Denmark: The Danish cement plant manufacturer FLSmidth & Co. A/S has continued strong growth in both revenue and order intake over the nine month period to 30 September 2012. The company's full year revenue guidance has been maintained, based on expectations of strong revenue generation in the fourth quarter.
In the third quarter of 2012 FLSmidth's order intake increased by 11% to Euro1.07bn from Euro962m in the third quarter of 2011. Revenue increased by 23% year-on-year to Euro847m from Euro688m and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased by 6% to Euro95.1m from Euro89.7m. The profit for the period decreased by 6% to Euro50.6m from Euro54.1m in the third quarter of 2011.
Over the nine months to 30 September 2012 FLSmidth's order intake increased by 19% year-on-year to Euro2.90bn from Euro2.44bn and its order backlog increased by 13% to Euro4.18bn. Revenue for the nine months increased by 23% to Euro2.25bn. Nine month EBITDA was up by 16% to Euro204m. Profit for the period decreased by 3% to Euro113m.
FLSmidth has maintained its full year revenue guidance for continuing activities of Euro3.35-3.48bn. Cash flow from investing activities (exclusive of acquisitions and their subsequent capital expenditure needs) is expected to amount to Euro102.9m in 2012 due to investments in service supercentres and expansion of manufacturing in India and China.