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Successful first half sets up strong fiscal year
• Orders grew 6%, to €23.6 billion, and revenue rose 4%, to €20.9 billion, for a book-to-bill ratio of 1.13 and record high order backlog of €142 billion
• On a comparable basis, excluding currency translation and portfolio effects, orders increased 4% and revenue was up 2% compared to Q2 FY 2018
• Adjusted EBITA for Industrial Business climbed 7% to €2.4 billion, with most businesses increasing their performance; Industrial Business Adjusted EBITA margin reached 11.4%, even with severance charges taking 0.3 percentage points
• Net income reached €1.9 billion, near the prior-year level which benefited substantially from a €0.7 billion Adjusted EBITA from Centrally managed portfolio activities; the current period benefited from a lower income tax rate, and basic EPS of €2.24 was burdened by €0.08 from severance charges
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