Actions for the future

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UPM’s growth and innovation in specialty packaging materials webcast was held on 7 March.

Actions for the future

The world needs responsible solutions.
Together, we will create a future beyond fossils.

UPM financial statements release 2022: UPM had a pivotal year – all-time record results and poised to deliver significant growth

Q4 2022 highlights 

  • Sales increased by 21% to EUR 3,231 million (2,673 million in Q4 2021)
  • Comparable EBIT grew by 42% to EUR 653 million, 20.2% of sales (461 million, 17.2%)
  • Sales prices increased in all business areas, and more than offset the negative impact of higher variable costs
  • Delivery volumes were impacted by destocking in various product value chains
  • Operating cash flow was EUR 1,576 million (406 million), further supported by cash inflow from energy hedges
  • Cash funds and unused committed credit facilities totalled EUR 6.4 billion at the end of Q4 2022
  • In December, UPM was listed on the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2022-2023 as the only company in its industry
  • In December, UPM was recognised with a triple ‘A’ score for its performance and transparent reporting on climate change, forests and water security by the global environmental non-profit CDP
  • The growth project in Uruguay is getting ready for the start-up and the new pulp terminal in the port of Montevideo is operational since October

2022 highlights 

  • Sales increased by 19% to EUR 11,720 million (9,814 million in 2021)
  • Comparable EBIT increased by 42% to EUR 2,096 million (1,471 million), and was 17.9% (15.0%) of sales
  • Operating cash flow was EUR 508 million (1,250 million), impacted by cash outflows from energy hedges in highly exceptional energy markets
  • Net debt increased to EUR 2,374 million (647 million) and the net debt to EBITDA ratio was 0.94 (0.35). A significant part of the increase in net debt is temporary, due to the cash flow impacts of energy hedges and future energy generation
  • The Board has decided on a new, earnings-based dividend policy and proposes a dividend of EUR 1.50 (1.30) per share
  • UPM decided to suspend its deliveries to Russia, the purchasing of wood in Russia and the UPM Chudovo plywood mill operations
  • In April, UPM and the Paperworkers’ Union agreed on the first-ever business-specific collective labour agreements
  • In June, UPM announced the sale of the Steyrermühl site in Austria to secure competitiveness and adapt newsprint production to long-term market development
  • In August, EcoVadis recognised UPM on Platinum level based on the company’s sustainability performance
  • In September, UPM Raflatac completed the acquisition of AMC AG


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Each of our six business areas has a clearly defined strategic role in UPM. Our businesses are varied but they all are united by our Biofore vision, and a single sense of purpose: to create value to our customers in a responsible and sustainable manner.


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