Metso confident in Trump’s tax reform legislation impact
On December 22, 2017, President of the United States signed tax reform legislation which includes, among other things, a reduction in the USA federal corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent from the beginning of the tax year 2018.
The change will have a favorable impact on Metso’s effective tax rate going forward. In the financial year 2017, the change will reduce Metso’s deferred tax asset. According to a preliminary analysis, Metso estimates to report a reduction in deferred tax asset of approximately €10 million in Q4 2017 and a corresponding deferred tax expense in the income statement.
The change in the deferred tax asset does not have any cash flow effect. Additionally, the change does not impact the time frame when the deferred tax asset is expected to be utilized.
Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. They help customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.
Products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,000 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.
Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about €2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 people in more than 50 countries.