The sales of Kesko Group’s continuing operations in June 2020 totalled €1,023.3 million, representing an increase of 10.1%. In comparable terms, sales grew by 12.6%.
The competition jury examined five aspects of the websites: usability and visual appearance; strategy, growth and profitability; financial targets and historical performance; use of capital and description of operational risks; and corporate governance and sustainability.
The large cap category winner this year was Valmet, with Kesko ranking 2nd and Fortum 3rd. Kesko has previously won the competition in 2018 and 2019. The competition jury praised the quality of the best Finnish investor websites, especially in the large cap category, noting it was very high even in international comparison.
“Over the past year, Kesko has gained some 7,000 new shareholders, especially Finnish private investors. The number now totals nearly 47,000. The investor website is one of the main channels for investors to obtain information to support their investment decisions. Especially during time like these, providing relevant up-to-date investor information in a clear and easily understandable manner is critical. We appreciate this recognition, and I want to thank our for the achievement,” says Hanna Jaakkola, Kesko’s Vice President of Investor Relations.
Kesko’s website overall also won recognition in Comprend’s Webranking review last year, where the Kesko.fi site ranked 3rd best in Finland after Wärtsilä and Valmet, and the best among trading sector companies in Europe.