Interim Report Q1 2021
JANUARY – MARCH, 2021
(compared with January –
- Net sales amounted to
SEK 4,172m(4,793). The lower sales level was related to the discontinued publication paper operations and the divestment of Wood Supply UK, excluding this effect net sales increased with 8%.
- EBITDA improved 32% to
SEK 1,359m(1,030), the increase was mainly attributable to higher selling prices in all product areas. EBITDA margin increased to 32.6% (21.5), the higer level was mainly related to the discontinued publication paper operations.
- Operating profit increased to
- Operating cash flow amounted to
- Earnings per share improved to
JANUARY – MARCH, 2021
(compared with October – December, 2020)
- Net sales decreased by 9% to
SEK 4,172m(4,592). The change was mainly attributable to the discontinued publication paper operations and the divestment of Wood Supply UK.
- EBITDA amounted to
SEK 1,359m(1,451) and EBITDA margin rose to 32.6% (31.6)
SUMMARY OF THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2021
Earnings for the first quarter of 2021 were in line with the preceding quarter and represent a significant improvement on the year-earlier quarter. Higher selling prices in all product areas had a positive impact on earnings.
During the quarter, SCA discontinued its remaining publication paper operations consisting of three paper machines at the Ortviken site. Following the discontinuation of publication paper operations, SCA is focused on growth in all product areas.
The supply of wood to SCA's industries was stable during the quarter. The price of pulpwood fell slightly while the price of sawlogs remained stable compared with the preceding period.
The market situation for solid-wood products continued to strengthen during the quarter, driven by high global demand in the building materials trade and an increased level of new construction. Sustained strong demand has led to low inventory levels and higher market prices in all regional markets.
During the quarter, the market for pulp strengthened further and selling prices increased. Delivery volumes rose slightly compared with the preceding quarter. Global inventory levels were normal.
Demand for kraftliner was highly favorable during the quarter, driven by higher box demand. The average selling price was also higher than the preceding quarter.
SCA's ongoing investment projects – to expand kraftliner manufacturing in Obbola and increase production of chemically pre-treated mechanical pulp (CTMP) at the Ortviken industrial site – are progressing on time and on budget.
INVITATION TO PRESS CONFERENCE ON INTERIM REPORT FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2021
Members of the media and analysts are hereby invited to attend a press conference where this interim report will be presented by the President and CEO,
Friday, April 30, 2021 at
The press conference will be webcast live at www.sca.com. It is also possible to participate by telephone by calling:
+46 (0)8 5069 2180
+44 (0)2071 928000
+1 631 510 7495
Specify "SCA" or the conference ID: 9291168.
Ulf LarssonPresident and CEO
For further information, please contact
+46 (0)60 19 31 09
Investor Relations Director
+46 (0)60 19 33 90
Senior Vice President
+46(0)60 19 32 12
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