April 24, 2013
Safran reports 9.5% revenue growth in first-quarter 2013
Safran reported that first-quarter 2013 adjusted revenue was Euro €3,404m, up 9.5% year-on-year, or up 9.6% on an organic basis. Solid revenue growth contribution from Aerospace activities, both in OE deliveries and aftermarket. Sales in Defence were resilient. Positive dynamics in Security. Civil aftermarket up 10.0% in USD terms, driven by first overhaul of recent CFM56 and resumption of growth in widebody engines. Full-year 2013 revenue outlook is upgraded further to first quarter revenue dynamics and the integration of Goodrich Electrical Power Systems (GEPS) from April 1, 2013: Safran expects adjusted revenue to increase by a percentage in the mid-to-high single digits (previously 5%). Adjusted recurring operating income should grow by a percentage in the mid-teens. Free cash flow is expected to represent about 40% of adjusted recurring operating income.