Guidance for 2018
Caverion estimates that the Group’s revenue for 2018 will decrease compared to the previous year (2017: EUR 2,282.8 million). Caverion estimates that the Group’s adjusted EBITDA will more than double in 2018 (2017: EUR 22.3 million).
Adjusted EBITDA = EBITDA before items affecting comparability (IAC).
Items affecting comparability (IAC) are material items or transactions, which are relevant for understanding the financial performance of Caverion when comparing profit of the current period with previous periods. These items can include (1) capital gains and losses from divestments; (2) write-downs, expenses and/or income from separately identified major risk projects; (3) restructuring expenses and (4) other items that according to Caverion management’s assessment are not related to normal business operations. In 2018, major risk projects include three completed Large Projects from Industrial Solutions. The financial impacts of these will be reported separately by Caverion under “Items affecting comparability (IAC)”. The adjusted EBITDA figure for 2017 has been calculated accordingly.
Adjusted EBITDA ‒ Items affecting comparability
Caverion’s current guidance for 2018 is based on the IFRS standards applied on the balance sheet date. As a result of the adoption of new IFRS 15 accounting principles effective from January 1, 2018, Caverion’s revenue recognition will change in 2018. The IFRS 15 restated figures for 2017 will be published in March 2018. At the same time, Caverion will update its guidance according to IFRS 15.
In its revenue guidance Caverion applies the following guidance terminology.
In its adjusted EBITDA guidance Caverion applies the following guidance terminology, with a +/- 2pp (percentage point) threshold to the said limits.