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9m 2018 Order intake and sales

October 18, 2018

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) announced today its order intake and sales for the period ending 30 September 2018.

Patrice Caine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented:

"Over the first nine months of the year, Thales confirmed its growth momentum, with increased business across all segments and geographic regions. Order intake is in line with our expectations, while organic sales growth of some 8% is substantially ahead of our full year target.

The solid performance over the first 3 quarters of the year increases our confidence in Thales’s ability to meet its full year objectives. As a result, we now expect to hit the top end of the ranges announced last March, both in terms of organic growth and EBIT.

Thanks to the efforts of its employees around the globe, Thales reinforces its leadership position in its 5 end markets and strengthens its highly value-creative profitable growth model.”

  • Solid order intake: €9.5 billion, up 7% [1] (up +9% on an organic basis [2])
  • Sales: €10.9 billion, up 6.2% (up +7.9% on an organic basis)
  • Confirmation of all 2018 financial objectives – expected organic sales growth and EBIT [3] at the top end of the ranges set in March 2018

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