In the second quarter of year 2022, net interest-bearing debt decreased to EUR 144.9 million, and gearing fell to 92.6% (6/2021: 141.8%; 12/2021: 129.4%). The Group’s equity ratio at the end of the period was 35.6% (6/2021: 30.5%; 12/2021: 32.0%).

Net financial expenses in January–June totaled EUR -4.9 (-1.9) million. The impact of exchange rate fluctuations, particularly strengthening of the Russian rouble, on the increase in financial expenses was EUR -3.6 million. The average rate of interest-bearing liabilities, excluding lease liabilities, was 1.4% (1.6%). 

The Group’s liquidity position remained strong. Cash and cash equivalents were EUR 47.5 million at the end of the review period (12/2021: EUR 17.7 million). Committed revolving credit facilities, totaling EUR 40.0 million, were fully unused, as in the comparative period. EUR 7 million of Aspo’s EUR 80 million commercial paper program were in use (6/2021: EUR 6 million; 12/2021: EUR 5 million).



On June 7, 2022, Aspo issued a new hybrid bond of EUR 30 million. The coupon rate of the bond is 8.75% per annum. The bond has no maturity, but the company is entitled to redeem it in June 2025 at the earliest. Aspo’s previous hybrid bond of EUR 20 million was redeemed on May 2, 2022.

In September 2019, Aspo Plc participated in a EUR 40 million group bond guaranteed by Garantia Insurance Company with a loan unit of EUR 15 million. The loan has a maturity of five years and a fixed annual coupon rate of 0.75%. In addition to the coupon rate, Aspo will pay an annual guarantee provision to Garantia. The proceeds from the loan unit will be used to cover the Group’s general financing needs.

Updated: 10.08.2022

Equity ratio and gearig

Maturity of loan agreements

Intrest bearing liabilities on June 30, 2022: 190 M€