Faiveley Transport - Q3 Sales - Press Release

PR Newswire/Les Echos/ 
PRESS RELEASE - 29 JANUARY 2013 
                16.3% SALES GROWTH IN THE FIRST 9 MONTHS 
                 CONFIRMATION OF FULL-YEAR SALES TARGET 
Gennevilliers, France, 29 January 2013 
Sales                  2011/2012    2012/2013   % change   % change     Forex
(EUR millions)                                  published   organic     effect 
Q3: 1 Oct. - 31 Dec.     229.9        248.7       +8.2%      +1.6%      +1.7%
9 months 2012/2013       610.2        709.7      +16.3%      +7.5%      +3.1% 
7.5% ORGANIC SALES GROWTH IN THE FIRST 9 MONTHS 
Faiveley Transport generated sales of EUR 248.7 million in the third quarter of
its 2012/2013 financial year, an increase of 8.2% compared to the third quarter
of the previous year. On a like-for-like basis, sales grew by 1.6% during the
quarter. 
For the first nine months of 2012/2013, Group sales were EUR 709.7 million, a
16.3% increase compared to the previous year, including growth of 7.5% on a
like-for-like basis. Group structure effects (integration of Graham-White)
contributed growth of 5.7%, while favourable foreign exchange effects generated
an additional 3.1% increase. 
During the first three quarters, organic sales growth was recorded in all
geographic regions: 
* Europe grew by 6.2% on a like-for-like basis, thanks to strong business
  activity in Italy, as well as for deliveries to Switzerland, Belgium 
  (Brussels RER equipment for SNCB) and the UK (London Underground). The Group 
  also benefited from a favourable comparative basis in the first quarter; 
* The Asia-Pacific region recorded organic growth of 7.3% with strong growth in
  Russia, where the Group's sales more than trebled. The trend was also 
  positive in both China and India; 
* The Americas reported organic growth of 13.3% on a like-for-like-basis, due 
  to a significant number of Passenger projects at the delivery phase, which 
  offset the slowdown noted in the freight segment since the summer of 2012. 
The Service activity continued to post steady growth with an organic increase 
of 11% during the period, and currently accounts for 40% of Group sales. The 
three Original Equipment activities recorded growth of 5% on a like-for-like 
basis. 
ORDER BOOK OF EUR 1,616 MILLION 
At 31 December 2012, the order book totalled EUR 1,616 million, a year-on-year
decline of 4.2% and a decline of 4.4% compared to 31 March 2012 (down 4.5% on a
like-for-like basis). The Group has won an important number of smaller size
orders following several years of exceptional growth of the order book, mainly
due to the award of major new platforms in Europe and Canada. 
Main orders won by the Group during the last quarter originated from all
geographic regions:  
* France:
o As part of the extension of Line 14 of the Paris Metro, access door systems
  to equip 14 trains supplied to RATP by Alstom with deliveries scheduled for 
  2014 and 2015;
o Braking systems for 27 trains of the Lille Metro, also built by Alstom;
o Refurbishment of all access doors for 14 Eurostar trains, awarded to the
  Service activity.
* Germany:
o Overhaul of access doors of ET423 regional trains to improve accessibility
  for people with reduced mobility;
o Air conditioning systems on the Coradia regional trains sold by Alstom to
  Deutsche Bahn.
* Turkey:
o Air conditioning systems for 40 commuter trains in Izmir, built by Rotem
* Asia-Pacific:
o Order for braking systems to equip 10 tramways for the Greater Sydney area,
  built by CAF;
o In China, an order for compressors to equip the new 8-axle locomotives built
  by Zhuzhou and Datong;
* South America:
o Braking systems for 18 metro trains, supplied by Alstom to the Panama Metro
o In Brazil, supply of brake systems for 40 tramways of the City of Cuiaba
  built by CAF. 
In China, the Group signed a framework agreement in January with the car 
builder Datong regarding the supply of braking systems for 150 new 8-axle 
locomotives, of which one hundred should be delivered during the 2013/2014 
financial year. 
CONFIRMATION OF FULL-YEAR TARGETS 
The Group confirms its objective of sales growth over the full financial year,
with modest organic growth and the positive contribution of the acquisition of
Graham-White. As forecasted, operating profit is expected to improve as 
compared to the previous fiscal year. 
The market outlook is consistent with previous announcements, particularly
regarding the recovery of investment in China, which has been confirmed by the
Ministry of Railways and resulted in the framework agreement signed by the 
Group for the provision of brakes to Datong's locomotives. 
Shareholders' agenda: 26 April 2013(after close of trading), 2012/2013 Annual
Sales. 
        FAIVELEY TRANSPORT, WORLD LEADER IN THE RAILWAY INDUSTRY 
About Faiveley Transport Group 
Faiveley Transport is a global leader in high-tech components for rail systems.
The Group supplies manufacturers, operators and railway maintenance bodies
worldwide with the most comprehensive range of systems in the market: air
conditioning, passenger access systems, platform doors and gates, braking
systems, couplers, power collectors, passenger information and services. 
FAIVELEY Transport employs more than 5,000 people in 25 countries.  
For more information, please visit www.faiveleytransport.com.  
Contacts 
Guillaume Bouhours   Chief Financial Officer   
Guillaume.bouhours@faiveleytransport.com              +33 1 48 13 65 03 
NewCap               Communications agency  
Emmanuel Huynh       ehuynh@newcap.fr                 +33 1 44 71 94 99 
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