AS Merko Ehitus consolidated audited financial results for 2022 remain unchanged compared to the preliminary disclosure on 9 February 2023.
STATEMENT OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD
2022 was a year of good financial results for Merko. Revenue broke the 400-million-euro mark, half of it coming from outside Estonia. Profit grew 19 per cent and return on equity was 20.4 per cent. Considering the rapid rise in interest rates and the worsening of the investment climate, I’m glad that our figures managed to keep pace with high inflation.
Merko’s operating activity rests on two foundations – residential real estate development and provision of construction service. The group’s results for 2022 reflect the growth of our past investments into apartment development, and successful apartment sales on all three Baltic markets. We’re also pleased that our construction service business area succeeded in managing risks extremely well in a turbulent operating environment.
The war in Ukraine rages on. The transition to the green economy continues. Government intervention in the economy, the number of regulations and the compliance burden on companies are all growing. The apartment market, which was frozen in spring 2022, is still in a waiting phase. The economy’s momentum has dissipated for now, and high inflation and rising interest rates continue.
We are also determined to stay the course: to create a better living environment and new homes, build modern buildings and good infrastructure. In recent years, we have learned not to be overly surprised by the big changes around us and rapidly adapt to them, without forgetting the long-range perspective. We do our work, attend to our business, and cherish our employees and partners. We value the trust placed in Merko and learn from our mistakes. Wherever we are able to, we try to give back to society.
I would like to thank all of Merko’s employees and partners for coping well in these challenging conditions.
Thanks to the buyers of the homes we build and our construction service customers for their trust. Our gratitude goes out to our shareholders for believing in Merko in tough times.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
in thousand euros
|Cost of goods sold||(355,975)||(292,563)|
|General and administrative expenses||(15,860)||(13,925)|
|Other operating income||3,144||3,508|
|Other operating expenses||(1,834)||(582)|
|Profit (loss) from associates and joint ventures||3,516||799|
|Profit before tax||37,098||32,127|
|Corporate income tax expense||(2,995)||(3,104)|
|Net profit for financial year||34,103||29,023|
|incl. net profit attributable to equity holders of the parent||34,640||29,140|
|net profit attributable to non-controlling interest||(537)||(117)|
|Other comprehensive income (loss), which can subsequently be classified in the income statement|
|Currency translation differences of foreign entities||30||33|
|Comprehensive income for the period||34,133||29,056|
|incl. attributable to equity holders of the parent||34,648||29,163|
|attributable to non-controlling interest||(515)||(107)|
|Earnings per share for profit attributable to equity holders of the parent (basic and diluted, in EUR)||1.96||1.65|
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
in thousand euros
|Cash and cash equivalents||17,665||44,930|
|Trade and other receivables||77,959||55,484|
|Prepaid corporate income tax||38||114|
|Investments in associates and joint ventures||12,895||7,703|
|Other long-term loans and receivables||22,982||24,079|
|Deferred income tax assets||693||622|
|Property, plant and equipment||17,452||16,350|
|Payables and prepayments||96,248||90,054|
|Income tax liability||1,241||681|
|Deferred income tax liability||2,355||3,112|
|Other long-term payables||2,133||2,900|
|Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent|
|Statutory reserve capital||793||793|
|Currency translation differences||(783)||(791)|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY||387,412||324,372|
A copy of AS Merko Ehitus audited annual report for 2022 is attached to the announcement and is also published on NASDAQ Tallinn and Merko’s web page (group.merko.ee). The ESEF-compliant machine-readable annual report is generated only in Estonian language.