Stora Enso Oyj Interim Report January–September 2020
Q3/2020 (compared with Q3/2019): *Sales decreased by 13.5% to EUR 2 079 (2 402) million, due to lower deliveries and prices. *Operational EBIT decreased to EUR 175 (245) million. The impact of lower sales was partly offset by continued cost management. *Operational EBIT margin was 8.4% (10.2%). *Operating profit (IFRS) was EUR 145 (170) million. *Operational ROCE was 6.7% (9.2%), below the strategic target of more than 13%. Q1–Q3/2020 (year-on-year): *Sales were EUR 6 400 (7 644) million, mainly as a result of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Finnish union strikes during the first quarter. *Operational EBIT was EUR 532 (879) million.