WHY INVEST IN ASPO?
Aspo's objective is to produce value for its shareholders by developing businesses, carrying out structural changes and, through its subsidiaries, building long-lasting customer relationships based on strong partnerships and accumulated special expertise. The objective of each subsidiary is to be the market leader in their specific business field and to grow faster than the market. Aspo sees significant profit-making potential in all of its businesses.
1. Diversified risk
Aspo's cash flows are divided between four different businesses with different customers and cycles. Operating in several different countries also diversifies risks.
2. High return on equity
Aspo's objective is to reach an excellent ROE level of more than 20 percent on average.
3. Generous dividend payer
Aspo's average dividend yield between 2007 and 2016 is 6.3 percent, while the corresponding average of companies listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange over the same period is 3.6 percent.
4. Market leader in its business fields
The objective of each subsidiary of Aspo is to be the market leader in their specific business field and to grow faster than the market.
5. Success in the eastern markets
Uncertainty in markets has decreased. In Russia, the national economy and industrial production are estimated to turn into growth. Russia and eastern growth markets continue to enable strong organic growth.
6. A unique character
Aspo combines the characteristics of a conglomerate and a holding company: it wholly owns its thoroughly selected businesses operating in different fields, it relies on external Boards of Directors in terms of leadership, and it partly channels funding through the parent company and partly directly to specific businesses.