expects to receive all the needed approvals by the end of 2018 and to complete the transaction, according to the agreement, as soon as possible thereafter.
On 7 November, Cargotec announced it had issued Schuldschein loans in the amount of EUR 150 million. The transaction included floating and fixed rate tranches with maturities of 5 and 7 years. The Schuldschein loans were targeted to banks and institutional investors, with the proceeds going towards general corporate purposes, including refinancing and acquisitions.
On 21 December, Cargotec announced it had won its appeal in the USA to dispute a USD 13 million verdict of damages. In October 2016, Cargotec received a verdict of damages of USD 13 million in the USA in a local jury trial in Hempstead, USA. The verdict was related to business acquisition negotiations Cargotec USA had in 2010 and 2011. The negotiations were closed without results. The claim was based on Cargotec allegedly having breached confidentiality obligations related to the negotiations.
On 30 October, Cargotec announced MacGregor and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) had signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) on strategic cooperation. MacGregor sees that this cooperation will further strengthen its presence in Asia and specifically in China, the world's biggest shipbuilding market. CSSC is a very important partner for MacGregor, as it is the primary shipbuilding group in China and well positioned as a global leader in the industry. The LOI relates to MacGregor's planned acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group and future cooperation potential between the two groups.
During the quarter, Cargotec announced it had made two major investments to support digitalisation and innovation capabilities. On 20 November, Cargotec announced it will invest EUR 32 million in accelerating the development of digital solutions to secure growth of new digital business. As part of the investment, Cargotec will open a new Digital Solutions Hub in Tampere, Finland. On 22 November, Kalmar announced it had officially inaugurated its new Innovation Centre in Ljungby, southern Sweden. Approximately 200 people will be based at the state of the art facility that has been designed to support new collaborative ways of working with modern architecture and cutting edge technology.
On 27 December, Cargotec announced the change of auditor. The Finnish Patent and Registration Office had designated Markku Katajisto, Authorised Public Accountant, as the company's statutory auditor for the financial year 2018, with the role taking effect immediately. Markku Katajisto will replace Tomi Hyryläinen as the company's auditor, as Tomi Hyryläinen has on 20 December 2018 announced his resignation from this position.
After the change, Cargotec's statutory auditors are PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, Authorised Public Accountants and Markku Katajisto, Authorised Public Accountant.
On 19 December, Cargotec announced it will start to repurchase its own shares. Between 20 and 28 December, a total of 160,000 own shares were repurchased. There was also a purchase of 40,000 shares on 2 January 2019. The total price of the purchases was 5,507,796.00 euros. Cargotec Corporation now holds a total of 419,603 shares including the shares repurchased in December and January. Read more details about the repurchase on Cargotec’s Investors webpage.
During the fourth quarter, Cargotec organised an investor event in Singapore in cooperation with KONE and Kemira. Cargotec hosted its part of the two-day event on 31 October, and the programme consisted of presentations given by Peter Cederholm, President of Bromma and Michel van Roozendaal, President of MacGregor. There was also a visit to PSA Singapore, the second largest container port in the world. Read a blog post of the event, watch video recaps or take a look at the material from the event here.
In addition, Cargotec hosted roadshows in Edinburgh, London, New York, and Toronto.
Take a look at the consensus estimates.
Come to meet Scott Phillips, new president of Hiab, on 27 February 2019 in Helsinki.
Take a look at our IR calendar for other upcoming events and roadshows in 2019.
Cargotec organised an investor event in Singapore in October 2018. In the below videos, MacGregor President Michel van Roozendaal as well as Bromma President Peter Cederholm tell about their businesses. The videos have English subtitles.