Investor information

HKScan as an investment

HKScan is the leading Nordic food company. We sell, market and produce high-quality, responsibly-produced pork, beef, poultry and lamb products, processed meats and convenience foods under strong brand names. Our customers are the retail, food service, industrial and export sectors, and our home markets comprise Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. We export to close to 50 countries. In 2017, HKScan had net sales of EUR 1.8 billion and some 7 300 employees. We are #1 in total sales in our industry in the region of Baltic Sea. HKScan is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd since 1997.

HKScan’s strengths are strong brands and leading market position in all home markets, excellent geographical location for operational synergies, and strong balance sheet that enables the execution of profitable growth strategy.

Market drivers that support our business:

  • Global growth in meat demand, especially in poultry
  • Meat industry competition favouring larger players
  • Urban lifestyles increase the demand for convenience food
  • Pure and sustainable Nordic meat is being valued by consumers

Financial targets

Operating profit (EBIT):


over 4 per cent of net sales

Return on capital employed:


over 12 per cent

Net gearing:


under 100 per cent



over 30 per cent of net profit

(As of August 2013)


Strategic targets

"Towards profitable growth" is the theme of the updated Group strategy for 2015–2018. The focus areas we have identified as our new strategic "Must-Win Battles" are as follows:

- Renew customer, consumer and channel approach;
- Develop brands and offerings;
- Invest for growth and
- Drive continuous improvement.

Read more about HKScan's strategy here.


Share data

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