Media release 25.10.2017
Consolidated third quarter sales 2017
Order intake grew by 5.4% versus prior year during the first 9 months of 2017.
Assuming a stable Euro versus Swiss Franc rate, the Group is conforming full-year sales growth expectations of 4-5% despite the negative impact of the British Pound which reduced sales growth of the first 9 monts by one percentage point. Profitability is anticipated to increase by a higher rate than sales as a result of savings in purchasing and the first beneftis from the restructuring in France.
Group Sales (1st January – 30th September) – unaudited
|In EUR million||2017||2016||Change|
|First half year||175.5||166.6||+ 5.3 %|
|Third quarter||85.8||84.3||+ 1.8 %|
|Total first nine months||261.3||250.9||+ 4.1 %|
|Sales at constant exchange rates||263.8||250.9||+ 5.1 %|