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2017 – A year of solid sales and strong order intake

Fourth quarter highlights

  • Order intake increased 14% to EUR 1,514 million (1,324)
  • Net sales decreased 7% to EUR 1,445 million (1,559)
  • Book-to-bill reached 1.05 (0.85)
  • Comparable operating result decreased to EUR 244 million (253), which represents 16.9% of net sales (16.3)
  • Earnings per share amounted to 0.86 euro (0.87)
  • Cash flow from operating activities increased to EUR 276 million (235)

Highlights of the review period January-December 2017

  • Order intake increased 15% to EUR 5,644 million (4,927)
  • Net sales increased 3% to EUR 4,923 million (4,801)
  • Book-to-bill reached 1.15 (1.03)
  • Comparable operating result increased to EUR 590 million (583), which represents 12.0% of net sales (12.1)
  • Earnings per share increased to 1.95 euro (1.79)
  • Cash flow from operating activities decreased to EUR 430 million (613)
  • Order book at the end of the period increased 8% to EUR 5,064 million (4,696)
  • Dividend proposal EUR 1.38 per share (1.30). The dividend will be paid in two instalments.

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