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TELESTE CORPORATION'S FINANCIAL STATEMENT RELEASE 1 JAN TO 31 DEC 2020: NET SALES AND ADJUSTED OPERATING RESULT DECREASED DUE TO THE TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION OF ACCESS NETWORKS AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ORDER BACKLOG AT A GOOD LEVEL


TELESTE CORPORATION  FINANCIAL STATEMENT RELEASE  11 FEBRUARY 2021 AT 8:30 EET   


TELESTE CORPORATION'S FINANCIAL STATEMENT RELEASE 1 JANUARY TO 31 DECEMBER 2020: NET SALES AND ADJUSTED OPERATING RESULT DECREASED DUE TO THE TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION OF ACCESS NETWORKS AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ORDER BACKLOG AT A GOOD LEVEL


The income statement figures presented in this financial statement review only include continuing operations, unless otherwise provided. The figures in the balance sheet and the cash flow statement include both continuing and discontinued operations.

Fourth quarter of 2020, continuing operations

- Net sales amounted to EUR 39.2 (41.6) million, a decrease of 5.7%
- Adjusted operating result stood at EUR 1.3 (1.8) million, a decrease of 27.5%
- Operating result amounted to EUR 1.3 (2.1) million, a decrease of 39.7%
- Earnings per share were EUR 0.05 (0.10), a decrease of 49.4%
- Earnings per share including discontinued operations amounted to EUR 0.14 (0.05), an increase of 155.6%
- Cash flow from operations, including discontinued operations, was EUR 4.6 (7.9) million, a decrease of 41.2%
- Orders received totalled EUR 43.2 (47.2) million, a decrease of 8.6%
- Order backlog at period-end totalled EUR 77.1 (73.2) million, an increase of 5.3%

January-December 2020, continuing operations

- Net sales amounted to EUR 145.0 (165.3) million, a decrease of 12.3%
- Adjusted operating result stood at EUR 5.1 (8.8) million, a decrease of 42.6%
- Operating result stood at EUR 4.5 (1.9) million, an increase of 138.9%
- Earnings per share were EUR 0.16 (-0.00)
- Earnings per share including discontinued operations amounted to EUR -0.43 (-0.07)
- Cash flow from operations including discontinued operations was EUR 13.1 (4.1) million, an increase of 222.2%
- Orders received totalled EUR 148.8 (167.5) million, a decrease of 11.1%

The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of EUR 0.12 (0.10) per outstanding share.


Outlook for 2021

Teleste estimates that the net sales of the continuing operations in 2021 will reach or exceed the level of 2020 and that the adjusted operating result will exceed the adjusted operating result of 2020. The net sales of the continuing operations in 2020 were EUR 145.0 million, and the adjusted operating result was EUR 5.1 million.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty among Teleste's customers and in the company's own operations in the 2021 financial period.


Comments by CEO Jukka Rinnevaara:

"The net sales and operating result for Q4 decreased year-on-year. Orders received increased from the previous quarter but decreased from the reference period. The order backlog at the end of the year was at a higher level than a year ago. The key themes of the past quarter were the management of the impacts of the still continuing COVID-19 pandemic and managing the operations under exceptional circumstances, the continued technological transformation of cable access networks and finalising the divestment project pertaining to the services business in Germany.

Orders received by Video and Broadband Solutions decreased in video security and information solutions from the reference period of the fourth quarter, mainly due to the delay in the order decisions by the rail traffic segment customers. In respect of the access network products, orders were at the level of the reference period, but the deployments of distributed access architecture have been delayed as we have previously predicted. Customers' delays were also still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic continuing in force in our key target market areas. The order backlog for passenger information solutions for the current year is at a good level, but the COVID-19 pandemic may delay deliveries especially during the first half of the year. Net sales decreased year-on-year in access network products due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as operators prepared for next-generation access network solutions (distributed access architecture and DOCSIS 4.0). As a result of the decrease in net sales, the operating result of Video and Broadband Solutions decreased year-on-year. During the pandemic, our operator customers have been focused on maintaining the operation of the critical network infrastructure and postponed non-vital network investments. The decline in the demand for access network products affects the entire industry, and we estimate that we have maintained our strong market position in the European market during these exceptional times. As the net sales of HFC products declined, we had to continue to pursue cost savings in various functions. Despite cost savings, we have systematically continued our key product development projects. The growth we pursued in the Northern American market with the distributed access architecture solutions has been delayed due to the pandemic. We still believe in substantial growth possibilities in the selected strategic areas.

The net sales of the continuing operations of Network Services was at the level of the reference year, and profitability continued at a good level during the last quarter of the year. Profitability was at a good level especially in England, Switzerland and Finland. The profitability development was affected by focusing the service range to high-added-value services supporting our product range, and correspondingly scaling down lower-margin project services. During the quarter, the divestment of Cableway companies to Circet Deutschland GmbH was concluded as planned in Germany. The relative share of the services business in our operations has reduced as a result of the Cableway divestment and the services supplement our product range both functionally and in respect of the supply. Therefore, we have deemed it appropriate to combine the services business as part of our technology and product business, and we will report the Group operations as one segment as of the beginning of 2021."


The year 2020 was exceptional. The coronavirus and its preventive measures created considerable and unpredictable challenges globally, which also had an impact on Teleste's business conditions. Therefore, I wish to thank our personnel for flexibility and perseverance both regarding the way of working  changes required by the pandemic, health-related precautions and cost savings. The past year also brought along positive development. We proceeded with our key product development projects and the development of our operations uncompromisingly and in a determined manner. By flexibly adjusting to the exceptional circumstances, we got through 2020 reasonably and were able to continue with our R&D in order to be even more competitive when the market picks up. The strategic priorities in the current year include the development of the next-generation access architecture offering, the increase in the sales in the North American market as well as the growth of the public transport's and the authorities' video security and information solutions. The continuation of the pandemic causes uncertainty in forecasting the current year. However, we estimate that we have good prospects for returning to the path of profitable growth."


Group Operations October-December 2020, continuing operations

Key figures10-12/202010-12/2019Change
Net sales, EUR million 39.241.6-5.7%
Adjusted EBIT, EUR million 1)1.31.8-27.5%
Adjusted EBIT, % 1)3.3%4.2% 
EBIT, EUR million 1.32.1-39.7%
EBIT, %3.3%5.1% 
Result for the period0.91.6-44.8%
Result for the period, EUR million 2)2.40.7+247.8%
Earnings per share, EUR 0.050.10-49.4%
Earnings per share, EUR 2)0.140.05+155.6%
Cash flow from operations, EUR million 2) 4.67.9-41.2%
Orders received, EUR million 43.247.2-8.6%

1) An alternative performance measure defined in the tables section of the report.
2) Including discontinued operations

Orders received by the Group in the fourth quarter totalled EUR 43.2 (47.2) million, a decrease of 8.6% on the reference period the previous year. Orders decreased in the passenger information solutions of Video and Broadband Solutions. Net sales decreased by 5.7% to EUR 39.2 (41.6) million. Net sales decreased in Video and Broadband Solutions.

Expenses for material and production services decreased by 5.3% to EUR 19.9 (21.0) million. Personnel expenses decreased by 1.0% to EUR 12.0 (12.2) million. Other operating expenses decreased by 8.7% to EUR 4.7 (5.2) million. Depreciation and amortisation increased by 13.7% to EUR 2.0 (1.7) million. The adjusted operating result decreased by 27.5% to EUR 1.3 (1.8) million, representing 3.3% (4.2%) of net sales. Operating result decreased by 39.7% to EUR 1.3 (2.1) million, representing 3.3% (5.1%) of net sales. Net financial expenses were EUR 0.4 (0.3) million. Taxes were EUR 0.0 (0.2) million. Earnings per share was EUR 0.05 (0.10) decreasing by 49.3% and earnings per share including discontinued operations amounted to EUR 0.14 (0.05) increasing by 155.6%. Cash flow from operations, including discontinued operations, was EUR 4.6 (7.9) million, a decrease of 41.2% due to changes in net working capital.


Group Operations January-December 2020, continuing operations

Key figures1-12/20201-12/2019Change
Net sales, EUR million 145.0165.3-12.3%
Adjusted EBIT, EUR million 1)5.18.8-42.6%
Adjusted EBIT, % 1)3.5%5.3% 
Adjusted EBIT, EUR million 3)4.51.9+138.9%
EBIT, %3.1%1.1% 
Result for the period, EUR million 2.8-0.3 
Result for the period, EUR million 2)-8.0-1.7 
Earnings per share, EUR0.16-0.00 
Earnings per share, EUR 2)-0.43-0.07 
Cash flow from operations, EUR million 2) 3)13.14.1222.2%
Net gearing, % 2)17.0%34.1% 
Equity ratio, % 2)48.8%49.5% 
Orders received, EUR million 148.8167.5-11.1%
Order backlog, EUR million 77.173.2+5.3%
Personnel at period-end858867-1.1%

1) An alternative performance measure defined in the tables section of the report.
2) Including discontinued operations
3) The figures of 2019 include a provision totalling EUR 6.9 million recognised in relation to the loss of assets due to a crime committed against a foreign subsidiary and the handling of the case.

Orders received by the Group decreased by 11.1% to EUR 148.8 (167.5) million. Orders decreased in both business areas. The order backlog increased by 5.3% compared to the end of the reference period and totalled EUR 77.1 (73.2) million at the end of the financial period. Net sales decreased by 12.3% to EUR 145.0 (165.3) million. Net sales decreased in both business areas.

Expenses for material and production services decreased by 13.6% to EUR 72.0 (83.3) million. Personnel expenses decreased by 1.9% to EUR 45.2 (46.0) million. Depreciation and amortisation increased by 7.3% to EUR 7.2 (6.7) million. Other operating expenses decreased by 39.7% to EUR 17.8 (29.5) million. Adjusted operating result decreased by 42.6% to EUR 5.1 (8.8) million, representing 3.5% (5.3%) of net sales. Adjusted operating result decreased the reference period of the access network products of Video and Broadband Solutions due to the lower net sales and increased in the Network Services business area as the company focused on higher added value services. The operating result totalled EUR 4.5 (1.9) million, an increase of 138.9%.

Net financial expenses were EUR 0.8 (0.2) million. The Group's income taxes stood at EUR 0.9 (2.0) million, and the effective tax rate was 24.6% (119.8%). Earnings per share was 0.16 (-0.00) and earnings per share including discontinued operations amounted to EUR -0.43 (-0.07). Cash flow from operations, including discontinued operations, was EUR 13.1 (4.1) million. The increase in the cash flow from operations was influenced by the growth of the operating result and the decreased net working capital. Cash flow from operations during the reference period was decreased by the non-recurring item of EUR 6.9 million.


Video and Broadband Solutions October-December 2020

EUR 1,00010-12/2020 10-12/2019Change
Orders received37,87741,807-9.4%
Net sales33,89136,142-6.2%
EBIT 8171,266-35.6%
EBIT, %2.4%3.5% 

Orders received decreased year-on-year by 9.4% to EUR 37.9 (41.8) million. The orders received in video security and information solutions decreased.

Net sales decreased by 6.2% to EUR 33.9 (36.1) million. Net sales decreased in access network products but increased in video security and information solutions. Operating result decreased by 35.5% to EUR 0.8 (1.3) million, representing 2.4% (3.5%) of net sales. The operating result decreased due to the net sales of access network products being lower than in the reference period.

R&D expenses amounted to EUR 2.3 (3.7) million, representing 6.6% (10.2%) of the business area's net sales. Product development projects were focused on distributed access architecture including solutions designed for the US market, situational awareness and video security solutions, passenger information systems and customer-specific projects. Capitalised R&D expenses amounted to EUR 0.9 (1.5) million. Depreciation on capitalised R&D expenses was EUR 1.1 (0.7) million.


Video and Broadband Solutions January-December 2020

EUR 1,0001-12/20201-12/2019Change
Orders received128,009143,455-10.8%
Net sales124,146141,351-12.2%
EBIT 3,5888,056-55.5%
EBIT, %2.9%5.7% 

Orders received decreased year-on-year by 10.8% to EUR 128.0 (143.5) million. Orders received decreased both in access network products and in video security and information solutions. The order backlog increased by 5.3% compared to the end of the reference period and totalled EUR 77.1 (73.2) million. Net sales decreased by 12.2% to EUR 124.1 (141.4) million. Net sales decreased in access network products. Orders received and net sales were affected by operators' expectations regarding the transition to distributed access architecture technology as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. Operating result decreased by 55.5% and was EUR 3.6 (8.1) million, representing 2.9% (5.7%) of net sales. The decline in operating result was attributable to the decrease in net sales.

R&D expenses amounted to EUR 10.8 (13.5) million, representing 8.7% (9.5%) of net sales. Product development projects were focused on distributed access architecture including solutions designed for the US market, situational awareness and video security solutions, passenger information systems and customer-specific projects. Capitalised R&D expenses amounted to EUR 3.9 (4.7) million. Depreciation on capitalised R&D expenses was EUR 3.4 (2.5) million.


Network Services October-December 2020, continuing operations

Teleste revised its strategy in May 2020, according to which the company will focus on technology business operations and the services of higher added value supporting them. In accordance with the new strategy, Teleste divested its extensive cable network field service operations in Germany to focus on higher-added-value services in the future. The services business of the Germany-based Cableway companies were classified as an asset held for sale pursuant to IFRS 5 ("Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations"), and Teleste reported the business as a discontinued operation in accordance with the standard. The business classified as an asset held for sale has not been reported under the figures of the Network Services business area as of the beginning of the first quarter. Teleste will continue its higher-added-value services business in England, Switzerland, Finland, Poland and Belgium.

EUR 1,00010-12/202010-12/2019Change
Orders received5,3095,419-2.0%
Net sales5,3095,419-2.0%
EBIT457488-6.3%
EBIT, %8.6%9.0% 

Orders received and net sales decreased by 2.0% year-on-year, amounting to EUR 5.3 (5.4) million. Net sales decreased in Belgium and Switzerland. Operating result decreased by 6.3% and was EUR 0.5 (0.5) million, representing 8.6% (9.0%) of net sales. Operating result remained at a good level despite quarantine and restriction measures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the latter part of the year.


Network Services January-December 2020, continuing operations

EUR 1,000 1-12/2020 1-12/2019Change
Orders received20,83623,996-13.2%
Net sales20,83623,996-13.2%
EBIT1,478776+90.5%
EBIT, %7.1%3.2% 

Orders received and net sales decreased by 13.2% to EUR 20.8 (24.0) million. Net sales declined due to the restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and also in England, where the focus was on high-added-value design services and the scaling down of lower-margin project services. In Belgium, the decrease in net sales resulted from the discontinuation of the provision of loss-making field services. The restructuring costs associated with the operations in Belgium have been eliminated from adjusted operating result only at the Group level. Operating profit grew by 90.5% to EUR 1.5 (0.8) million. The growth of operating result in England and in Finland was attributable to the focus on higher-added-value design services and cost adjustments.


Discontinued operations

The result of the operations classified as an asset held for sale pursuant to IFRS 5 ("Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations") was EUR 1.5 (-0.9) million during the fourth quarter, including, besides the losses on operational activities, the change in the estimated final purchase price totalling EUR +1.6 million. The final purchase price depends on changes in the net working capital and net debt of the companies to be sold. The estimated loss on sales is EUR 6.1 million. The estimate published on the signing date was EUR 6-8 million. The result of the discontinued operations was EUR -10.8 (-1.3) million during January-December, including, besides the losses on operational activities, the estimated final loss on sales totalling EUR 6.1 million. The final purchase price is estimated to be confirmed during the first quarter of 2021. Teleste estimates that EUR 3.7 million of the preliminary net purchase price received at the closing date will be returned during the first quarter of 2021 as a result of the decrease in the net working capital and the debt to Teleste Group. The assets of the discontinued operations on the consolidated balance sheet amounted to EUR 0.0 million and the liabilities totalled EUR 0.0 million as of 31 December 2020. By divesting its Germany-based services business operations, Teleste seeks to safeguard its financial position and its ability to invest in technology and services business growth areas.


Personnel and organisation January-December 2020

The Group's employed an average of 856 (895) people during the review period. Of these, 650 (682) were employed by Video and Broadband Solutions and 206 (213) by Network Services. At the end of the review period, the Group employed 858 (867) people, of whom 47% (45%) worked abroad. Approximately 3% of the Group's employees were working outside Europe.

Personnel expenses amounted to EUR 45.2 (46.0) million, down by 1.9% year-on-year. The change in personnel expenses was attributable to a decrease in the number of personnel, wage increases and capitalisation of R&D costs as well as the temporary layoffs that were implemented as from April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of changes taken place in the business environment, personnel were reduced in the manufacture of HFC products in Finland and due to the discontinuation of the field services in Belgium. The average number of personnel decreased by 4.3%. The number of personnel decreased in both Video and Broadband Solutions and Network Services.


Investments and product development January-December 2020, including discontinued operations

Investments by the Group totalled EUR 6.6 (13.0) million, representing 4.5% (5.5%) of net sales. Of the investments, EUR 3.9 (4.7) million were related to product development. In accordance with the IFRS 16 standard, the value of the activated lease agreements decreased by EUR 3.1 million and the investments in tangible and intangible assets of the discontinued operations decreased by EUR 2.2 million.

Product development projects were focused on distributed access architecture including solutions designed for the US market, situational awareness and video security solutions, passenger information systems and customer-specific projects.


Financing and capital structure January-December 2020, including discontinued operations

Cash flow from operations was EUR 13.1 (4.1) million. The increase in the cash flow from operations was influenced by the growth of the operating result and the decrease in the net working capital. Cash flow from operations during the reference period was decreased by the non-recurring item of EUR 6.9 million.

Teleste Corporation has credit and loan facilities with a combined total value of EUR 56.0 million. The five-year loan facility of EUR 30.0 million will mature in August 2022. The loan is repaid in annual instalments of EUR 3.0 million. The EUR 20.0 million credit facility will run until the end of August 2021 and includes a one-year extension option. The loan of EUR 6.0 million has a maturity of 4 years, and it will be repaid in fixed instalments in six-month intervals by August 2024. At the end of the period under review, the the Group had unused binding credit facilities totaling EUR 21.5 (20.9) million.

On 31 December 2020, the Group's interest-bearing debt stood at EUR 31.0 (33.0) million. The Group's cash and cash equivalents were EUR 20.2 (8.2) million. The Group's equity ratio was 48.8% (49.5%) and net gearing ratio 17.0% (34.1%).


Key risks faced by the business areas

Europe is Teleste's main market and business area, but the company aims to expand its business in North America. Teleste's customers include cable operators, public transport operators, train manufacturers and specified organisations in the public sector.

As to Video and Broadband Solutions, client-specific and integrated deliveries of solutions create favourable conditions for growth, even if the involved resource allocation and technical implementation pose a challenge and therefore also involve reasonable risks. Operator customers' network investments vary according to the development of technology, customers’ need to upgrade networks and their financial structure. End-to-end deliveries of video security and information solution systems may be large in size, setting high demands for the project quotation calculation and management and, consequently, involve risks. Increased competition created by the new service providers may undermine the cable operators' ability to invest. Correct technological choices, product development and their timing are vital to success. Product development contains calculated risks and should they materialise, the value of the product development investments can decrease. Various technologies are used in the products and solutions, and the intellectual property rights associated with the application of these technologies can be interpreted in different ways by different parties. Such difficulties of interpretation may lead to costly investigations or court proceedings. Customers have very demanding requirements for the performance of products, their durability in challenging conditions and their compatibility with other components of integrated systems. Regardless of careful planning and quality assurance, complex products may fail in the customer's network and lead to expensive repair obligations. The consequences of natural phenomena and global disruptions, such as a pandemic, or accidents, such as a fire or a flood, may reduce the availability of components in the order-delivery chain of the electronics industry or suspend our own manufacturing operations. Customs levies imposed by different countries and changes or restrictions on exports or imports may have a negative effect on component supply chains and the profitability of products. Expanding business operations to new markets is demanding. The Group's investments in growth in the North American market will not necessarily lead to the desired results. Many competitors in the business area come from the United States, which is why the exchange rate of the euro against the US dollar has an effect on competitiveness. In particular, the development of the exchange rates of the US dollar and the Chinese renminbi against the euro influences product costs and result. The company hedges against short-term currency exposure by means of forward exchange contracts and currency options.

Net sales of Network Services come mainly from a small number of large European customers. Therefore, a significant change in the demand for our services by any one of them is reflected in the actual deliveries and profitability. The improvement of customer satisfaction and productivity requires efficient service process management, as well as innovative process, product and logistics solutions to ensure the quality and cost-efficiency of services. The smooth functioning of cable networks requires efficient technical management of the networks and suitable equipment solutions in accordance with contractual obligations. This, in turn, requires continuous development of the skills and knowledge of our personnel and subcontractors. In addition, the sufficiency and usage rates of our personnel and subcontractor network influence the company's delivery capacity and profitability. Subcontractors' costs may increase faster than it is possible for Teleste to increase the prices of its services to its own customers. In large projects with overall responsibility, tender calculation and project management are complex tasks that involve risks. Severe weather conditions may affect ability to deliver services.

Teleste's strategy involves risks and uncertainties, such as that new business opportunities may fail to be identified or successfully used. The business areas must take into account market movements, such as consolidations among our customers and competitors. Periods of technological transformation, such as operators migrating to distributed access architecture in access networks, may significantly change the competitive positions of the current suppliers and attract new competitors to the market. Intensified competition may decrease the prices of products and solutions faster than we are able to reduce our products' manufacturing and delivery costs.

Various information systems are critical to the development, manufacture and supply of products to customers. The maintenance of information systems and deployment of new systems involve risks that may affect ability to deliver products and services. Information systems are also exposed to external threats and we strive to protect ourselves from these threats through technical solutions and by increasing the security competence of our personnel. Teleste Group may also be targeted by illegal activities and fraud attempts that could have a significant effect on the financial result. The Group strives to minimise these risks by continuing to develop good governance practices and increasing the security competence of its personnel. Recruiting and maintaining skilled personnel requires encouragement, development and recruitment efforts, which can fail.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents risks to Teleste's supply chain, the company's own operating capacity, the operating capacity of customers and the demand for Teleste's products and services. Thus far, in response to the restrictive measures imposed by the authorities in various countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, operators have reduced or suspended their broadband network construction, while certain customers in passenger information solutions have been forced to close down their factories and delay projects. The effects of the pandemic on Teleste's supply chain and component availability have been limited. Our personnel and our in-house production activities have mainly remained operational. The company initiated measures in the first quarter of 2020 to safeguard its liquidity and financial position. The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on net sales and operating result from the second quarter of 2020 onwards. If the stricter restrictions on movement in society imposed by the authorities in various countries continue to remain in effect, we expect that the negative impact on Teleste's net sales and operating result are significant.

The Board of Directors annually reviews essential business risks and their management. Risk management constitutes an integral part of the strategic and operational activities of the business areas. Risks are reported to the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors on a regular basis.

In the period under review, no such legal proceedings or judicial procedures were pending that would have had any essential significance for the Group's operation.


Group structure

The parent company has a branch office in the Netherlands and subsidiaries in 14 countries outside Finland. In November 2020, Teleste Corporation sold its subsidiary, Teleste Services GmbH, and the four Cableway companies owned by it that were engaged in services business in Germany.


Shares and changes in share capital

On 31 December 2020, Tianta Oy was the largest single shareholder with a holding of 24.1% (23.2%).

In the period under review, the lowest price of the company's share was EUR 3.51 (5.04) and the highest price was EUR 5.78 (6.80). The closing price on 31 December 2020 stood at EUR 4.49 (5.34). According to Euroclear Finland Ltd, the number of shareholders at the end of the period under review was 5,863 (5,515). Foreign and nominee-registered holdings accounted for 2.9% (6.1%) of the holdings. The value of Teleste's shares traded on Nasdaq Helsinki from 1 January to 31 December 2020 was EUR 13.8 (9.2) million. In the period under review, 3.1 (1.6) million Teleste shares were traded on the stock exchange. Teleste's share is quoted in the technology section of Nasdaq Helsinki.

On 22 April 2020, Teleste Corporation's Board of Directors decided on a directed share issue without consideration, relating to the reward payment for the performance period 2017-2019 of Teleste Group's share-based incentive plan 2015. In the share issue, 22,402 Teleste Corporation shares held by the company were conveyed without consideration to the key employees participating in the share-based incentive plan in accordance with the terms and conditions of the plan. On 31 December 2020, the Group held 776,419 (798,821) of its own shares, all held by the parent company Teleste Corporation. At the end of the review period, the Group's holding of the total number of shares amounted to 4.1% (4.2%).

On 31 December 2020, the company's registered share capital stood at EUR 6,966,932.80, divided into 18,985,588 shares.

Valid authorisations at the end of the review period:
- The Board of Directors may acquire 1,200,000 own shares of the company otherwise than in proportion to the holdings of the shareholders with unrestricted equity through trading on the regulated market organised by Nasdaq Helsinki at the market price of the time of the purchase.
- The Board of Directors may decide on issuing new shares and/or transferring the company's own shares held by the company, so that the maximum total number of shares issued and/or transferred is 2,000,000.
- The total number of new shares to subscribe for under the special rights granted by the company and own shares held by the company to be transferred may not exceed 1,000,000 shares, which number is included in the above maximum number concerning new shares and the Group's own shares held by the company.
- These authorisations are valid until 21 October 2021.


Decisions by the Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Teleste Corporation held on 22 April 2020 adopted the financial statements and consolidated financial statements for 2019 and discharged the members of the Board of Directors and the CEO from liability for the financial period 2019. The AGM resolved to authorise the Board of Directors to resolve, at its discretion, on the distribution of a maximum of EUR 0.10 per share as dividend from the retained earnings and/or as repayment of capital from the fund for invested unrestricted equity in one or more instalments. The authorisation is valid until the opening of the next AGM. The company will announce each Board resolution on the distribution of funds separately and confirm the relevant record and payment dates in such announcements. On 23 November 2020, Teleste Corporation's Board of Directors decided to distribute dividend of EUR 0.10 per share based on the authorisation given by the 2020 AGM. The dividend was paid out on 3 December 2020.

The AGM decided that the Board of Directors shall consist of six members. The annual remuneration to be paid to the members of the Board of Directors were resolved on as follows: EUR 66,000 per year for the chairman and EUR 33,000 per year for each member. The annual remuneration of the Board member who acts as the chairman of the Audit Committee shall be EUR 49,000 per year. Of the annual remuneration to be paid to the Board members, 40% of the total gross remuneration amount will be used to purchase Teleste Corporation's shares for the Board members through trading on a regulated market organised by Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd and the rest will be paid in cash. In addition, EUR 400 per meeting shall be paid to the members of the Board of Directors' Audit Committee as a meeting fee. However, a separate meeting fee shall not be paid to the chairman of the Audit Committee.

Jussi Himanen, Vesa Korpimies, Mirel Leino, Timo Luukkainen, Heikki Mäkijärvi and Kai Telanne were elected as members of Teleste Corporation's Board of Directors.

In its organisational meeting held after the AGM on 22 April 2020, the Board of Directors elected Timo Luukkainen as its Chairman. Mirel Leino was elected Chair of the Audit Committee, with Jussi Himanen and Vesa Korpimies as members.

The AGM decided to choose one auditor for Teleste Corporation. The audit firm KPMG Oy Ab was chosen as the company's auditor. The audit firm appointed Petri Kettunen, APA, as the auditor in charge.

The AGM decided to authorise the Board of Directors to decide on the purchase of the company's own shares in accordance with the proposal of the Board. According to the authorisation, the Board of Directors may acquire 1,200,000 own shares of the company otherwise than in proportion to the holdings of the shareholders with unrestricted equity through trading on the regulated market organised by Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd at the market price of the time of the purchase.

The AGM decided to authorise the Board of Directors to decide on issuing new shares and/or transferring the company's own shares held by the company and/or granting special rights referred to in Chapter 10, Section 1 of the Limited Liability Companies Act, in accordance with the Board's proposal. The new shares may be issued and the company's own shares held by the company may be conveyed either against payment or for free. New shares may be issued and the company's own shares held by the company may be conveyed to the company's shareholders in proportion to their current shareholdings in the company, or by waiving the shareholder's pre-emption right, through a directed share issue if the company has a weighty financial reason to do so. The new shares may also be issued in a free share issue to the company itself.
Under the authorisation, the Board of Directors has the right to decide on issuances of new shares and/or transferring the company's own shares held by the company, so that the maximum total number of shares issued and/or transferred is 2,000,000. The total number of new shares to subscribe for under the special rights granted by the company and own shares held by the company to be transferred may not exceed 1,000,000 shares, which number is included in the above maximum number concerning new shares and the Group's own shares held by the company. The authorisations are valid for eighteen (18) months from the resolution of the Annual General Meeting. The authorisations override any previous authorisations to decide on issuances of new shares and on granting stock option rights or other special rights entitling to shares.

The authorisations are valid for eighteen (18) months from the
resolution of the AGM. The authorisations override any previous authorisations to decide on issuances of new shares and on granting stock option rights or other special rights entitling to shares.

The AGM resolved, in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors, to establish a shareholders' nomination board that prepares matters concerning the nomination and remuneration of the Board of Directors. Further, the AGM adopted the charter of the nomination board according to the proposal of the Board of Directors. The AGM also approved the proposal by the Board of Directors for the remuneration policy of the governing bodies of the company.


Segments to be reported in the financial period of 2021

The divestment of the German services business, the company's internal organisation change as well as changes to the reporting practices of the operative management and the Board of Directors affect the segments required to be reported. As set out in IFRS 8 standard, it is well-founded to combine the remaining services business reported in the Network Services segment with the business reported in the Video and Broadband Solutions segment. Due to the business model, the similarity of financial characteristics of the businesses and the administrative structure as well as the changes taken place in the financial period of 2020, Teleste's business segment to be reported is the entire Group as of the beginning of the financial period 2021.


Operating environment in 2021

Teleste's goal is to maintain its strong market position in Europe and to strengthen the market position in North America.

The demand for broadband services by data communications operators continues to grow. Household broadband traffic has grown at an annual rate of 30-40% in recent years. Broadband traffic has increased sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the growth of teleworking and online education and the higher consumption of streaming services. It is possible that part of the growth created by the pandemic will remain a permanent phenomenon, which could accelerate network investments when the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic are lifted. European cable operators have been able to competitively respond to the increasing demand by investing in DOCSIS 3.1 standard-compliant 1.2 GHz frequency range network upgrades during the past few years. Investments in the expansion of the traditional HFC network infrastructure frequency range continue, but with a lower volume than in the past few years. Operators are already planning investment in next-generation distributed access architecture network solutions as set out in the DOCSIS 4.0 standard. The vision is to offer up to 10 Gbps connections to households. For years now, the cable industry, including Teleste, has been preparing for the next technology wave with which investment in cable network infrastructure can be competitively continued also in the years to come. Operators' investments in distributed access architecture have been delayed compared with previous schedule estimates and the COVID-19 pandemic will cause further delays, with field testing by operators having to be postponed. We estimate that operators' distributed access architecture deployment projects will commence at the end of 2021. The R&D projects of 1.8 GHz access network products set out in the DOCSIS 4.0 standard have been launched. By estimation, the deployment projects of these products will start in volumes in 2023. The growth is enabled by the increased value of access network optical products as well as the opportunity to take advantage of the technological transformation to expand business into the North American markets. Achieving interoperability with the cable network central systems is a significant risk. We estimate that the net sales of the access network products and services in 2021 will reach or exceed the level of the reference year. However, this estimate involves uncertainty caused by the pandemic and the timing of the technological transformation.

Growing urban environments and their safety, the increase of public transport services and the increasing popularity of smart digital systems for a smoother life provide a foundation for growing business in the coming years. Public transport operators and other authorities must ensure smooth operation of services and infrastructure as well as the safety of people. Public transport information systems are continuously developing to be increasingly smart and real-time. The intelligence of video security solutions increases and a need is arising in the market for comprehensive situational awareness systems that include management of other sensor-level data flows in addition to video image and automate operating processes in exceptional situations. We estimate that the market growth of public transport information systems has decreased in 2020 by the reduction in the use of public transport caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as delays in investments and projects. However, the market is expected to return to growth at the end of 2021 provided that the prolongation of the pandemic does not lead to a new negative movement in the market. Ensuring competitiveness requires Teleste to continuously make R&D investments in new intelligent solutions. The improvement in project management and operational efficiency in business are also necessary. Teleste increased its market share in video security and information solutions during 2020. We estimate that the net sales in 2021 will reach or exceed the level of the reference year. However, this estimate involves uncertainty caused by the pandemic and the timing of the projects.


Outlook for 2021

Teleste estimates that the net sales of the continuing operations in 2021 will reach or exceed the level of 2020 and that the adjusted operating result will exceed the adjusted operating result of 2020. The net sales of the continuing operations in 2020 were EUR 145.0 million, and the adjusted operating result was EUR 5.1 million.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty among Teleste's customers and in the company's own operations in the 2021 financial period.


10 February 2021


Teleste Corporation           Jukka Rinnevaara
Board of Directors             President and CEO


Teleste's Annual Report for 2020, which includes the audited financial statements, will be published no later than week 9 2021. The Company will issue a statement of its corporate governance as a separate report, which will be published together with the Annual Report, and will be simultaneously available on the Company's web site.

This interim report has been compiled in compliance with IAS 34, as it is accepted within EU, using the recognition and valuation principles with those used in the Annual Report. The data stated in this report is audited.

STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME, 1000 euros
    
Continuing operations 10-12/2020 10-12/2019Change %
    
Net sales39,20041,561-5.7 %
    
Other operating income67359912.4 %
Raw material and consumables used -19,850-20,961-5.3 %
Employee benefits expense -12,046-12,166-1.0 %
Depreciations-1,967-1,73113.7 %
Other operating expenses -4,734-5,187-8.7 %
Operating profit1,2742,114-39.7 %
    
Financial income168264-36.4 %
Financial expenses-518-529-2.2 %
Profit before taxes9241,848-50.0 %
    
Taxes-34-235-85.6 %
    
Net profit of continuing operations8901,613-44.8 %
    
Discontinued operations   
    
Net profit of discontinued operations1,512-923 
    
Net Profit2,402691247.8 %
    
    
Profit attributable to:   
Owners of the parent company2,469965155.9 %
Non-controlling interests-67-27475.6 %
 2,402691247.8 %
    
Earnings per share for profit of the year attributable to the equity holders of the parent
Basic (expressed in euro per share)0.140.05155.6 %
Diluted (expressed in euro per share)0.140.05155.6 %
    
Earnings per share for profit of the year from continued operations, attributable to the equity holders of the parent
Basic (expressed in euro per share)0.050.10-49.4 %
Diluted (expressed in euro per share)0.050.10-49.3 %
    
Earnings per share for profit of the year from discontinued operations, attributable to the equity holders of the parent
Basic (expressed in euro per share)0.08-0.05 
Diluted (expressed in euro per share)0.08-0.05 
    
    
Total comprehensive income for the period, 1000 euros
Net profit2,402691247.8 %
Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss:
Translation differences54843226.8 %
Fair value reserve15150.0 %
Total comprehensive income for the period2,9651,138160.6 %
    
Total comprehensive income attributable to:
Owners of the parent company3,0431,426113.4 %
Non-controlling interests-78-289-73.1 %
 2,9651,138160.6 %
    
STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME, 1000 euros 1-12/2020 1-12/2019Change %
    
Continuing operations   
Net sales144,983165,348-12.3 %
    
Other operating income1,7832,210-19.3 %
Raw material and consumables used -72,039-83,340-13.6 %
Employee benefits expense -45,156-46,049-1.9 %
Depreciation -7,241-6,7477.3 %
Other operating expenses -17,814-29,532-39.7 %
Operating profit4,5161,890138.9 %
    
Financial income8361,036-19.4 %
Financial expenses-1,670-1,26831.7 %
Profit before taxes3,6811,658122.0 %
    
Taxes-905-1,987-54.5 %
    
Net profit of continuing operations2,777-328 
    
Discontinued operations   
    
Net profit of discontinued operations-10,812-1,324 
    
Net Profit-8,035-1,653 
    
Profit attributable to:   
Owners of the parent company-7,827-1,327 
Non-controlling interests-209-327 
 -8,035-1,653 
    
Earnings per share for profit of the year attributable to the equity holders of the parent
Basic (expressed in euro per share)-0.43-0.07 
Diluted (expressed in euro per share)-0.43-0.07 
    
Earnings per share for profit of the year from continued operations, attributable to the equity holders of the parent
Basic (expressed in euro per share)0.160.00 
Diluted (expressed in euro per share)0.160.00 
    
Earnings per share for profit of the year from discontinued operations, attributable to the equity holders of the parent
Basic (expressed in euro per share)-0.59-0.07 
Diluted (expressed in euro per share)-0.59-0.07 
    
Total comprehensive income for the period (tEUR)   
Net profit-8,035-1,653 
Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss:   
Translation differences-606299 
Fair value reserve6219 
Total comprehensive income for the period-8,579-1,335 
    
Total comprehensive income attributable to:   
Owners of the parent company-8,344-1,019 
Non-controlling interests-235-316 
 -8,579-1,335 


STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION, 1000 euros
    
Assets 1000 euros   
  31.12.2020 31.12.2019Change %
Non-current assets   
Property, plant and equipment12,81612,907-0.7 %
Goodwill30,50230,668-0.5 %
Other intangible assets9,05217,038-46.9 %
Other non-current financial assets6986458.2 %
Deferred tax assets2,2031,92414.5 %
Total55,27063,182-12.5 %
    
Current assets   
Inventories28,22537,409-24.5 %
Trade and other receivables28,86740,112-28.0 %
Income tax receivables428683-37.3 %
Cash20,2248,249145.2 %
Total77,74586,452-10.1 %
    
Assets reported in discontinued operations00 
    
Total assets133,015149,634-11.1 %
    
Equity and liabilities   
Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent    
Share capital6,9676,9670.0 %
Share premium1,5041,5040.0 %
Translation differences-1,557-1,594-2.3 %
Invested non restricted equity3,1403,0792.0 %
Retained profits52,71662,618-15.8 %
Non-controlling interests32020655.3 %
Total63,09072,779-13.3 %
    
Non-current liabilities   
Interest-bearing liabilities24,71626,501-6.7 %
Other liabilities83279957.1 %
Deferred tax liabilities1,5181,603-5.3 %
Provisions1199327.5 %
Total27,18428,275-3.9 %
    
Current liabilities   
Trade and other liabilities33,89339,238-13.6 %
Current tax payable8801,283-31.4 %
Provisions1,7111,52812.0 %
Interest-bearing liabilities6,2566,531-4.2 %
Total42,74148,579-12.0 %
    
Liabilities reported in discontinued operations00 
    
Total liabilities69,92576,855-9.0 %
    
Equity and liabilities total133,015149,634-11.1 %


CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT, 1000 euros   
 1.1.-31.12.1.1.-31.12.Change %
 20202019 
Cash flows from operating activities   
Profit for the period-8,035-1,653386.0 %
Adjustments for:   
Depreciation, amortisation and impairment7,9849,549-16.4 %
Gain on sale on discontinued operation, net of tax6,02800.0 %
Other non-cash items510532-4.1 %
Financial income and expenses928286224.6 %
Dividends0-4-100.0 %
Taxes1,8422,042-9.8 %
Change in working capital   
Increase/decrease in trade and other receivables7,88210,388-24.1 %
Increase/decrease in inventories-990-4,576-78.4 %
Increase/decrease in trade and other payables-1,078-12,039-91.0 %
Increase/decrease in provisions2151,637-86.8 %
Paid interests and other financial expenses-993-1,416-29.9 %
Received interests and dividends331,036-96.8 %
Paid taxes-1,255-1,725-27.2 %
    
Cash flow from operating activities13,0714,057222.2 %
    
Cash flow from investing activities   
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (PPE)-1,214-3,849-68.4 %
Proceeds from sales of PPE171475-64.1 %
Purchases of intangible assets-3,916-4,900-20.1 %
Purchase of investments-77-770.0 %
Proceeds from sale of investments6,2760 
Acquisition of subsidiary, net of cash acquired0-1,050 
Net cash used in investing activities1,239-9,401 
    
Cash flow from financing activities   
Proceeds from borrowings6,4660 
Payments of borrowings-3,569-489629.8 %
Payment of finance lease liabilities-3,794-4,499-15.7 %
Dividends paid-1,685-3,630-53.6 %
Capital investment by non-controlling interests3490 
Net cash used in financing activities-2,232-8,618-74.1 %
    
Change in cash   
Cash and cash equivalents 1.1.8,24922,240-62.9 %
Effect of currency changes-103-28267.7 %
Cash and cash equivalents 31.12.20,2258,249145.2 %


Consolidated statement of changes in equity,1000 euros
Attributable to equity holders of the parent (tEUR)
AShare capital
BShare premium
CTranslation differences
DRetained earnings
EInvested free capital
FOther funds
GTotal
HShare of non-controlling interest
ITotal equity
 ABCDEFGHI
Equity 1.1.20206,9671,504-1,59462,6183,140-6272,57420672,779
Total comprehensive income for the period   -7,827 62-7,765-209-7,974
Dividends   -1,821  -1,821 -1,821
Equity-settled share-based payments   370  370 370
Translation differences  37-624  -588-27-614
Changes of non-controlling interests without change in control      0349349
Equity 31.12.20206,9671,504-1,55752,7163,140062,77031963,090
           


Business segments 2020, 1000 eurosVideo and
Broadband
Solutios
Network
Services
Discontinued
operations
Total
External sales    
Services5,62220,83656,29182,749
Goods118,52400118,524
External sales total124,14620,83656,291201,273
Operating profit of segments3,5881,478-3,6371,429
Unallocated items   -550
Discontinued operations   3,637
Financial items   -834
Profit before taxes   3,681
     
Business segments 2019, 1000 eurosVideo and
Broadband
Solutions
Network
Services
Discontinued
operations
Total
External sales    
Services4,08723,99670,11098,193
Goods137,26500137,265
External sales total141,35223,99670,110235,458
Operating profits of the segments8,056776-1,1227,711
Unallocated items   -6,942
Discontinued operations   1,122
Financial items   -232
Profit before taxes   1,659


Geographical segments 2020, 1000 eurosFinlandNordic countriesOther EuropeOthersDis-continued operationsTotal
Sales by origin14,43012,939106,43011,18356,291201,273
Assets48,3816483,587451053,067
Capital expenditure for the period3,1751032,3541508076,588
       
       
Geographical segments 2019, 1000 eurosFinlandNordic countriesOther EuropeOthersDis-continued operationsTotal
Sales by origin15,79920,607114,12214,82070,110235,458
Assets50,7765907,0271122,75161,257
Capital expenditure for the period4,6322362,7886854,64012,981


Segment information per quarter, 1000 euro10-12/20 7-9/20 4-6/201-3/2010-12/19 1-12/2020 1-12/2019
 

Video and Broadband Solutions
Order intake37,87724,65624,97840,49841,807128,009143,455
Net sales33,89130,59028,46231,20336,142124,146141,351
EBIT8171,754-1911,2081,2693,5888,056
EBIT %2.4 %5.7 %-0.7 %3.9 %3.5 %2.9 %5.7 %
 

Network Services
Order intake5,3095,1145,0545,3595,41920,83623,996
Net sales5,3095,1145,0545,3595,41920,83623,996
EBIT4574693372154881,478776
EBIT %8.6 %9.2 %6.7 %4.0 %9.0 %7.1 %3.2 %
 

Total segments
Order intake43,18629,77030,03245,85747,226148,845167,451
Net sales39,20035,70433,51636,56241,561144,982165,347
EBIT1,2742,2231461,4231,7575,0668,832
EBIT %3.3 %6.2 %0.4 %3.9 %4.2 %3.5 %5.3 %
 

Total group
Unallocated item00-5500356-550-6,942
EBIT1,2742,223-4041,4232,1144,5161,890
EBIT%3.3 %6.2 %-1.2 %3.9 %5.1 %3.1 %1.1 %


Net sales by category, 1000 euro10-12/20 7-9/20 4-6/201-3/2010-12/19 1-12/2020 1-12/2019
Goods29,11632,67926,51430,21535,790118,524137,265
Service10,0843,0257,0026,3475,77126,45828,083
Total39,20035,70433,51636,56241,561144,982165,348


Order backlog     
Thousand euro12/209/206/203/2012/19
VBS order backlog end of period77,08673,10079,03382,55873,223


Commitments and contingencies, 1000 euros20202019Change %
Lease liabilities9218864.0 %
Value of underlying forward contracts18,51521,146-12.4 %
Market value of forward contracts-473-48891.5 %
Interest rate swap010,000-100.0 %
Market value of interest swap0-65-100.0 %
Guarantees11,0552,197403.2 %
    
The number of employees broken down by following categories 31.12.20202019Change %
Research and development202214-5.6 %
Production and material management433871-50.3 %
Sales and marketing134139-3.6 %
Administration88106-16.7 %
Total8581,330-35.5 %


 IFRSIFRSIFRSIFRSIFRS
Key figures20202019201820172016
Profit and loss account, balance sheet     
Net sales, Meur145.0235.5250.3234.6259.5
Change %-38.4 %-5.9 %6.7 %-9.6 %4.8 %
Sales outside Finland, %92.8 %0.0 %93.9 %94.3 %93.3 %
Operating profit, Meur4.50.89.7-7.515.6
% of net sales3.1 %0.3 %3.9 %-3.2 %6.0 %
Profit after financial items, Meur3.70.49.1-8.514.8
% of net sales2.5 %0.2 %3.6 %-3.6 %5.7 %
Profit before taxes, Meur3.70.49.1-8.514.8
% of net sales2.5 %0.2 %3.6 %-3.6 %5.7 %
Profit for the financial period, Meur-8.0-1.76.8-9.111.8
 % of net sales-5.5 %-0.7 %2.7 %-3.9 %4.6 %
R&D expenditure, Meur10.813.512.512.111.1
% of net sales7.4 %5.7 %5.0 %5.1 %4.3 %
Gross investments, Meur6.613.07.07.55.5
% of net sales4.5 %5.5 %2.8 %3.2 %2.1 %
Interest bearing liabilities, Meur31.033.026.833.230.6
Shareholder's equity, Meur63.172.877.271.484.4
Total assets, Meur133.0149.6159.0153.5162.1
      
Personnel and orders     
Average personnel8561,3631,3931,4921,514
Order backlog at year end, Meur77.173.271.057.426.9
Orders received, Meur148.8237.6264.0262.9244.3
      
Key metrics     
Return on equity, %-11.8 %-2.2 %9.2 %-11.7 %14.6 %
Return on capital employed, %-4.5 %1.6 %9.3 %-6.6 %14.8 %
Equity ratio, %48.8 %49.5 %51.7 %48.3 %52.5 %
Net gearing, %17.0 %34.1 %5.9 %16.8 %25.0 %
Earnings per share, euro-0.43-0.070.38-0.500.65
Earnings per share fully diluted, euro-0.43-0.070.38-0.500.65
Shareholders equity per share, euro3.464.004.253.944.66
      
ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE MEASURES     
Adjusted operating profit5,0668,8329,721-7,54915,635
Adjusted earnings per share, EUR-0.060.310.38-0.500.65
      
BRIDGE OF CALCULATION     
      
Operating profit, continued operations4,5161,8909,721-7,54915,635
Cost item caused by a crime06,942000
Business reorganization550    
Adjusted operating profit, continued operations5,0668,8329,721-7,54915,635
      
Net profit/loss to equity holder-7,827-1,3276,975-9,10611,820
Outstanding shares during the quarter18,20418,18118,12218,20218,169
Earnings per share, basic-0.43-0.070.38-0.500.65
      
Operating profit-7,827-1,3276,975-9,10611,820
Cost item caused by a crime06,942000
Business reorganization5500000
Business disposals, discontinued operations6,1060000
Outstanding shares during the quarter18,20418,18118,12218,20218,169
Earnings per share, basic-0.060.310.38-0.500.65
      
      
Teleste share     
Highest price, euro5.786.807.589.6210.24
Lowest price, euro3.515.045.126.517.29
Closing price, euro4.495.345.266.688.86
Average price, euro4.405.726.728.198.69
Price per earnings-10.4-73.213.8-13.313.6
Market capitalization, Meur85.2101.499.9126.8160.6
Stock turnover, Meur13.89.213.316.830.6
Turnover, number in millions3.11.62.02.03.5
Turnover, % of share capital16.5 %8.5 %10.4 %10.8 %18.5 %
Average number of shares18,985,58818,985,58818,985,58818,985,58818,985,588
Number of shares at the year-end18,985,58818,985,58818,985,58818,985,58818,985,588
Average number of shares, diluted w/o own shares18,220,37018,181,17718,168,08818,202,39618,169,002
Number of shares at the year-end, diluted w/o own shares18,218,50318,207,70818,155,30018,172,35018,216,369
Paid dividend, Meur1.21.83.61.84.5
Dividend per share, euro0.12*0.100.200.100.25
Dividend per net result, %neg.neg.53.1 %neg.38.3 %
Effective dividend yield, %2.7 %1.9 %3.8 %1.5 %2.8 %
      
* The Board's proposal to the AGM
      
Treasury sharesNumber of
shares
% of shares % of votes 
Teleste companies own shares 31.12.2020776,4194.09% 4.09% 


Major shareholders 31.12.2020Number of shares% of share capital
   
Tianta Oy4,570,76024.07
Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited1,684,3808.87
Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company899,4754.74
Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company824,6414.34
Teleste Oyj776,4194.09
Mariatorp Oy550,0002.90
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company521,1502.74
The State Pension Fund500,0002.63
Wipunen Varainhallinta Oy450,0002.37
OP-Finland Small Firms Fund240,4081.27


Shareholders by sectorNumber of shareholders% of OwnersNumber of shares% of shares
     
Households5,51694.085,228,44327.54
Public sector institutions30.051,920,62510.12
Financial and insurance institutions220.383,701,88919.50
Corporations2724.648,027,97042.28
Non-profit institutions 200.3443,9180.23
Foreign and nominee registered owners300.5162,7430.33
     
Total5,863100.0018,985,588100.00
Of which nominee registered100.17483,6572.55


Number of sharesNumber of shareholders% of shareholdersNumber of shares% of shares
1-1001,67228.5294,1860.50
101-5002,36140.27638,1243.36
501-1,00082914.14665,1333.50
1,001-5,00079213.511,763,4209.29
5,001-10,000981.67685,0693.61
10,001-50,000821.401,691,8238.91
50,001-100,00070.12476,9612.51
100,001-500,000150.263,144,04716.56
500,001-& above70.129,826,82551.76
     
Total5,863100.0018,985,588100.00
of which nominee registered100.17483,6572.55


CALCULATION OF KEY FIGURES            

Return on equity:Profit/loss for the financial period
------------------------------   * 100
Shareholders’ equity (average)

 
Return on capital employed:Profit/loss for the period after financial items + financing charges
------------------------------   * 100
Total assets - non-interest-bearing
liabilities (average)

 
Equity ratio:Shareholders' equity
-----------------------------   * 100
Total assets - advances received

 
Gearing:Interest bearing liabilities - cash in hand and in bank - interest bearing assets
-----------------------------   * 100
Shareholders' equity

 
Earnings per share:Profit for the period attributable to equity holder of the parent
----------------------------------------------
Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period

 
Earnings per share, diluted:Profit for the period attributable to equity holder of the parent (diluted)
-----------------------------------------------
Average number of shares - own shares + number of options at the period-end

 
Equity per share:Shareholders’ equity
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Number of shares – number of own shares at year-end

Price per earnings (P/E):Share price at year-end
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Earnings per share

Effective dividend yield:Dividend per share
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Trading price at the end of the period

ALTERNATIVE  PERFORMANCE MEASURES 
 
Effective from the beginning of 2019, Teleste has started to report non-IFRS alternative performance measures. The calculation of the alternative performance measures does not take into account income or expense items affecting comparability that are non-recurring or infrequently occurring and not part of the ordinary course of business. The purpose of presenting the alternative performance measures is to improve comparability, and they do not replace the performance measures and key figures presented in accordance with IFRS. The alternative performance measures reported by the Group are adjusted operating result and adjusted earnings per share. Adjusted operating result and adjusted earnings per share exclude material items affecting comparability that are not part of the ordinary course of business. The adjusted items are recognised in the income statement within the corresponding income or expense group.  


Adjusted operating profit Operating profit is adjusted with items which are non-recurring or infrequently.

Adjusted earnings per share: Adjusted Profit for the period attributable to equity holder of the parent 
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Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
CEO Jukka Rinnevaara, phone +358 2 2605 611

DISTRIBUTION:
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
Main Media
www.teleste.com

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