Nokian Tyres withdraws financial guidance for 2020
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the uncertainty it has created within the automotive and tyre market, the Board of Directors of Nokian Tyres plc has decided to withdraw the company’s financial guidance for 2020 that it published on 4 February 2020. Due to the prevailing uncertainties, the Board is not in a position to give a new guidance.
Earlier guidance from 4 February 2020:
In 2020, net sales with comparable currencies are expected to decline and operating profit to be significantly below the level of 2019. In line with Nokian Tyres’ updated 2018 strategy, the company is targeting further growth in Russia, Central Europe, and North America. In 2020 however, net sales and operating profit in Russia are expected to decline substantially due to the changed market dynamics. Operating profit in 2020 will include costs related to the North American expansion and other investment programs to support long-term growth, as communicated in 2018.