Economic objectives and future outlook

Financial information

Economic objectives and future outlook

Atria Plc's economic objectives

  • EBIT 5%
  • Equity ratio 40%
  • Return on equity 8 %
  • Distribution of dividends 50% of the profit of the period 

 
Future outlook

Q2/2020

In 2020, Atria Group's EBIT is estimated to be higher than in 2019 (EUR 31.1 million).

Atria operates mainly in the retail and Food Service markets in Finland and Sweden. The strong and rapid changes in the global meat market will have a greater impact on the company's development and reduce predictability.

Consumption of poultry meat is expected to continue to increase, while consumption of red meat is expected to decline slightly. Atria has increased its meat exports, and pork exports to China, for example, are expected to increase during 2020.

 The coronavirus pandemic that began in early 2020 has caused strong and rapid changes in the business environment in the food industry. This has further hindered the predictability of the company’s development. Immediate effects related to Atria's business include national restrictions on restaurant operations and public food services, which reduce sales to Food Service customers. During the coronavirus epidemic, the importance of daily food is expected to strengthen.

The possible weakening of consumer purchasing power will also affect food purchases and may shift the sales structure of Atria's products into an unfavorable direction.