The outlook for Lemminkäinen Group is good. The Groups housing production will continue at a good level, and major infrastructure project will keep the company occupied in the coming years. International operations in both current and new market areas will develop favourably. The outlook for technical building services and for asphalt paving and mineral aggregate operations is favourable. The Groups almost 30% increased order book provides a good starting point for 2006. There are grounds to expect further net sales growth and an improvement in the result.
The significantly improved order book will support favourable development of Lemminkäinens result. Full-year net sales will rise and an improvement in full-year earnings is anticipated.
The outlook for Lemminkäinen over the year ahead is still favourable. Full-year net sales are expected to grow. In spite of the weaker first-half result, the prerequisites for a sequential improvement in full-year earnings are in place.
Lemminkäinens order book is 12 % bigger than at the same time last year. The outlook for the year ahead is favourable. The good order book lays the foundations for net sales growth and an improved result.