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The objective of Etteplan Oyj’s internal control and risk management is to ensure that the Company’s operations are efficient and profitable, its information is reliable, and it complies with appropriate regulations and operating principles. The objectives also include identification, assessment, and monitoring of risks related to business operations. Internal audit helps to improve the efficient fulfilment of the Board’s supervision obligation.

 

Operating principles of internal control

 

Etteplan’s internal control process in controlled by the Finnish Companies Act, the Securities Markets Act and other laws and regulations applicable to the operations of the company, the rules and recommendations of the Helsinki Stock Ex-change as well as Corporate Governance Code for Finnish listed companies. External control is implemented by the company’s auditors and the authorities.

Internal control in Etteplan covers financial reporting and other monitoring. The function of internal control is to ensure that the company achieves the goals and objectives set for it, as well as uses its resources economically and appropriately. Internal control also aims to ensure among other things correct and reliable financial and other information, compliance with external regulations and internal guidelines and policies as well as sufficient security of operations and information. Furthermore, internal control aims to ensure the organization of adequate and appropriate IT and manual systems to support the operations of the company.

In Etteplan internal control is executed by the Board of Directors, management and the company’s entire personnel. Internal control is divided into 1) proactive control, 2) day-to-day control and 3) subsequent control. Proactive control consists of specification of corporate values and general operational principles. Day-to-day control includes operational steering and monitoring and thereto related operational systems and work instructions. Subsequent control comprises management evaluations and inspections, comparisons and verifications with the aim of ensuring that the goals are met and the agreed operational principles are followed.

 

Organization of risk management

 

Risk management is an integral part of Etteplan’s business management and internal control framework. The function of risk management is to anticipate future risks, to ensure that targets are reached and to secure operations in changing conditions. The objective is to ensure that the company’s operations are efficient and profitable, that the information produced is reliable and that it complies with the appropriate regulations and operating principles.

The key measures of Etteplan risk management are proactive measures, securing operations, limiting adverse impacts and utilizing opportunities. Etteplan risk management consists of coordinated measures aiming to identify, evaluate, man-age and control all major risk areas of the Group in a systematic and proactive manner.

Etteplan’s risk management process is led by the Group President and CEO together with the Management Group member responsible for risk management. The Management Group monitors the significant risks of the business units and supervises the development of the Group’s risk management system and practices.

The business managers have the primary responsibility for risk management. Managers are responsible for risk management in their business areas in compliance with the Group’s risk management guidelines. Risk management ensures profit, quality and continuity.

Managers report on the major risks and overall risk status of their business area to the Management Group as part of the monthly business reporting. The Group’s financial administration monitors and assesses operational and financial risks and takes measures to hedge against them in cooperation with the Board of Directors, the Management Group and operative management.

The Board of Directors supervises risk management and approves the risk management guidelines of the Group. Risk management actions and the most relevant Group level risks are reported regularly to the Board of Directors.

Risks and risk management are presented on Company’s website www.etteplan.com and in the Annual report 2016.

Reviews concerning financing risks are presented in the notes to the consolidated financial statements in the Annual Report 2016.

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Internal audit

 

Etteplan Group does not have separate internal audit function. The Board can engage external advisors to perform evaluations relating to control environment or other activities.

 

Description of the main features of the internal control and risk management systems pertaining to the financial reporting process

 

Etteplan prepares consolidated financial statements and interim reports in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards, as adopted by EU, the Securities Markets Acts as well as the appropriate Financial Supervision Authority Standards and Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd’s rules. The Report of the Board of Di-rectors of Etteplan and parent company financial statements are prepared in accordance with Finnish Accounting Act and the opinions and guidelines of the Finnish Accounting Board.

Etteplan Group observes Group level accounting principles and instructions, which are applied in all Group companies and according to which the Group's financial reporting is prepared. Together with reporting calendar and schedules, accounting principles and instructions form the framework for timely and correct Group reporting. Etteplan’s business operations are in all material respects located in Finland, Sweden, China, the Netherlands and Poland, and all countries have local accounting and financial reporting organizations, systems and reporting to the Group. Internal control and risk management systems and practices as described below are designed to ensure that the financial reports as disclosed by the Company give essentially correct information about the Company finances.

Etteplan has a common Group consolidation system. Accounting data is transferred from the local accounting systems either automatically or manually and correctness is controlled by the Group’s accounting team. Common chart of ac-counts forms the basis of Group reporting. The Group accounting, consolidation and published financial reports are prepared by the centralized team.

 

Internal control over financial reporting

 

Proper arrangement and monitoring of internal control is the responsibility of the local management in accordance with the Group framework. Etteplan Board of Directors has approved operating principles of internal control, which have been prepared in accordance with the Code recommendation 48. Operating principles include the main features of risk management process, summary of risks, control objectives and common control points for financial reporting as well as roles and responsibilities in executing and monitoring internal control in Etteplan.

Internal controls over financial reporting process at the country and Group level was a focus area in 2009. Since then the processes have been reviewed and up-dated annually. Etteplan’s finance organization has analyzed process risks and defined control objectives for external financial reporting process. Existing control points in the process have been documented. These control points include for example reconciliations, authorizations, analysis, and segregation of key accounting duties. The work has been led by the Group CFO.

According to its annual clock, the Management Group has monthly meetings where also financial performance and financial reporting are analyzed. Prior to these meetings, financial reports have been analyzed in the business group level to detect any irregularities or errors. Group level financial reports are prepared to the Etteplan Board on a monthly basis. The Board also reviews and approves interim financial reports, annual results report and financial statements.

Etteplan does not have separate internal audit function. The Board can engage external advisors to perform evaluations relating to control environment or other activities.

Management of financial risks: Management_of_financial_risks.pdf

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Back to Key financial data EUR 1 000, Financial period 1.1.-31.12. 2016 IFRS 2015 IFRS 2014 IFRS 2013 IFRS 2012 IFRS Revenue 183,938 141,143 131,916 128,647 134,479 Change in revenue, % 30.3 7.0 -1.9 -4.3 12.6 EBIT from business operations 12,071 9,540 7,394 6,280 9,297 % of revenue 6.6 6.8 5.6 4.9 6.9 Operating profit (EBIT) 10,131 8,594 7,856 6,366 8,715 % of revenue 5.5 6.1 6.0 4.9 6.5 Profit before taxes and non-controlling interest 9,441 7,933 7,168 5,672 7,542 % of revenue 5.1 5.6 5.4 4.4 5.6 Profit for the financial year 7,604 6,189 6,147 4,390 5,585 Return on equity, % 17.4 19.5 22.7 17.5 24.8 ROCE, % 14.8 17.4 17.8 14.6 20.4 Equity ratio, % 40.0 37.8 39.5 35.9 32.4 Gross investments 34,269 9,867 3,565 2,344 9,508 % of revenue 18.6 7.0 2.7 1.8 7.1 Net gearing, % 55.9 41.6 56.5 73.4 62.8 Personnel, average 2,407 1,948 1,813 1,736 1,756 Personnel at year end 2,545 2,074 1,859 1,728 1,776 Wages and salaries 129,172 101,452 94,367 70,363 70,571   Back to Key financial data Read more

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income

Back to Key financial data EUR 1,000 Note 1.1.-31.12.2016   1.1.-31.12.2015   Revenue 7 183,938   141,143   Other operating income 9 517   309   Materials and services 12 -13,893   -7,918   Staff costs 13 -129,172   -101,452   Other operating expenses   -26,440   -20,384   Depreciation and amortization 20, 21 -4,818   -3,104   Operating profit (EBIT)   10,131 5.5% 8,594 6.1% Financial income 15 555   589   Financial expenses 16 -1,245   -1,251   Profit before taxes   9,441   7,933   Income taxes 18 -1,838   -1,744   Profit for the financial year   7,604   6,189   Other comprehensive income, that may be subsequently reclassified to profit or loss           Foreign subsidiary net investment hedge 4.1.1 103   -41   Currency translation differences   -1,157   650   Change in fair value of investments available-for-sale   -7   43   Tax from items, that may be subsequently reclassified to profit or loss 18 -19   0   Other comprehensive income for the year, net of tax   -1,080   652   Total comprehensive income for the year   6,524   6,841               Income attributable to           Equity holders of the parent company   7,436   6,122   Non-controlling interest   168   67       7,604   6,189   Total comprehensive income attributable to           Equity holders of the parent company   6,356   6,779   Non-controlling interest   168   62       6,524   6,841   Earnings per share calculated from the result attributable to equity holders of the parent company           Basic earnings per share, EUR 19 0.33   0,28*   Diluted earnings per share, EUR 19 0.33   0,28*     *Comparison period's earnings per share have been issue adjusted. The rights issue factor was 1.050. The notes are an integral part of the financial statements.     Back to Key financial data Read more

Consolidated statement of financial position

Back to Key financial data (EUR 1,000 ) Note 31/12/2016 31/12/2015 ASSETS       Non-current assets       Tangible assets 20 2,910 2,179 Goodwill 21 58,128 42,734 Other intangible assets 21 18,036 9,418 Investments available-for-sale 22 680 687 Other non-current receivables 36 41 54 Deferred tax assets 35 365 161 Non-current assets, total   80,159 55,232         Current assets       Inventory 24 255 0 Trade and other receivables 25 49,180 28,296 Current tax assets 26 139 177 Cash and cash equivalents 27 4,750 8,807 Current assets, total   54,324 37,281 TOTAL ASSETS   134,483 92,513         EQUITY AND LIABILITIES       Capital attributable to equity holders of the parent company       Share capital 28 5,000 5,000 Share premium account 28 6,701 6,701 Unrestricted equity fund 28 18,524 4,406 Own shares 28 -386 -949 Cumulative translation adjustment 28 -1,981 -863 Other reserves 28 219 225 Retained earnings 28 17,099 13,980 Profit for the financial year 28 7,436 6,122 Capital attributable to equity holders of the parent company, total   52,613 34,621 Non-controlling interest   165 -3 Equity, total   52,777 34,618         Non-current liabilities       Deferred tax liabilities 35 3,293 1,754 Financial liabilities 30 23,807 8,296 Other non-current liabilities 32 649 92 Non-current liabilities, total   27,750 10,142         Current liabilities       Financial liabilities 30 10,461 14,925 Trade and other payables 33 42,513 31,901 Current income tax liabilities 34 982 927 Current liabilities, total   53,956 47,753 Liabilities, total   81,706 57,895 TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES   134,483 92,513   The notes are an integral part of the financial statements.   Back to Key financial data Read more

Consolidated statement of cash flow

Back to Key financial data EUR 1,000 1.1.-31.12.2016 1.1.-31.12.2015 OPERATING CASH FLOW     Cash receipts from customers 174,644 138,557 Operating expenses paid -165,607 -126,897 Operating cash flow before financial items and taxes 9,037 11,659       Interest and payment paid for financial expenses -813 -636 Interest received 44 40 Income taxes paid -2,606 -1,131 Operating cash flow (A) 5,661 9,932       INVESTING CASH FLOW     Purchase of tangible and intangible assets -1,879 -1,621 Acquisition of subsidiaries -22,262 -1,907 Proceeds from contingent asset 215 0 Proceeds from sale of tangible and intangible assets 24 1 Proceeds from sale of investments 0 1 Purchase of investments -10 0 Loan receivables, decrease 45 1 Investing cash flow (B) -23,866 -3,526       Cash flow after investments (A+B) -18,204 6,406       FINANCING CASH FLOW     Share issue net of cost 13,937 0 Purchase of own shares -693 -75 Short-term loans, increase 11,685 2,567 Short-term loans, decrease -22,547 -8,687 Long-term loans, increase 20,601 10,000 Long-term loans, decrease -4,569 0 Payment of finance lease liabilities -1,184 -985 Dividend paid and other profit distribution -3,046 -2,981 Financing cash flow (C) 14,184 -160       Variation in cash (A+B+C) increase (+) / decrease (-) -4,020 6,246       Assets at the beginning of the financial period 8,807 2,575 Exchange gains or losses on cash and cash equivalents -37 -14 Assets at the end of the financial period 4,750 8,807   The notes are an integral part of the financial statements.   Back to Key financial data Read more

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