Outlook for 2019
Group outlook for 2019 (published on 6 February, kept unchanged in Q1 Interim Report on 30 April):
In 2019, Sanoma expects that the Group’s comparable net sales will be in-line with 2018 and operational EBIT margin excluding PPA will be around 15% (2018: 15.7%).
The outlook is based on an assumption of the consumer confidence and advertising market development in Finland and in the Netherlands to be in line with 2018. The outlook does not include any assumptions of the intended acquisition of Iddink (announced on 11 December 2018), which is expected to be closed by the end of Q3 2019.