Published: 2011-05-03 08:00:00 CEST
Marimekko Corporation
Interim report (Q1 and Q3)

MARIMEKKO CORPORATION'S INTERIM REPORT, 1 JANUARY - 31 MARCH 2011

Marimekko Corporation, Interim Report 3 May 2011 at 9.00 a.m.

MARIMEKKO CORPORATION'S INTERIM REPORT, 1 JANUARY -  31 MARCH 2011

During the January-March period of 2011, the Marimekko Group's net sales increased in line with expectations. Investments in distribution network and development of business operations caused operating profit to fall.
 

  • Net sales grew by 7.7% to EUR 17.2 million (EUR 16.0 million). Sales in Finland increased by 3.7% and international sales rose by 14.5%.
  • Operating profit was EUR 0.4 million (EUR 1.2 million), which was down 70.6%. Operating profit for the period includes a non-recurring expense of EUR 0.2 million related to personnel reductions. Operating profit excluding non-recurring items decreased by 56.7% to EUR 0.5 million (EUR 1.2 million).
  • Profit after taxes for the period was EUR 0.3 million (EUR 0.9 million).
  • Earnings per share were EUR 0.04 (EUR 0.12).
  • Investments amounted to EUR 1.6 million (EUR 0.3 million).
  • The full-year forecast for 2011 remains unchanged: the Group's net sales are estimated to grow by roughly 5-10%, but operating profit is forecast to decline by some 40-60% compared with the previous year.
  • Brand sales* of Marimekko products were EUR 38.9 million (EUR 34.4 million), up 13.0%.

 

  1-3/2011 1-3/2010  Change, % 1-12/2010
         
Net sales, EUR 1,000 17,234 16,008 7.7 73,297
Operating profit, EUR 1,000 360 1,223 -70.6 8,169
Operating profit without
non-recurring items, EUR 1,000
 
529
 
1,223
 
-56.7
 
8,169
Profit for the period, EUR 1,000 284 928 -69.4 6,072
Earnings per share, EUR 0.04 0.12 -66.7 0.76
Cash flow from operating activities,
EUR 1,000
 
-1,936
 
-1,961
 
1.3
 
4,559
Return on investment (ROI), % 3.5 15.1   25.0
Equity ratio, % 78.6 78.8   78.8
         
Brand sales*, EUR 1,000 38,869 34,407 13.0 149,717

* Estimated sales of Marimekko products at consumer prices. Brand sales are calculated by adding together the company's own retail sales and the estimated retail value of Marimekko products sold by other retailers. The estimate, based on Marimekko's actual wholesale sales to these retailers, is unofficial and does not include VAT. The key figure is not audited.

Mika Ihamuotila, President and CEO:

“Development in the first quarter of the year was as expected. Net sales of the company increased as anticipated, by 7.7%, reaching EUR 17.2 million. Estimated brand sales of Marimekko products during the period rose by 13.0%. The Group’s profitability, however, fell significantly: operating profit declined by 70.6% and was EUR 0.4 million. Operating profit for the period includes a non-recurring expense of EUR 0.2 million related to personnel reductions. Operating profit excluding non-recurring items decreased by 56.7% to EUR 0.5 million. Earnings were depressed by substantial investments in developing our business operations and distribution network in the United States, increased personnel expenses as well as a decrease in royalty income. In addition, marketing costs for the period were higher than in the comparison period. Marketing expenses in the corresponding period of 2010 were exceptionally low, while store openings and different events celebrating the company’s anniversary raised marketing costs in the first quarter of the current year. Earnings were improved by increased sales in Japan, North America, Finland as well as Central and Southern Europe.

During the review period, a new flagship store was opened in Helsinki, and Japan saw the opening of its 21st Marimekko concept store. In February, we announced a machinery investment for our textile printing facility, which will triple the output capacity of the factory. The added capacity will be deployed in stages; the investment will enable us to prepare for higher demand in the future. Our special focus during the period was on the United Sates where we were working closely on building e-commerce and related logistics as well as our flagship store which will be opened in New York City. Our collaboration with the American company Converse, launched globally in February, has been a success both commercially and in terms of international media coverage. Our collaboration with the home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel is expanding. A new shop-in-shop was opened on Madison Avenue in New York in April, and May will see the opening of Marimekko shops in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The product development projects carried out in the past few years are also bearing fruit, and the new products, such as ceramic and glass tableware, are very profitable. This spring, the glass series was augmented with new items.

The current year will see substantial investments in the future and in international growth. These were already reflected as a significant increase in fixed costs and a considerable drag on earnings in the first quarter. As we have reported earlier, this trend will continue throughout the year. In addition, increased raw material costs, the rise in the general cost level and the high price of cotton continue to create pressures for price increases. In my opinion, however, Marimekko is proceeding steadily and confidently in the direction that we have charted in recent years. We strongly believe that these investments in the future will bear fruit, although not necessarily in the short term.”

2011 calendar
The interim report for the January-June period of 2011 will be published on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 at 9 a.m., and the interim report for the January-September period on Thursday, 10 November 2011 at 9 a.m.

For additional information, contact:
Mika Ihamuotila, President and CEO, tel. +358 9 758 71
Thomas Ekström, CFO, tel. +358 9 758 7261

MARIMEKKO CORPORATION
Group Communications

Piia Pakarinen
Tel. +358 9 758 7293
Fax +358 9 755 3051
Email: piia.pakarinen@marimekko.fi

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Marimekko is a Finnish textile and clothing design house renowned for its original prints and colours. The company designs and manufactures high-quality interior decoration items ranging from furnishing fabrics to tableware as well as clothing, bags and other accessories. When Marimekko was founded in 1951, its unparalleled printed fabrics gave it a strong and unique identity. Marimekko products are sold in approximately 40 countries. In 2010, Marimekko's net sales amounted to EUR 73.3 million; the number of Marimekko stores totalled 84 at the year end. The key markets in 2011 are North America, Northern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The Group employs around 390 people. The company's shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. www.marimekko.com


MARIMEKKO CORPORATION'S INTERIM REPORT, 1 JANUARY - 31 MARCH 2011

MARKET SITUATION

In Finland, the positive economic growth continues and Finland is one the stronger economies within the EU. Inflation has clearly accelerated both in Finland and elsewhere in the world. Considering the world situation, economic development has been steady. Led by Asian countries, economic trends have been favourable in the United States and Europe. The catastrophe in Japan is estimated to have a relatively minor effect on the world economy. The estimate is based on the fact that the significance of the catastrophe areas within the Japanese economy is small. The economic situation is predicted to remain strong at least until the end of the current year, but the debt crises of weak European countries are likely to turn even more severe. (Confederation of Finnish Industries EK: Economic Review, 24 March 2011).

From January to March 2011, the value of retail sales in Finland rose by 3.0% (Statistics Finland: Turnover of trade 2011, March, quick estimate). From January to February 2011, retail sales of clothing (excluding sportswear) grew by 0.6% (Textile and Fashion Industries TMA). Sales of womenswear rose by 0.4% and sales of menswear by 4.5%. Sales of childrenswear fell by 5.0%. Sales of bags rose by 14.2%. From January to February 2011, exports of clothing (SITC 84) rose by 18% and imports by 17%; exports of textiles (SITC 65) grew by 4% and imports by 17% (National Board of Customs: monthly review, February 2011).

NET SALES

In the January-March period of 2011, the Marimekko Group's net sales rose by 7.7% to EUR 17,234 thousand (EUR 16,008 thousand) largely due to an increase in sales in Japan. Net sales in Finland increased by 3.7% to EUR 10,566 thousand (EUR 10,185 thousand). Sales grew strongly in Japan, Central and Southern Europe, and North America. New stores opened at the end 2010 and early this year increased sales in these market areas. In North America, net sales for the corresponding period of 2010 included some one-off royalty income. Excluding the negative impact of the fall in royalty income, net sales in North America rose noticeably, by about 10%. Sales in Scandinavia decreased slightly. Overall, international sales rose by 14.5% to EUR 6,668 thousand (EUR 5,823 thousand), accounting for 38.7% (36.4%) of the Group's net sales.

The breakdown of the Group's net sales by product line was as follows: clothing 40.5%, interior decoration 40.9%, and bags 18.6%. Net sales by market area were: Finland 61.3%, Scandinavia 10.1%, Central and Southern Europe 9.8%, North America 4.1%, and the Asia-Pacific region 14.6%.

REVIEWS BY BUSINESS UNIT

Clothing
In the January-March period of 2011, net sales of clothing declined by 3.3% to EUR 6,975 thousand (EUR 7,216 thousand). Sales grew significantly in the Asia-Pacific region in which the growth was partly attributable to purchases by new stores. Sales in other market areas fell. International sales accounted for 32.2% of net sales of clothing.

Interior decoration
Net sales of interior decoration products increased by 12.1% to EUR 7,051 thousand (EUR 6,289 thousand). The growth came from the Asia-Pacific region, North America, and Central and Southern Europe. Purchases by new stores contributed to the growth. In Finland, sales increased, but in Scandinavia they fell slightly. International sales accounted for 43.3% of net sales of interior decoration products.

Bags
Net sales of bags grew by 28.2% to EUR 3,208 thousand (EUR 2,503 thousand). Sales increased significantly in North America and in Central and Southern Europe. The growth was partly attributable to initial inventory purchases by new stores. Sales in Finland and the Asia-Pacific region also grew well. Sales in Scandinavia declined slightly. International sales accounted for 42.6% of net sales of bags.

Finland
In the January-March period of 2011, sales in Finland increased by 3.7% to EUR 10,566 thousand (EUR 10,185 thousand). Marimekko's retail sales, i.e. sales by Marimekko's own retail shops in Finland, rose by 0.7%. Sales growth slowed partly due to changes implemented in sales areas in the Helsinki shops in 2010. Wholesale sales in Finland grew by 0.5%.

Scandinavia
Sales in Scandinavia (previously “the other Nordic countries”) fell by 12.2% to EUR 1,744 thousand (EUR 1,986 thousand). Sales of all product lines decreased. The decline was partly due to the difficult economic situation in Denmark.

Central and Southern Europe
In Central and Southern Europe (previously “the rest of Europe”), net sales rose to EUR 1,697 thousand, up 17.6% on the previous year (EUR 1,443 thousand). Sales of bags increased substantially. Sales of interior decoration products grew well, but clothing sales fell slightly. The growth was partly accounted for by sales by the retail shop opened in Berlin at the end of 2010.

North America
In North America, net sales were down 2.6% to EUR 713 thousand (EUR 732 thousand). Net sales for the corresponding period of 2010 included some one-off royalty income. Excluding the negative impact of the fall in royalty income, net sales in North America rose noticeably, by about 10%. Very strong growth was seen in bag sales. Sales of interior decoration products also grew well, while clothing sales fell. Purchases by the shop-in-shop opened in the United States at the end of 2010 accounted for a significant part of the increase in sales of bags and interior decoration products.

Asia-Pacific
Net sales in the Asia-Pacific region (previously “other countries”) grew by 51.3% to EUR 2,514 thousand (EUR 1,662 thousand). Sales of clothing and interior decoration products rose significantly; sales of bags increased slightly. The growth was largely due to the initial purchases by a new concept store opened in Japan in the review period as well as to purchases by the concept store opened in Seoul at the end of 2010. Royalty earnings in Japan diminished.

Production
In the January-March period of 2011, the output of the Herttoniemi textile printing factory increased by 71% compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. The capacity of the factory was fully utilised. In the comparison period, the production volume was reduced by lower-than-normal demand. Increased staff resources and improved production processes also contributed to the rise in output. The production volume of the Sulkava factory decreased slightly on the comparison period; the factory had a good order book. The output of the Kitee factory declined substantially due to changes in the production structure; the capacity of the factory was fully utilised.

EARNINGS

In the January-March period of 2011, the Group’s operating profit fell by 70.6% on the comparison period, amounting to EUR 360 thousand (EUR 1,223 thousand). Operating profit for the period includes a non-recurring expense of EUR 169 thousand related to personnel reductions. Operating profit excluding non-recurring items amounted to EUR 529 thousand (EUR 1,223 thousand), which was down 56.7% on the comparison period. Profit after taxes was EUR 284 thousand (EUR 928 thousand) and earnings per share were EUR 0.04 (EUR 0.12). Earnings decreased due to substantial investments in developing business operations and the distribution network in the United States. Increased personnel expenses and a decrease in royalty income also had a negative impact on profitability. In addition, marketing costs for the period were higher than in the comparison period: EUR 1,051 thousand (EUR 666 thousand), representing 6.1% (4.2%) of the Group’s net sales. Marketing expenses in the comparison period were exceptionally low, while store openings and different events celebrating the company’s anniversary raised marketing costs in the first quarter of the current year. Earnings were improved by increased sales in Japan, North America, Finland as well as Central and Southern Europe.

The Group’s depreciation amounted to EUR 420 thousand (EUR 357 thousand), representing 2.4% (2.2%) of net sales. Net financial expenses totalled EUR 23 thousand (net financial income EUR 10 thousand), or 0.1% (0.1%) of net sales.

INVESTMENTS

The Group's gross investments rose to EUR 1,600 thousand (EUR 275 thousand), representing 9.3% (1.7%) of net sales. The majority of investments were directed at improving business operations in the United States, and at building new store premises and purchasing new equipment and furniture.

EQUITY RATIO AND FINANCING

The Group's equity ratio was 78.6% at the end of the period (78.8% on 31 March 2010; 78.8% on 31 December 2010). The ratio of interest-bearing liabilities minus financial assets to shareholders’ equity (gearing) was -17.7%, while it was -24.5% at the end of the corresponding period in the previous year.

At the end of the period, the Group's financial liabilities stood at EUR 0 (EUR 0). The Group's financial assets at the end of the period amounted to EUR 6,131 thousand (EUR 8,009 thousand).

SHARES AND SHARE PRICE TREND

Share capital
At the end of the period, the company's fully paid-up share capital, as recorded in the Trade Register, amounted to EUR 8,040,000 and the number of shares totalled 8,040,000.

Shareholdings
According to the book-entry register, Marimekko had 6,957 (6,778) shareholders at the end of the period. Of the shares, 13.9% were registered in a nominee’s name and 15.9% were in foreign ownership. The number of shares owned either directly or indirectly by members of the Board of Directors and the President of the company was 1,168,940, representing 14.5% of the total share capital and of the votes conferred by the company's shares.

The largest shareholders according to the book-entry register on 31 March 2011
  

    Number of shares and votes Percentage of holding and votes
1. Muotitila Ltd 1,127,700 14.03
2. Semerca Investment Ltd 850,377 10.58
3. ODIN Finland 405,418 5.04
4. Varma Mutual Employment Pension Insurance Company 385,920 4.80
5. Nordea Nordic Small Cap Fund 270,994 3.37
6. Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company 265,419 3.30
7. Veritas Pension Insurance Company 220,000 2.74
8. Mutual Fund Tapiola Finland 66,395 0.82
9. Foundation for Economic Education 50,000 0.62
10. Scanmagnetics Oy 40,000 0.50
  Total 3,682,223 45.80
  Nominee-registered 1,117,311 13.90
  Others 3,240,466 40.30
  Total 8,040,000 100.00

Authorisations
At the end of the review period, the Board of Directors had no valid authorisations to carry out share issues or issue convertible bonds or bonds with warrants, or to acquire or surrender Marimekko shares.

Share trading
During the review period, a total of 602,007 Marimekko shares were traded, representing 7.5% of the shares outstanding. The total value of Marimekko's share turnover was EUR 8,246,327. The lowest price of the Marimekko share was EUR 12.50, the highest was EUR 15.90 and the average price was EUR 13.84. At the end of the period, the final price of the share was EUR 14.05. The company’s market capitalisation on 31 March 2011 was EUR 112,962,000 (EUR 95,595,600 on 31 March 2010; EUR 115,776,000 on 31 December 2010).

PERSONNEL

During the January-March period of 2011, the number of employees averaged 395 (371). At the end of the period, the Group employed 396 (370) people, of whom 27 (18) worked abroad.

RISK MANAGEMENT AND MAJOR RISKS

No changes have occurred in the general risk factors since the review presented in the report of the Board of Directors on 7 February 2011. The particular risks in the near future are associated with general economic development and the resulting uncertainty in the operating environment, growth management, changes in raw material prices and other purchase prices, and the rise in the general cost level.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Marimekko's product planning and development costs arise from the design of collections. Design costs are recorded in expenses.

THE ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY

Responsibility for the environment and nature is an integral aspect of Marimekko's business. In environmental matters, the company's business supervision is largely based on legislation and other regulations. Environmental, health and safety issues are reported in the 2010 Annual Report.

INVESTMENT IN A PRINTING MACHINE

On 2 February 2011, Marimekko announced that it will invest in a new printing machine and screen-making equipment at the company’s textile printing factory in Helsinki. The value of the investment is roughly EUR 1.5 million. The investment will triple the textile printing factory’s output capacity compared to present levels. In 2010, a total of 1.1 million metres of fabric were printed at the factory. The new machinery will be taken into use towards the end of 2011, and the added capacity will be deployed in stages. The investment will also enable the company to prepare for higher demand in the long term.

MANAGEMENT GROUP'S LONG-TERM BONUS SYSTEM

On 7 February 2011, the Board of Directors of Marimekko Corporation agreed on establishing a new long-term bonus system targeted at the company’s Management Group. The purpose of the bonus system is to encourage the Management Group to operate with a business mentality and to add to the company’s value in the long term in particular. The aim is to combine the owners’ and the Management Group’s targets in order to increase the company’s value and to elicit the Management Group’s commitment to the company in the span of several years. The bonus system is described in more detail in the financial statement bulletin dated 8 February 2011 and in the Annual Report for 2010.

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

Marimekko announced on 4 February 2011 that it was expanding its cooperation with the home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel. By the end of 2013, Crate and Barrel plans to open 22 new Marimekko shop-in-shops in its stores. In April 2011, Crate and Barrel opened a Marimekko shop on Madison Avenue in New York as well as launched an online shop specialising in Marimekko products within its website. New shop-in-shops in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco will be opened in May.

On 3 March 2011, the company announced that it was building international e-commerce. The first online shop will be opened in the United States, and the aim is to have it up and running in summer 2011. Online retailing will augment and strengthen Marimekko’s existing distribution channels. After that, it is intended to start e-commerce in Finland, currently planned for the beginning of 2012. The investment is valued this year at roughly EUR 1.0 million.

On 18 March 2011, the company announced that it was opening its own flagship store in Manhattan, New York, during the autumn of 2011. The shop, with a sales floor area of 350 square metres, will be in one of the busiest blocks in Manhattan's Flatiron District at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway. The Marimekko showroom opened in New York last autumn will move during the summer to larger premises, near to the new shop.

Marimekko North America Retail LLC, a subsidiary established in the United States this year, will manage the operations of the new flagship store and the online shop. The subsidiary founded in 2010, Marimekko North America LLC, will be leading the expansion of the brand in the United States.

MARIMEKKO TUOTANTO OY'S STATUTORY EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE NEGOTIATIONS

Marimekko Corporation's subsidiary Marimekko Tuotanto Oy announced on 8 March 2011 its intention to reorganise its warehousing operations in the Herttoniemi district of Helsinki and the start of statutory employer-employee negotiations on possible permanent reductions in staffing. The estimated overall need for reductions in personnel was at most 18 jobs. The decision to start negotiations was made in the light of the operational changes required by the Marimekko Group's e-commerce project as well as measures aimed at enhancing the general cost-effectiveness of warehousing operations. At present, goods deliveries are handled by two main warehouses. The company's aim is to boost the efficiency of warehousing operations and to consolidate them in a single location.

MAJOR EVENTS AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE REVIEW PERIOD

Decisions of the Annual General Meeting
Marimekko Corporation's Annual General Meeting, held on 19 April 2011, adopted the company's financial statements for 2010 and discharged the President and members of the Board from liability. The Annual General Meeting approved the Board of Directors' proposal for a dividend payment of EUR 0.55 per share for the 2010 financial year, totalling EUR 4,422,000. The dividend payout record date was 26 April 2011; the dividend payout date is 3 May 2011.

The Annual General Meeting confirmed that the company's Board of Directors shall have six (6) members. Ami Hasan, Mika Ihamuotila, Joakim Karske and Pekka Lundmark were re-elected to the Board of Directors. Arthur Engel and Elina Björklund were elected as new members. The Board is chaired by Pekka Lundmark and vice-chaired by Mika Ihamuotila. The term of office for the Board runs until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.

The Annual General Meeting re-elected PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, Authorised Public Accountants, as the company's auditor, with Kim Karhu, Authorised Public Accountant, as chief auditor. It was decided that the auditor's fee would be paid as per invoice.

Flaggings
SEB Asset Management S.A.'s share of Marimekko Corporation's share capital and voting rights declined to 2.05%, or 164,560 shares, due to a stock loan on 19 April 2011 and will revert to 5.77% in due course. The loan period has not been disclosed to the company.

Completion of Marimekko Tuotanto Oy’s statutory employer-employee negotiations
On 28 April 2011, Marimekko announced that the statutory employer-employee negotiations related to the warehousing operations of its subsidiary, Marimekko Tuotanto Oy, had been concluded. The boosting of the efficiency of the warehousing operations and their consolidation in a single location will result in the elimination of 11 positions. The estimated overall need for permanent reductions in personnel in the negotiation proposal was at most 18 jobs. However, the number of different positions filled by transfers within the Group exceeded the original estimates.

OUTLOOK FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2011

In 2011, sales are forecast to continue on their growth track, and openings of new shops and other actions to develop the distribution network are expected to accelerate sales, particularly in the second half of the year. The planned measures and considerable investments in internationalisation, particularly in the United States, and in developing business operations and the distribution network are so extensive that they will make themselves felt in the form of a significant increase in fixed costs and they will exert a substantial drag on earnings this year. With these measures and investments, of which many occur predominantly during this year, the structure of Marimekko’s business is transformed and a more solid foundation for long-term growth and improved profitability is laid.

Moreover, increases in the costs of raw materials and in particular the record price of cotton as well as the rise in overall cost levels put the company under pressure to raise prices. Revenues generated from deliveries for individual promotions are expected to be very low. By cutting down on price-led promotions, the company aims further to improve the average sales margin and the brand’s pricing power.

The total investments planned by the Marimekko Group for 2011 are estimated at about EUR 5 million. This includes the roughly EUR 1.5 million investment in machinery for the Helsinki textile printing factory, the roughly EUR 1 million investment in e-commerce, and the construction costs for the flagship store and the showroom in New York.

The full-year estimate for 2011 remains unchanged: the Marimekko Group’s net sales are estimated to grow by roughly 5-10%, but operating profit is forecast to decline by some 40-60% compared with the previous year.

Helsinki, 3 May 2011

MARIMEKKO CORPORATION
Board of Directors

Information presented in the interim report has not been audited.

APPENDICES
Accounting principles
Consolidated income statement and comprehensive consolidated income statement
Consolidated balance sheet
Consolidated cash flow statement
Consolidated statement of changes in shareholders' equity
Key figures
Consolidated net sales by market area and product line
Segment information
Quarterly trend in net sales and earnings

Accounting principles
This interim report was prepared in accordance with IAS 34: Interim Financial Reporting. The same accounting principles were applied as in the 2010 financial statements.

FORMULAS FOR THE KEY FIGURES

Earnings per share (EPS), EUR:
(Profit before taxes – income taxes) / Number of shares (average for the financial period)

Equity per share, EUR:
Shareholders’ equity / Number of shares, 31 March

Return on equity (ROE), %:
(Profit before taxes – income taxes) X 100 / Shareholders’ equity (average for the financial period)

Return on investment (ROI), %:
(Profit before taxes + interest and other financial expenses) X 100 / (Balance sheet total – non-interest-bearing liabilities (average for the financial period))

Equity ratio, %
Shareholders’ equity X 100 / (Balance sheet total – advances received)

Gearing, %:
Interest-bearing net debt X 100 / Shareholders’ equity

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT 

 

(EUR 1,000) 1-3/2011 1-3/2010 Change, % 1-12/2010
         
NET SALES 17,234 16,008 7.7 73,297
Other operating income 2 7 -71.4 16
Increase or decrease in inventories of
completed and unfinished products
1,931 1,517 27.3 -1,173
Raw materials and consumables 8,116 7,490 8.4 28,496
Employee benefit expenses 4,668 4,216 10.7 17,311
Depreciation 420 357 17.7 1,478
Other operating expenses 5,603 4,246 32.0 19,032
         
OPERATING PROFIT 360 1,223 -70.6 8,169
         
Financial income 13 -2   83
Financial expenses -36 12   -29
  -23 10   54
         
PROFIT BEFORE TAXES 337 1,233 -72.7 8,223
         
Income taxes 53 305 -82.6 2,151
         
NET INCOME FOR THE PERIOD 284 928 -69.4 6,072
         
Distribution of net income to equity
holders of the parent company
284 928   6,072
         
Basic and diluted earnings per share
calculated on the profit attributable to
equity holders of the parent company, EUR
0.04 0.12   0.76


COMPREHENSIVE CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT
 

(EUR 1,000) 1-3/2011 1-3/2010 1-12/2010
       
Net income for the period 284 928 6,072
Other comprehensive income      
 Change in translation difference 12 - 8
       
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE PERIOD 296 928 6,080
       
Distribution of net income to equity
holders of the parent company
296 928 6,080


CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
 

(EUR 1,000) 31.3.2011 31.3.2010 31.12.2010
       
ASSETS      
       
NON-CURRENT ASSETS      
Tangible assets 10,386 9,553 9,390
Intangible assets 1,048 578 869
Available-for-sale financial assets 20 20 16
  11,454 10,151 10,275
       
CURRENT ASSETS      
Inventories 18,981 16,162 17,172
Trade and other receivables 7,483 7,247 6,437
Current tax assets - 18 -
Cash and cash equivalents 6,131 8,009 9,667
  32,595 31,436 33,276
       
ASSETS, TOTAL 44,049 41,587 43,551
       
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY AND LIABILITIES      
       
EQUITY ATTRIBUTABLE TO EQUITY HOLDERS OF
THE PARENT COMPANY
     
Share capital 8,040 8,040 8,040
Translation differences 22 2 10
Retained earnings 26,521 24,711 26,237
Shareholders’ equity, total 34,583 32,753 34,287
       
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES      
Deferred tax liabilities 645 693 651
       
CURRENT LIABILITIES      
Trade and other payables 8,791 7,557 8,583
Current tax liabilities 30 584 30
  8,821 8,141 8,613
       
Liabilities, total 9,466 8,834 9,264
       
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY AND LIABILITIES, TOTAL 44,049 41,587 43,551
       

The Group has no liabilities resulting from derivative contracts, and there are no outstanding guarantees or any other contingent liabilities which have been granted on behalf of the management of the company or its shareholders.

CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT
 

(EUR 1,000) 1-3/2011 1-3/2010 1-12/2010
       
CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES      
       
Net profit for the period 284 928 6,072
Adjustments      
 Depreciation according to plan 420 357 1,478
 Financial income and expenses 23 -10 -54
 Taxes 53 305 2,151
Cash flow before change in working capital 780 1,580 9,647
       
Change in working capital -2,282 -2,905 -2,452
 Increase (-) / decrease (+) in current
non-interest-bearing trade receivables
-688 -1,664 -1,193
 Increase (-) / decrease (+) in inventories -1,808 -933 -1,943
 Increase (-) / decrease (+) in current
non-interest-bearing liabilities
214 -308 684
Cash flow from operating activities before
financial items and taxes
-1,502 -1,325 7,195
       
Paid interest and payments on other
financial expenses
-36 12 -30
Interest received 13 -2 81
Taxes paid -411 -646 -2,687
       
CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES -1,936 -1,961 4,559
       
CASH FLOW FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES      
       
Investments in tangible and intangible assets -1,600 -275 -1,519
       
CASH FLOW FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES -1,600 -275 -1,519
       
CASH FLOW FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES      
       
Dividends paid - - -3,618
       
CASH FLOW FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES - - -3,618
       
Change in cash and cash equivalents -3,536 -2,236 -578
       
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 9,667 10,245 10,245
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period 6,131 8,009 9,667


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 

(EUR 1,000) Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent company
 
Share capital
Translation
differences
Retained
earnings
Shareholders’
equity, total
         
Shareholders’ equity 1 Jan. 2010 8,040 2 23,783 31,825
Comprehensive income for the period   - 928 928
Dividends paid     - -
Shareholders’ equity 31 March 2010 8,040 2 24,711 32,753
         
Shareholders’ equity 1 Jan. 2011 8,040 10 26,237 34,287
Comprehensive income for the period   12 284 296
Dividends paid     - -
Shareholders’ equity 31 March 2011 8,040 22 26,521 34,583


KEY FIGURES
 

  1-3/2011 1-3/2010 Change, % 1-12/2010
         
Earnings per share, EUR 0.04 0.12 -66.7 0.76
Equity per share, EUR 4.30 4.07 5.7 4.26
Return on equity (ROE), % 3.3 11.5   18.4
Return on investment (ROI), % 3.5 15.1   25.0
Equity ratio, % 78.6 78.8   78.8
Gearing, % -17.7 -24.5   -28.2
Gross investments, EUR 1,000 1,600 275 481.8 1,519
Gross investments, % of net sales 9.3 1.7   2.1
Contingent liabilities, EUR 1,000 19,592 10,645 84.0 11,147
Average personnel 395 371 6.5 375
Personnel at the end of the period 396 370 7.0 388
Number of shares at the end of the period
(1,000)
8,040 8,040   8,040
Number of shares outstanding, average
(1,000)
8,040 8,040   8,040


NET SALES BY MARKET AREA
 

(EUR 1,000) 1-3/2011 1-3/2010 Change, % 1-12/2010
         
Finland 10,566 10,185 3.7 51,768
Scandinavia 1,744 1,986 -12.2 7,101
Central and Southern Europe 1,697 1,443 17.6 5,284
North America 713 732 -2.6 3,814
Asia-Pacific 2,514 1,662 51.3 5,330
TOTAL 17,234 16,008 7.7 73,297


NET SALES BY PRODUCT LINE
 

(EUR 1,000) 1-3/2011 1-3/2010 Change, % 1-12/2010
         
Clothing 6,975 7,216 -3.3 26,384
Interior decoration 7,051 6,289 12.1 34,006
Bags 3,208 2,503 28.2 12,907
TOTAL 17,234 16,008 7.7 73,297


SEGMENT INFORMATION
 

(EUR 1,000) 1-3/2011 1-3/2010 Change, % 1-12/2010
         
Marimekko business        
 Net sales 17,234 16,008 7.7 73,297
 Operating result 360 1,223 -70.6 8,169
 Assets 44,049 41,587 5.9 43,551


QUARTERLY TREND IN NET SALES AND EARNINGS
 

(EUR 1,000) 1-3/2011 10-12/2010 7-9/2010 4-6/2010
         
Net sales 17,234 22,074 19,468 15,747
Operating profit 360 2,188 4,170 588
Earnings per share, EUR 0.04 0.21 0.38 0.05
         
(EUR 1,000) 1-3/2010 10-12/2009 7-9/2009 4-6/2009
         
Net sales 16,008 20,719 19,492 15,999
Operating profit 1,223 2,353 2,901 1,058
Earnings per share, EUR 0.12 0.22 0.27 0.10

  


Marimekko_Interim Report_Q1_2011.pdf