YIT as an investment

Why invest in YIT?

Clear focus and profitable growth in housing, large land bank, strong brand and market position, annually growing dividend.

YIT is the largest Finnish and a significant North European development and construction company. We develop and build sustainable living environments: functional homes, future-proof public and commercial buildings, infrastructure for smooth mobility, and renewable energy solutions to benefit the climate.


2.4 B€


0.18 €



Revenue by segment
Personnel by segment

Customer offering

  • Lauttasaari apartments and people


    We build highly functional and sustainable homes and living environments in growing cities. We provide the framework for easy and convenient housing that is aligned with the principles of sustainable development.

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  • Business premises

    We build and renovate commercial and public premises to ensure optimal usability throughout the life-cycle.

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  • Infrastructure

    We build tracks, rails, roads, bridges, tunnels, halls and facilities in challenging environments. We also maintain roads, streets and green areas to make it smoother for people, businesses and society to live a sustainable life. 

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Operating environment

YIT operates in nine countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. YIT is the market leader in Housing business in Finland and a major player in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

YIT announced in October 2020 that it would close down its infrastructure business in Norway. The close down is estimated to last until 2022.

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An up-to-date description of the regional market outlook in the latest financial report

Map of YIT's locations
YIT's locations on map and businesses in different market areas.


The key target of YIT’s strategy is to seek growth in the Housing business and to improve the Group’s profitability. As a part of the strategy, YIT has redefined and clarified its business model. The strategy will be executed through three strategic priority areas: Focus, Productivity, and ESG. 

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Strategic targets

Operating profit margin




Dividend per share

stable growth


YIT has set strategic targets related to financial development and sustainability for 2022-2025. The aim is to raise the operating profit margin to over 6%, reduce the gearing to less than 50% and ensure stable growth of dividend per share.  In addition, YIT has committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Read more about our dividend payout

YIT as a responsible investment

We want to be builders of future-proof urban environments. Being future-proof means operating responsibly and in accordance with sustainable development, which allows the products we build and the world around us to maintain their value in the future.

The most material sustainability themes for YIT are:

YIT Sustainability materiality matrix
  1. We enable ​sustainable lifestyle ​for our customers​
  2. Reducing environmental ​impact of own operations
  3. Occupational safety
  4. Good governance and preventing corruption and gray economy
  5. Safeguarding ​biodiversity
  6. Promoting ​competence ​development of our ​personnel
  7. Respecting ​human rights
  8. Responsible ​subcontracting and ​procurement

Read more about our sustainability work                                                    Read more about our governance practices

Climate targets


YIT commits to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. YIT is the first Finnish construction company to commit to reducing emissions from both its own operations and its value chain in accordance with the Science Based Targets Initiative. With this commitment, YIT strengthens its previous climate work and updates its current climate targets to be more comprehensive, which will also reduce the emissions of YIT's customers.

Our sustainability targets


UN Sustainable Development Goals

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We are committed to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The most significant of the SDG's with respect to our operations are:

  • Goal 5. Gender equality
  • Goal 6. Clean water and sanitation
  • Goal 7. Affordable and clean energy
  • Goal 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • Goal 13. Climate action
  • Goal 15. Life on land
  • Goal 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

How we promote the goals

Green Finance Framework

YIT has established a Green Finance Framework to support investments promoting the transition towards carbon-neutral circular economy.

Read more about the Framework

ESG reporting


YIT strives to report openly on its operations in relation to sustainable development. 

CDP Climate Change C rating (2021)
CDP Forests C- rating (2021)
MSCI AA rating (2020)

Our sustainability reporting

Acquisition history

During the last years, YIT's major acquisitions and disposals have been:

  • Sale of Russian businesses in 2022
  • Sale of Nordic paving and mineral aggregates businesses in 2020
  • Merger of YIT and Lemminkäinen in 2018
  • Demerger of YIT Corporation and Caverion Corporation in 2013

More information on acquisitions and YIT's history

Updated 03.05.2023