MTU Aero Engines presents half-year results

In the first six months of 2014, MTU Aero Engines AG achieved a revenue growth of 2% to €1,815.8m (1-6/2013: €1,774.9m). Operating profit remained stable at €170.7m (1-6/2013: €169.7m), with an EBIT margin of 9.4% compared with 9.6% in the first half of 2013. Net income increased by 4% to €111.0m (1-6/2013: €106.7m). The increase in group revenues in the first half of 2014 is attributable to growth in the commercial engine business, where revenues have risen by 8% from €953.6mn to €1,032.9m. The main source of these revenues in the OEM business, which comprises series and spare parts sales, were the V2500 engine for the A320, the GP7000 used to power the A380, and the GEnx for the Boeing 787 and 747-8, a program in which production rates have been ramped up significantly. Revenues in the commercial maintenance business have fallen by 7% to €572.9m (1-6/2013: €613.4m). The V2500 engine accounted for the largest part of these revenues. Revenues in the military engine business have barely changed, at €225.5m (1-6/2013: €223.2m). The EJ200 Eurofighter engine was the main source of these revenues. MTU’s order backlog increased by 8% to €10,153.9m between January and June 2014, compared with the level reported at the end of 2013 (Dec 31, 2013: €9,374.6m).

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