Ahlstrom's restated segment information for 2013 based on new business area structure

Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE April 1, 2014 at 09.00

Ahlstrom's restated segment information for 2013 based on new business area structure

Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, made changes to its financial segment reporting as of January 1, 2014 as the former Food and Medical business area was divided into two separate segments: Food business area and Medical business area.

With this change, Ahlstrom aims to strengthen its focus on the food and medical applications and to address the growth and profitability issues in these businesses.

Ahlstrom's business areas as of January 1, 2014 have been the following:

  • Advanced Filtration: A global leader in life science and laboratory filtration materials.
  • Building and Energy: One of the leading players globally for materials used in wallcoverings, floorings and windmill blades.
  • Food: One of the leading players globally for materials used in food and beverage packaging and masking tape.
  • Medical: One of the leading players globally for materials used in medical fabrics.
  • Transportation Filtration: The global leader in transportation filtration materials.

In addition to Trading and New Business, these five business areas form Ahlstrom's financial reporting segments.

Ahlstrom's financial reporting will be aligned with this change starting from the January-March 2014 interim report, to be published on April 29, 2014. The restated segment figures for 2013 are presented in the tables below and in the attached file. Group-wide figures are unchanged. Restatements for earlier periods have not been made.

AHLSTROM CORPORATION        
SEGMENT INFORMATION, YEAR-TO-DATE Q1 Q1-Q2 Q1-Q3 Q1-Q4
EUR million 2013 2013 2013 2013
         
Advanced Filtration 24.3 50.5 74.7 97.9
Building and Energy 73.4 144.4 212.0 275.7
Food 60.1 123.8 181.9 243.7
Medical 36.5 74.9 109.5 142.9
Transportation Filtration 74.6 155.6 233.3 306.8
Trading and New Business 10.4 25.1 43.8 61.3
Other operations 21.6 42.9 61.3 78.7
Internal sales -45.6 -97.0 -145.1 -192.2
Total net sales 255.3 520.3 771.4 1 014.8
         
Advanced Filtration 2.6 5.5 7.5 9.8
Building and Energy 2.2 8.1 17.9 26.5
Food 5.8 11.5 15.8 22.1
Medical 12.6 26.5 38.0 50.0
Transportation Filtration 5.2 11.8 18.1 22.9
Trading and New Business 2.7 5.6 8.0 10.0
Other operations 14.6 28.1 39.7 50.8
Total internal sales 45.6 97.0 145.1 192.2
         
Advanced Filtration 3.2 6.8 10.2 12.8
Building and Energy 2.5 4.0 3.6 1.3
Food 0.0 1.2 1.5 2.1
Medical 0.0 0.3 -1.3 -3.1
Transportation Filtration 4.1 8.7 12.3 14.1
Trading and New Business -0.8 -1.5 -2.5 -3.1
Other operations -0.6 -4.8 -7.4 -13.3
Eliminations 0.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
Operating profit / loss 8.3 14.7 16.3 10.7
         
Advanced Filtration 3.2 6.8 10.2 12.8
Building and Energy 2.5 4.1 3.6 2.7
Food 0.8 2.2 2.5 4.2
Medical 0.0 0.3 -1.3 -3.1
Transportation Filtration 4.1 8.7 12.3 14.4
Trading and New Business -0.8 -1.5 -2.5 -3.1
Other operations -3.3 -6.2 -8.8 -14.5
Eliminations 0.0 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
Operating profit / loss excluding non-recurring items 6.5 14.4 15.9 13.4
         
Return on capital employed (RONA), %        
Advanced Filtration 25.8 27.9 28.3 27.3
Building and Energy 11.6 9.1 5.4 1.5
Food 0.1 2.4 2.1 2.2
Medical 0.0 0.8 -2.1 -3.8
Transportation Filtration 10.8 11.9 11.0 9.7
Trading and New Business -12.7 -11.2 -11.6 -11.4
Group (ROCE), % 5.1 3.2 2.3 0.9
         
Advanced Filtration 49.6 49.2 47.3 45.0
Building and Energy 89.7 98.0 98.1 89.3
Food 99.4 96.2 88.4 88.2
Medical 91.9 85.9 77.9 73.0
Transportation Filtration 160.6 147.1 153.4 145.3
Trading and New Business 26.3 28.4 31.4 27.5
Other operations -54.7 -88.5 -17.8 -3.0
Eliminations -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
Total net assets, eop 462.6 416.1 478.4 465.0
         
Advanced Filtration 0.3 0.5 1.1 1.9
Building and Energy 5.3 20.6 30.6 44.8
Food 0.2 0.7 1.6 3.6
Medical 0.2 0.8 1.0 1.4
Transportation Filtration 4.7 8.3 13.8 19.2
Trading and New Business 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.6
Other operations 0.8 1.2 1.7 4.5
Total capital expenditure 11.5 32.2 50.0 76.1
         
Advanced Filtration -0.8 -1.6 -2.3 -3.0
Building and Energy -3.1 -6.2 -9.1 -11.8
Food -2.3 -4.7 -7.2 -9.6
Medical -2.4 -4.7 -7.0 -9.2
Transportation Filtration -3.4 -6.9 -10.3 -14.0
Trading and New Business -0.3 -0.6 -0.9 -1.2
Other operations -0.7 -1.3 -1.9 -2.6
Total depreciation and amortization -12.9 -26.0 -38.7 -51.3
         
Advanced Filtration - - - -
Building and Energy - - - -1.2
Food - - - -1.2
Medical - - - -
Transportation Filtration - - - -
Trading and New Business - - - -
Other operations - -0.1 -0.2 -0.2
Total impairment charges - -0.1 -0.2 -2.6
         
Advanced Filtration - - - -
Building and Energy - -0.0 -0.0 -1.4
Food -0.8 -1.0 -1.0 -2.1
Medical - - - -
Transportation Filtration - - - -0.2
Trading and New Business - - - -
Other operations 2.7 1.4 1.4 1.1
Total non-recurring items 1.9 0.4 0.4 -2.7
         
Advanced Filtration 4.0 8.3 12.2 16.1
Building and Energy 39.2 77.2 112.7 145.5
Food 22.1 45.6 67.0 91.3
Medical 10.0 20.5 30.0 40.0
Transportation Filtration 26.7 55.5 83.5 110.1
Trading and New Business 3.5 11.2 23.5 34.9
Other operations 1.6 3.5 5.3 7.1
Eliminations -9.9 -24.6 -42.6 -60.1
Total sales tons, thousands of tons 97.3 197.1 291.6 384.9
         
Segment information is presented according to the IFRS standards.    
         
         
AHLSTROM CORPORATION        
SEGMENT INFORMATION, QUARTERLY Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
EUR million 2013 2013 2013 2013
         
Advanced Filtration 24.3 26.2 24.2 23.2
Building and Energy 73.4 71.0 67.5 63.8
Food 60.1 63.7 58.1 61.8
Medical 36.5 38.5 34.6 33.3
Transportation Filtration 74.6 81.0 77.7 73.4
Trading and New Business 10.4 14.7 18.6 17.5
Other operations 21.6 21.2 18.5 17.4
Internal sales -45.6 -51.4 -48.2 -47.1
Total net sales 255.3 265.0 251.1 243.4
         
Advanced Filtration 2.6 2.9 2.0 2.3
Building and Energy 2.2 5.9 9.9 8.6
Food 5.8 5.7 4.3 6.3
Medical 12.6 13.9 11.6 12.0
Transportation Filtration 5.2 6.6 6.3 4.8
Trading and New Business 2.7 2.9 2.4 2.1
Other operations 14.6 13.4 11.7 11.1
Total internal sales 45.6 51.4 48.2 47.1
         
Advanced Filtration 3.2 3.7 3.3 2.6
Building and Energy 2.5 1.6 -0.4 -2.3
Food 0.0 1.2 0.3 0.6
Medical 0.0 0.3 -1.6 -1.8
Transportation Filtration 4.1 4.6 3.6 1.9
Trading and New Business -0.8 -0.7 -1.0 -0.6
Other operations -0.6 -4.2 -2.6 -5.9
Eliminations 0.0 -0.0 -0.0 0.0
Operating profit / loss 8.3 6.4 1.5 -5.5
         
Advanced Filtration 3.2 3.7 3.3 2.6
Building and Energy 2.5 1.6 -0.4 -0.9
Food 0.8 1.4 0.3 1.7
Medical 0.0 0.3 -1.6 -1.8
Transportation Filtration 4.1 4.6 3.6 2.1
Trading and New Business -0.8 -0.7 -1.0 -0.6
Other operations -3.3 -2.9 -2.6 -5.6
Eliminations 0.0 -0.0 -0.0 0.0
Operating profit / loss excluding non-recurring items 6.5 7.9 1.5 -2.5
         
Return on capital employed (RONA), %        
Advanced Filtration 25.8 29.6 27.6 22.7
Building and Energy 11.6 6.7 -1.8 -9.9
Food 0.1 4.7 1.4 2.7
Medical 0.0 1.5 -8.0 -9.8
Transportation Filtration 10.8 11.9 9.5 5.0
Trading and New Business -12.7 -10.2 -13.0 -7.6
Group (ROCE), % 5.1 1.0 0.7 -3.5
         
Advanced Filtration 49.6 49.2 47.3 45.0
Building and Energy 89.7 98.0 98.1 89.3
Food 99.4 96.2 88.4 88.2
Medical 91.9 85.9 77.9 73.0
Transportation Filtration 160.6 147.1 153.4 145.3
Trading and New Business 26.3 28.4 31.4 27.5
Other operations -54.7 -88.5 -17.8 -3.0
Eliminations -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
Total net assets 462.6 416.1 478.4 465.0
         
Advanced Filtration 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.8
Building and Energy 5.3 15.3 10.0 14.3
Food 0.2 0.5 0.9 2.0
Medical 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.4
Transportation Filtration 4.7 3.5 5.5 5.4
Trading and New Business 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.4
Other operations 0.8 0.4 0.5 2.8
Total capital expenditure 11.5 20.7 17.8 26.1
         
Advanced Filtration -0.8 -0.7 -0.7 -0.7
Building and Energy -3.1 -3.1 -2.9 -2.7
Food -2.3 -2.4 -2.5 -2.4
Medical -2.4 -2.4 -2.2 -2.2
Transportation Filtration -3.4 -3.5 -3.5 -3.7
Trading and New Business -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3
Other operations -0.7 -0.7 -0.6 -0.6
Total depreciation and amortization -12.9 -13.0 -12.8 -12.6
         
Advanced Filtration - - - -
Building and Energy - - - -1.2
Food - - - -1.2
Medical - - - -
Transportation Filtration - - - -
Trading and New Business - - - -
Other operations - -0.1 -0.1 -0.0
Total impairment charges - -0.1 -0.1 -2.4
         
Advanced Filtration - - - -
Building and Energy - -0.0 - -1.4
Food -0.8 -0.2 0.0 -1.1
Medical - - - -
Transportation Filtration - - - -0.2
Trading and New Business - - - -
Other operations 2.7 -1.3 0.0 -0.3
Total non-recurring items 1.9 -1.5 0.0 -3.0
         
Advanced Filtration 4.0 4.3 3.9 3.9
Building and Energy 39.2 37.9 35.5 32.8
Food 22.1 23.5 21.3 24.3
Medical 10.0 10.6 9.4 10.0
Transportation Filtration 26.7 28.8 28.1 26.5
Trading and New Business 3.5 7.6 12.3 11.5
Other operations 1.6 1.9 1.8 1.8
Eliminations -9.9 -14.7 -18.0 -17.5
Total sales tons, thousands of tons 97.3 99.9 94.4 93.3
         
Segment information is presented according to the IFRS standards.    

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Ahlstrom in brief
Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. We aim to grow with a product offering for clean and healthy environment. Our materials are used in everyday applications such as filters, medical fabrics, life science and diagnostics, wallcoverings and food packaging. In 2013, Ahlstrom's net sales from the continuing operations amounted to EUR 1 billion. Our 3,500 employees serve customers in 24 countries. Ahlstrom's share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. More information available at www.ahlstrom.com.

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