YIT as an investment

Why invest in YIT?

Target for annually growing dividend, large development portfolio, solid balance sheet with improving business mix, strong brand and market position.


YIT is the largest Finnish and a significant North European development and construction company. YIT has a strong customer focus and clear mission to create better living environments. We develop and build functional homes for sustainable living, future-proof public and commercial buildings and infrastructure for smoother flow of people, businesses and society.  

Revenue

3.1 B€

Dividend

0.14€

Personnel

7,400

Revenue by segment
Personnel by segment

Customer offering

The core of our business model and the engine of our growth is sustainable urban development and an exceptional ability to develop and implement self-developed projects as well as other projects involving responsibility for planning and design. Our portfolio comprises the new construction and renovation of housing, business premises and industrial facilities as well as construction and maintenance services for infrastructure. In addition, we provide and develop various living services.

Read more about our businesses below.

  • Aerial view of Konepaja area

    Housing

    We construct and develop apartments and entire residential areas. Our operations are focused on growth centres. Our vision is to bring more life to sustainable cities. We are actively involved in area development and introduce customer-oriented housing solutions and services. We mainly sell our apartments ourselves. Our clients are both households and private and institutional investors.

    Read more                                        References

  • Business premises

    We construct and develop, among others, commercial, industrial and public buildings such as offices, schools, hospitals and logistics premises. In addition to new construction, we carry out renovation projects. Our customers are investors, public sector representatives and owner-occupiers. We also conduct our own self-developed projects.

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  • Infrastructure

    Well-functioning infrastructure allows urban development, better competitiveness of the society and traffic connections meeting the goals of sustainable development. We build roads, bridges, tramlines, metro stations and ports. We also build energy, water supply and industrial plants. We also maintain roads, streets and green areas. Our customers are mainly from the public sector and investors.

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  • Partnership properties

    We offer partnerships and investment opportunities in profitable properties through their development and ownership. There are attractive investment opportunities in housing, offices, retail, logistics and warehouses, care facilities and infrastructure, among others. 

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Operating environment

YIT operates in 10 countries:Finland, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. YIT announced in October 2020 that it would close down its infrastructure business in Norway. The close down is estimated to last until 2022.

Finland is YIT's largest market area and its share of revenue in 2020 was nearly 75%.

Read more about our operating environment

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

Strategy

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

Read more about our strategy

Strategic targets

Operating profit margin
(%)

>6

Gearing
(%)

<50

Dividend per share
(€)

stable growth

Commitment
(SBTi)
1.5°

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 commited 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

We create value

As an urban developer, YIT creates value for its stakeholders through its entire business portfolio.


YIT’s most important resources are its professional staff, strong financial capital, broad plot reserve, various building materials and natural resources as well as YIT’s brand, corporate culture and long-term partnerships in the supply chain.
From these resources, YIT develops and builds value for people, society and the environment through its business.

Read more about YIT's value creation

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:

1) Creating sustainable, comfortable and safe urban development by utilising opportunities provided by the circular economy.

2) Compliance with good corporate governance and preventing corruption and the grey economy. 3) Occupational safety 4) Promoting the personnel’s occupational well-being and competence development. 5) Implementing responsible subcontracting and procurement. 6) Reducing the environmental impacts of YIT’s own operations.

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

Climate targets

1.5°

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

     

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 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • Goal 13. Climate action
  • Goal 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • Goal 8. Decent work and economic growth

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 (2020)
MSCI AA-rating (2020)

Our sustainability reporting

Acquisition history

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

  • 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 22.11.2021