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Etteplan Interim Report January-September 2022 published: Forward with strong operational performance

News – Published: 31.10.2022 9:11:01

Etteplan News release October 31, 2022

Etteplan’s Interim Report January-September 2022 has been published. You can find the report and the related presentation materials at

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President and CEO Juha Näkki:

“Our operational performance was strong in the third quarter. Strong revenue growth continued, and profitability and cash flow were at a good level for a third quarter. The results for the review period were weakened by significant non-recurring costs related to the public offer we made for Semcon AB. Our offer was ultimately not accepted due to a competing offer. We recognized transaction and financing costs related to the project in our result, with the most significant of these being related to currency hedge, and these costs pushed our earnings per share into negative in the third quarter.

The demand situation remained good during the review period in spite of the war started by Russia and its impacts. However, there were differences in demand between customer industries and customers. 

All three of our service areas performed well in a good market situation. The result of Engineering Solutions was excellent thanks to good operational efficiency, while Software and Embedded Solutions substantially improved its profitability compared to the slightly weaker previous quarter. The strong growth of Technical Documentation Solutions continued, but profitability was slightly lower than expected. This was mainly due to challenges in the service area’s business in Germany, and we have taken action to improve the situation.

We enter the final quarter of the year in an uncertain market situation. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as well as the related acceleration of inflation and the European energy crisis are affecting the willingness to invest and demand in certain customer industries. In these uncertain conditions, we have adopted a slightly more cautious policy with regard to recruitment in order to ensure good operational efficiency and, consequently, good profitability in all circumstances. At the same time, however, we also see many opportunities related to energy efficiency and the defense industry, for example.  

It was naturally a setback that the Semcon acquisition did not materialize, but we have already turned our attention toward new opportunities and we will continue the determined execution of our strategy in order to achieve our financial targets.”

Additional information:
Juha Näkki, President and CEO, tel. +358 10 307 2077
Outi Torniainen, SVP, Marketing and Communications, tel. +358 10 307 3302

Etteplan in brief

We are a rapidly growing technology service company specializing in software and embedded solutions, engineering solutions, and technical documentation solutions. We are a forerunner in the engineering industry and we differentiate ourselves by the wide-ranging competence of our experts. Our customers include world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. We help them to create a better world through engineering, innovation and digitalization. Etteplan has lead the way in the engineering field already since 1983. In 2021, we had a turnover of EUR 300.1 million. The company currently has 4,000 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Denmark and China. Etteplan's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under the ETTE ticker.