Outlook is based on Itella's Interim Report January-March 2013 (PDF).
Outlook for the rest of the year
Groups’ net sales in 2013 are expected to increase significantly due to the acquisition from VR Transpoint and the Group’s result before non-recurring items is also expected to undergo clear improvement compared to previous year. Whole year’s operating profit is estimated to be affected by significant non-recurring items.
The net sales of Itella Mail Communications are expected to be stable, whereas its operating result is expected to decrease due to traditional services being replaced by electronic ones, as well as due to the decline in delivery volumes.
Itella Logistics’ net sales are expected to grow significantly as a result of the acquisition of VR Transpoint’s groupage logistics business. The business group’s operating result before non-recurring items is likewise expected to increase, but remain slightly unprofitable.
The net sales of Itella Information are expected to grow significantly, even without the effect of the sale of the printing services business in Germany. The operating result is expected to improve clearly.
The amount of investment is expected to decrease in comparison to 2012.