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At the same time, we are taking decisive action to accelerate value creation, improve performance and capitalize on higher growth opportunities in our businesses. This is demonstrated by our announcement to create a stand-alone company within Philips for the combined Lumileds (LED components) and Automotive lighting businesses and the implementation of the new management structure in Healthcare.
While 2014 is expected to be a challenging year overall, we anticipate EBITA for the Group, excluding restructuring and acquisition-related charges and other items, in the second half of the year to exceed the level of the same period last year. We continue to increase efficiency and drive profitable growth through the execution of our multi-year Accelerate transformation and are firmly committed to reaching our 2016 targets.'
'In the second quarter, we continued to see results of our focus to win large-scale multi-year partnerships - such as the recently announced agreement with
Further, our strategic alliance with
While the voluntary temporary suspension of production at our
Healthcare comparable sales showed a 4% decline year-on-year. The EBITA margin, excluding restructuring and acquisition-related charges, declined to 10.5%, a decrease of 3.8 percentage points year-on-year. Equipment order Q2 2014 Quarterly report and Semi-annual report intake in
'In Consumer Lifestyle, we have implemented a strategic shift to leverage our strengths in the growing area of personal health and well-being, which is empowering millions of consumers to make healthier choices every day. This has resulted in more than 10 consecutive quarters of strong comparable sales growth. With the sale of WOOX Innovations completed at the end of June, Consumer Lifestyle is now fully focused on realizing the great potential in its portfolio by offering locally relevant products while leveraging its global scale.'
Consumer Lifestyle comparable sales increased by 7%, with above-average sector growth coming from Health & Wellness and Domestic Appliances. Sales in Personal Care were flat due to market dynamics in
'In Lighting, we are intensifying our focus on connected LED lighting systems and services, LED luminaires, and LED lamps for the professional and consumer markets. Our decision to combine the Lumileds and Automotive lighting businesses into a stand-alone company within Philips will allow it to extend its leading portfolio of digital lighting components and achieve robust growth, serving even more customers in the industry, as well as
Lighting is taking advantage of the many opportunities in the growing LED space, driven by increased demand for energy efficiency and digital controls. We are also making good progress in
Lighting comparable sales increased 1% year-on-year. LED-based sales grew 43% and now represent 36% of total Lighting sales, compared to 25% in Q2 2013. The EBITA margin, excluding restructuring and acquisition related charges and other items, improved to 8.6%, an increase of 0.5 percentage points year-on-year.
Philips is taking actions to improve profitability in its Lighting business while also accelerating the drive to LED. The Company's strong and continuous focus on optimizing its manufacturing footprint and the overall cost base has resulted in the 8th consecutive quarter of year-on-year improved operational profitability. The recovery in Consumer Luminaires in
In the second quarter, we continued to see strong momentum in LED-based sales, which grew 43% and now represent 36% of total Lighting sales. At the same time, we saw a 13% decline in our conventional lighting sales in the quarter. The Company is therefore accelerating actions to ensure the continued profitability of conventional lighting over the coming years and plans to pull forward the ongoing industrial footprint rationalization program for the Lighting sector, raising charges in the second half of 2014 from
'The favorable performance in IG&S, supported by increased royalties from intellectual property, is the result of our continued investments in industry-leading technology platforms and innovative research and development.'
Excluding restructuring charges and past-service pension cost gains, EBITA was a net cost of
Update on Accelerate program
We continue to execute on our multi-year transformation program Accelerate!, as we are strengthening our innovation pipeline through our focus on reducing time to market, increasing local relevance, improving quality, and better prioritization of investments. Moreover, the Company continued to make good progress on its three cost savings programs in the second quarter.
The overhead cost savings were
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