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Planes-helicopters. Airbus: full year 2017 results

An outlook for 2018. ATTACHMENT

Airbus reported 2017 financial results and provided an outlook for 2018. It overachieved on its 2017 guidance for all key performance indicators, driven by a strong underlying performance. 

The highlights are: 

Strong underlying business performance  

Revenues €67bn; EBIT Adjusted €4.3bn; EBIT (reported) €3.4bn; EPS (reported) €3.71 

Proposed 2017 dividend €1.50 per share, up 11 percent from 2016 

Solid commercial environment: book-to-bill of 1.5, record backlog supporting ramp-up 

Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € 2.9 billion 

A-400M charge € 1.3 billion in 2017; clear roadmap mitigating future risk 

Airbus expects around a 20 percent increase in EBIT Adjusted in 2018.  

Order intake increased to € 158 billion (2016: € 134 billion) with the order book valued at € 997 billion as of 31 December 2017 (year-end 2016: € 1,060 billion). A total of 1,109 net commercial aircraft orders were received (2016: 731 aircraft), with a book-to-bill ratio of 1.5. The backlog by units reached a record year-end level of 7,265 commercial aircraft. 

Net helicopter orders totalled 335 units (2016: 353 units), including 48 Super Puma Family rotorcraft and 17 H-175s. By value in euros, the book-to-bill ratio in Helicopters was around 1. 

At Defence and Space, good momentum was seen in military aircraft with the order intake including 22 light and medium transport aircraft, five A-330 MRTT tankers and the Eurofighter contract with Kuwait. Two all-electric telecommunication satellites were booked in the fourth quarter despite a soft market environment. Defence and Space’s perimeter changes had a negative impact of € 1.9 billion on the order book and € 1.5 billion on order intake.

Below the integral version of the report (13 pages).

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