Highlights

 

Alma Media creates shareholder value by implementing a strategy that is based on seeking profitable growth in the digital media and service business. We focus on growing the marketplaces business, expanding our professional media and services aimed at professionals as well as developing national multi-channel consumer media and services.

The following matters support investing in Alma Media:

1. Our strategic focus has been on creating profitable digital growth and we have a strong track record of executing this strategy 

Alma Media has made excellent progress in its transformation from a printed newspaper publishing business to a multimedia and service company providing digital services. Digital business now accounts for nearly 70 per cent of the Group’s total revenue.

  • The expansion of our digital marketplaces business in Eastern Central Europe has particularly delivered profitable growth and the business model has been highly scalable.
  • In line with our strategy, we leverage the latest technologies and strong expertise in developing digital products and services.

2. Leading market position and strong brands 

Our products are the leading media and service brands in respective target groups and have a strong market position in several of our operating countries.

  • In the recruitment business, we are the market leader in six countries in Eastern Central Europe.
  • We have several strong media and service brands in Finland
    • Our leading financial media, such as Kauppalehti and Talouselämä, and our national news media brand Iltalehti have a combined reach of nearly 80 per cent of all Finns.
    • Leading marketplaces in the housing and automotive segments
    • We also provide services supporting professional development and business growth: book publishing, training and seminars as well as information services.
    • For advertisers, we offer the number two Finnish digital advertising network.
 

3. Strong financial position enables future growth and good dividend payout capacity

  • Our cost-efficient business model is capital-light.
  • The agile business model and profitable growth provide a solid financial position: our balance sheet is free from net debt, we have a high equity ratio and our liquidity is good.
  • Alma Media’s good dividend payout capacity is based on the Group’s ability to generate strong and stable cash flow. Our goal, on average, is to distribute more than half of our profit for each financial year as dividends.

See Alma Media's financial targets here.