Key figures

This page presents  calculation formulas for the financial figures, debt information as well as the mid-term financial targets.

All releases, interim reports and annual reports can be found on the Materials page.

Calculation of key figures

Basic earnings per share (EPS) = Profit for the period adjusted with interest on hybrid bond, net of tax  
Share-issue adjusted average number of shares excluding treasury shares  
Diluted earnings per share (EPS) = Profit for the period  
Share-issue adjusted average number of shares excluding treasury shares  
Operating profit (EBIT) = Profit after depreciation, amortization and impairment  
Comparable operating profit (EBIT) = Profit after depreciation, amortization and impairment adjusted with items affecting comparability  
 In accordance with the recommendation by European Securities and Markets Authority, Suominen no longer presents operating profit excluding non-recurring items as an alternative performance measure. In order to improve the comparability of result between reporting periods, Suominen presents comparable operating profit as an alternative performance measure. Operating profit is adjusted with material items that are considered to affect comparability between reporting periods. These items include, among others, impairment losses or reversals of impairment losses, gains or losses from the sales of property, plant and equipment or intangible assets or other assets and restructuring costs.  
Cash flow from operations per share = Cash flow from operations  
Share-issue adjusted number of shares excluding treasury shares, end of reporting period  
Equity per share Total equity  
Share-issue adjusted number of shares excluding treasury shares, end of reporting period  
Dividend per share Dividend distributed for the reporting period  
Number of issued shares at end of the period excluding treasury shares    
Dividend payout ratio, % = (Dividend per share x 100)  
Basic earnings per share  
Dividend yield, % = (Dividend per share x 100)  
Share price at end of the period  
Price per earnings per share (P/E) = Share price at end of the period  
Basic earnings per share  
Market capitalization = Number of shares at the end of reporting period excluding treasury shares x share price at the end of period  
Share turnover = The proportion of number of shares traded during the period to weighted average number of shares excluding treasury shares  
EBITDA = Profit before depreciation, amortization and impairment (EBIT + depreciation, amortization and impairment losses)  
Cash and cash equivalents = Cash + other financial assets  
Interest-bearing net debt = Interest-bearing liabilities - interest-bearing receivables - cash and cash equivalents  
Return on equity (ROE), % (Profit for the reporting period (rolling 12 months) x 100)  
Total equity (quarterly average)  
Invested capital = Total equity + interest-bearing liabilities  
Return on invested capital (ROI), % = (Operating profit + financial income (rolling 12 months) x 100)  
Invested capital, quarterly average  
Equity ratio, % = (Total equity x 100)  
(Total assets - advances received)  
Gearing, % = (Interest-bearing net debt x 100)  
Total equity  


Debt information


17.5 MEUR convertible hybrid bond

In February 2014, Suominen Corporation issued a EUR 17.5 million convertible hybrid bond. In accordance with the terms and conditions of the bond, the bondholders have a right to convert the bond notes and the accrued capitalized interest related to the notes into Suominen shares.

The conversion period started on 11 February 2014 and will end on 10 February 2018. Conversion Rate pursuant to the original terms of the bond is EUR 0.50 per share and is determined market-based. The average volume weighted share price of the company’s share during the last three (3) months before the issue of the bond was EUR 0.48. After the reverse share split, conducted on 21 March 2016, the Conversion Rates is EUR 2.50, in accordance with the Reverse Split Ratio.

The number of shares in Suominen may increase by maximum of 4,547,680 shares on the basis of the conversion of the bond notes and the potential capitalized interest, if the conversion is carried out by issuing new shares in Suominen.

75 MEUR bond

On 17 September 2014, Suominen Corporation announced issuance of a EUR 75 million fixed rate unsecured bond with maturity of five (5) years. It carries a fixed coupon with an interest rate of 4.375 per cent per annum. The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has approved the listing prospectus of the bond. To download the listing prospectus, please click here.

The bond (FI4000108576) was admitted to public trading on NASDAQ OMX Helsnki Stock Exchange on 30 September 2014.

Credit facilities

In connection with issuing the EUR 75 million bond in September 2014, Suominen entered into a syndicated credit facilities agreement totaling originally EUR 55 million and consisting of:

• a multicurrency revolving credit facility of EUR 30 million with a maturity four years
• a term loan of EUR 10 million with a maturity of three years (converted into USD in December 2015)
• a term loan of EUR 15 million with a maturity of four years (drawn down in USD in December 2015).

The lenders for the facilities are Nordea Bank Finland Plc and Pohjola Bank Plc. The bank facilities include leverage ratio and gearing as financial covenants.

Financial targets


The Board of Directors has established a set of medium term financial targets:


The target level of the company’s return on investment (ROI) is to be above 12%.

Capital structure:

Suominen aims to have a solid capital structure with a gearing ratio principally between 40% and 80%.


Suominen aims to increase its net sales organically at a rate that exceeds the average growth rate of the industry.


When calculating return on investment and gearing ratios, the company applies the accounting principles and formulas used in the Financial Statements.