Over the third quarter 2012/13 (from 1 October to 31 December 2012), Alstom registered a sustained level of orders at €5.1 billion, up 3% compared to the same period last year. Transport continued to deliver a very sound commercial performance with orders at €1.7 billion. Thermal Power received orders of €1.6 billion during the third quarter with fewer large projects but a continuous flow of small to medium-sized contracts. Finally orders in Renewable Power reached €0.6 billion, significantly up compared to the two previous quarters and Grid registered a solid €1.1 billion of orders. The Group's sales pursued their recovery and were up 1% over the third quarter 2012/13.
For the first nine months of 2012/13 (from 1 April to 31 December 2012), Alstom's order intake came up to €17.2 billion, a 14% increase compared to the first nine months of 2011/12. Orders growth continued to be supported by emerging markets representing 48% of the total orders at the end of December 2012, as well as by a robust demand in Transport. The Group's sales reached €14.7 billion, up 3% compared to the first nine months of 2011/12.
At €52 billion on 31 December 2012, the backlog represented 30 months of sales.
"In an environment that remains challenging, we achieved a solid third quarter 2012/13, with orders at €5.1 billion, in spite of fewer large projects in Thermal Power. Demand continues to be active in emerging markets for all Sectors, whilst Transport booked a large number of contracts in Europe during the period. The book-to-bill is over 1 for the 9th quarter in a row. Thanks to our current dynamic commercial activity, we expect order intake to be strong in the fourth quarter with sales continuing their recovery”, said Patrick Kron, Alstom’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer.
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