Valmet's investor website won the 'Best investor website' contest, arranged by the Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion and the Finnish Society of Financial Analysts, in the category of Large Cap companies. In the contest, the Finnish websites of all the companies listed in Nasdaq Helsinki were evaluated. Valmet was ranked the best in the Large Cap category for the second time.
There were four categories in the contest: Large Cap, Mid Cap and Small Cap companies based on market value, and the companies listed in First North. All the main target groups for investor websites - analysts, institutional investors, private investors and brokers - were represented in the jury, which was led by Professor Jarmo Leppiniemi. In their evaluation, the jury concentrated on seven criteria: usability and visual appearance; strategy, growth and profitability; presentation of net sales and financial result; financial targets and historical performance; description of risks; Corporate Governance and sustainable operations, and responsiveness on mobile devices. Compared to the previous years, this time more emphasis was put on usability on mobile devices.
The jury acknowledged Valmet especially for the clear structure of the website and illustrative graphics. "The prize is a great recognition for the persistent work we have done. We continuously strive to further develop Valmet's investor website, and have also had the courage to put effort into new communication channels, like the video gallery and our IR blog", says Calle Loikkanen, Director, Investor Relations.
Valmet's investor website can be visited at the following address: http://www.valmet.com/investors.
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.
Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.
Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.