This section contains Cargotec's IR newsletters, mainly published quarterly before the three-week silent period. You can find the most recent letter below.
As the year is soon coming to its end, we would like to highlight some of the most notable events of the fourth and last quarter of 2021. Cargotec’s Financial statements review 2021 will be published on Thursday, 3 February 2022, and the silent period starts on Thursday, 13 January 2022.
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Cargotec Corporation will disclose the following financial information in 2022:
- Financial Statements review 2021, on Thursday, 3 February 2022
- Interim report January–March 2022, on Wednesday, 27 April 2022
- Half year financial report January–June 2022, on Wednesday, 27 July 2022
- Interim report January–September 2022, on Wednesday, 26 October 2022
Cargotec's Financial Statements 2021 and Annual Report 2021 will be available at www.cargotec.com on week 8.
|Date (and booking quarter)||Business area||Description||Country/Customer||Value|
|1 December (Q4/21)||Kalmar||4 diesel-electric straddle carriers||Jamaica/Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL)||Not disclosed|
|30 November (Q4/21)||Kalmar||three-year Kalmar Care service agreement||Sweden/Holmen Iggesund||Not disclosed|
|25 November (Q4/21)||Kalmar||34 Kalmar Straddle Carriers||Belgium/MPET and PSA||Not disclosed (significant order)|
|18 November (Q4/21)||MacGregor||Design & key components, fabrication and delivery of hatch covers for twelve containerships||Japan/Japan Marine United||Not disclosed (significant order)|
Other releases from Q4
On 15 December, Kalmar held its customer event, the New Era of Logistics and launched three new 100% electrically powered solutions – the Kalmar Electric Reachstacker, the Kalmar Electric Heavy Forklift and the Kalmar Ottawa Electric Terminal Tractor.
In the event, Kalmar also announced the introduction of the Kalmar Robotic Portfolio – a future range of intelligent, flexible and autonomous mobile equipment solutions. The portfolio will consist of the Kalmar RoboTractor, RoboLifter, RoboStacker and RoboHandler, and prototypes are currently being tested at different sites around the world.
Kalmar also announced the launch of Kalmar Tracker, an automated container information solution for reachstackers designed to enable safer and more efficient management of container movements.
In December, Cargotec was awarded with a B in CDP’s Climate change rating. The scoring varies from a scale from A to D-. This is the second year in a row for Cargotec to receive CDP’s B rating, which indicates that we are taking coordinated actions on climate issues.
In November, Cargotec announced a voluntary total redemption of the EUR 150 million senior unsecured notes issued on 28 March 2017 which have a maturity date 28 March 2022 (ISIN: FI4000243316). Cargotec announced irrevocably that on 28 December 2021, Cargotec will redeem the Notes in whole at their principal amount, together with any accrued but unpaid interest in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Notes. Cargotec will use existing liquidity reserves to finance the redemption.
In October, Cargotec appointed Michel van Roozendaal, former President of MacGregor, as President of the Kalmar Mobile Solutions strategic business unit. Following Mr. van Roozendaal’s appointment, Leif Byström, former MacGregor’s Chief Operating Officer and Interim Head of the Offshore Solutions Division, was appointed President of the MacGregor business area.
On 9 December, we announced progress in regulatory proceedings in the merger between Cargotec and Konecranes: The companies have submitted commitments to the European Commission to satisfy competition concerns.
On 26 November, we announced that Cargotec and Konecranes note CMA’s announced Provisional Findings regarding the planned merger of Cargotec and Konecranes.
On 4 November, we announced the planned high-level operating model and leadership team of the Future Company.
On 1 October 2020, Cargotec Corporation and Konecranes Plc announced that the companies have signed a combination agreement and plan to combine through a merger, subject to regulatory and other approvals (the “Transaction”). The companies are confident that the approvals are received to allow completion of the Transaction by the end of H1/2022. Until completion, both companies will operate fully separately and independently.
During Q4, we have kept up our active engagement with the financial markets. We met investors on virtual roadshows and hosted standalone meetings and calls with investors and analysts.
Most of our meetings with you have remained virtual and based on the positive feedback received, this may well continue to be our main meeting format in the (near) future as well. However, we are keen to meet you in-person as well, whenever the situation allows.
If you are interested to meet with us, please do not hesitate to contact Heidi at heidi.gustafsson(at)cargotec.com to agree on the details.
Cargotec's refined strategy was published in April this year. Our refined vision is to become global leader in sustainable cargo flow. Check our fresh strategy video to learn about our progress during 2021.
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Check our IR blog section for interesting stories about various topics around our industry and activities.
We maintain a list with all mergers and acquisitions as well as divestments on the Cargotec website Investors section - you can find the M&A history here.
Visit the IR calendar section on the Cargotec website for more information about upcoming and past events.
Cargotec’s investor relations offers a podcast channel in Finnish and English, listen to it here. You can also find our leadership podcasts there. Both Finnish and English podcasts are also available on iTunes.
Have 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.