Resilient profitability and strong cash flow in challenging markets 

Fourth quarter highlights

  • Order intake remained stable at EUR 1,351 million (1,357)
  • Net sales decreased 8% to EUR 1,411 million (1,533)
  • Book-to-bill 0.96 (0.89)
  • Operating result before non-recurring items EUR 201 million, or 14.2% of net sales (EUR 188 million or 12.3%)
  • EBITA EUR 208 million, or 14.8% of net sales (EUR 198 million or 12.9%)
  • Earnings per share EUR 0.74 (0.62)
  • Cash flow from operating activities EUR 317 million (187)

Highlights of the review period January-December 2013

  • Order intake decreased 1% to EUR 4,872 million (4,940)
  • Net sales decreased 1% to EUR 4,654 million (4,725)
  • Book-to-bill 1.05 (1.05)
  • Order book at the end of the period decreased 1% to EUR 4,426 million (4,492)
  • Operating result before non-recurring items EUR 520 million, or 11.2% of net sales (EUR 517 million or 10.9%)
  • EBITA EUR 552 million, or 11.9% of net sales (EUR 552 million or 11.7%)
  • Earnings per share EUR 1.98 (1.72)
  • Cash flow from operating activities EUR 578 million (153)
  • Dividend proposal 1.05 euro per share

Events after the reporting period

  • A Group-wide efficiency programme was announced on 29 January 2014

 

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