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Spain : Indra posts net profit of 60 million in the first half of 2014

August 2, 2014

In the second quarter 2014 Indra's business performed in line with the forecasts offered at the start of the year. Business activity was slightly more buoyant in Spain during the second quarter compared to the first. This trend is likely to continue into the second half based on recently macroeconomic indicators. In general terms, the remaining regions continue to record strong activity levels, although affected by significant currency depreciation. This forex performance, particular from Latin American currencies, has undermined growth in the region by 18 points in comparative terms.

Total revenue stood at 1,476mn, representing a slight 1% decline for the reported numbers (in euro) against the same period in 2013, while at constant exchange rates (in the local currency) there would have been growth of 5%.

The company continues to perform well in the regions where it operates, with the exception of the Spanish market (representing 39% of the total), where revenue was down 9%. While full-year revenue in Spain is still expected to decline, improvements are anticipated over the second half. The AMEA region recorded a good performance, with growth of 22% in the local currency (18% reported); growth in Europe and North America stood at 11% in the local currency (10% reported), while Latin America posted growth of 14% in the local currency (decline of 4% reported).

Looking at vertical markets and in the local currency, Public Administrations & Healthcare posted growth of 25%, Transport & Traffic registered 10% growth and Financial Services 6%. There was a flat performance from Security & Defense, while the numbers from the Energy & Industry business, with a decline of 3%, and Telecoms & Media, dipping 13%, reflect the challenging situation faced by these markets, particularly Spain, although improvements are expected over the second half of the year.

Net Profit stood at 60 million, representing a 27% increment on the same period in 2013, largely thanks to lower extraordinary expenses. Order intake stood at 1,647mn, 12% higher than revenue, which was in line with the first half 2013. There was a noteworthy uptick from order intake in Spain (3% in the first half 2014 compared to a decline of 15% in the same period 2013).

Order intake remains significant in the remaining regions (particularly AMEA and Latin America, with double-digit rates).

The recurrent EBIT margin stood at 7.7%. Indra made further progress in its efficiency adjustment and resource optimization plan during the second quarter, with a total of 12mn in one-off costs incurred by the end of the first half, which included the bulk of investments programmed for 2014. Net profit stood at 60mn, up 27% against the first half 2013.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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