Financial information

Financial reporting structure

Vaisala Group's business is reported in two business areas:

  • Weather and Environment business area and
  • Industrial Measurements business area.

The following geographical areas are the secondary reporting segments:

  • Americas
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)

Accounting principles for the consolidated financial statements

The consolidated financial statements of Vaisala have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) approved for adoption by the European Union, including International Accounting Standards (IAS) and the SIC and IFRIC Interpretations valid on December 31, 2020. In the Finnish Accounting Act and ordinances based on the provisions of the Act, IFRS refer to the standards and their interpretations adopted in accordance with the procedures laid down in regulation (EC) No. 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The notes to the consolidated financial statements are also in accordance with the Finnish accounting and corporate law.

The consolidated financial statements are presented in millions of euros, if not otherwise stated. All presented figures have been rounded and consequently the sum of individual figures may deviate from the presented sum. Financial statements are based on original acquisition costs, if not otherwise stated in the accounting principles. In the text sections figures from previous years are presented in parenthesis. Calculation of key figures and alternative performance measures are presented in the Board of Directors’ Report.

The reporting of cash flows from operating activities in the consolidated cash flow statement has been changed from the direct method to the indirect method as of January 1, 2020. Indirect method specifies the change in working capital and its impact on cash flows from operating activities. The comparative information has been reported accordingly.