HELSINKI, June 3 Finnish kitchen utensils and
tools group Fiskars on Tuesday cut its profit outlook
for the year due to weak domestic sales during the spring,
adding it would start cutting costs.
The company said it now expects sales and core operating
profit to fall this year, compared to its previous estimate of
flat sales and slightly declining profit.
"Fiskars will take determined action to drive up sales and
to adjust its cost levels during the rest of the year, but based
on its May sales it is unlikely that the company can regain
sales lost over the first five months," it said in a statement.
Fiskars last year acquired Danish porcelain maker Royal
Copenhagen, which boosted the group's total sales to around 800
million euros ($1.1 billion).
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(Reporting By Jussi Rosendahl; Editing by Matt Driskill)