Discover Thales Group 2018 Annual Results

February 26, 2019
Thanks to the commitment of its 66,000 employees, 2018 has been an excellent year for Thales Patrice Caine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Thales’s Board of Directors (Euronext Paris: HO) met on 25 February 2019 to examine the 2018 financial statements. Order momentum stepped up in the fourth quarter, enabling order intake to reach €16 billion and exceed the annual objective. For the third year running, organic sales growth exceeded 5%, driven by an exceptional year in Transport and strong growth in the Defence & Security segment. Operating profitability improved across all segments and reached 10.6%, a level never before achieved by the Group.

Our action plan until 2021 is clear

To support profitable growth in the long term, we will continue to roll out our operational performance initiatives and to strengthen our customer-centric culture while also continuing to step up our investments in innovation.The integration of Gemalto, which we have been actively preparing for over a year, will, in the coming weeks, consolidate our position as a global leader in digital security.