Caverion Industria Oy has been awarded a positive arbitration decision relating to the third and final large project from Caverion’s risk list for 2018. Based on the decision, Caverion will be paid about EUR 8.9 million plus interest as of 19 May 2016 until full payment, as well as the related administrative expenses, legal costs and fees. The existing unprovided receivable related to the project at Caverion’s balance sheet was EUR 3 million at year-end 2018.
“The arbitration decision is a very positive one for Caverion. We are pleased that based on this decision Caverion has now closed all its Industrial Solutions risk projects from its risk list for 2018,” says Ari Lehtoranta, President and CEO.
Caverion books the award related income in its first quarter results for 2019.
Guidance for 2019 unchanged
Caverion’s guidance for 2019 remains unchanged: “Caverion estimates that the Group’s Services business revenue and its relative share of the Group’s total revenue will increase in 2019, while the Projects business revenue will decrease. The Group’s Adjusted EBITDA for 2019 will be over EUR 120 million. The guidance takes into account the adoption of IFRS 16 in 2019, which has an estimated annual impact of adding around 2 percentage points to the Group’s EBITDA margin.”
Adjusted EBITDA = EBITDA before items affecting comparability (IAC). The award and related legal and other costs and interest income will fall under “Items affecting comparability (IAC)” in category (4) i.e. “other items that according to Caverion management’s assessment are not related to normal business operations”.
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