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Thales reports its order intake and sales for the first quarter of 2021

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) announced today its order intake and sales for the first quarter of 2021.

 “Q1 2021 sales and order intake were in line with our expectations. Order intake grew particularly strongly in the space and defence businesses. Despite the health crisis still heavily impacting civil aeronautics and biometrics, sales were already back to organic growth. This performance shows the great efforts of Thales teams, and I am grateful for their constant commitment to our customers. We confirm all our financial objectives for 2021.” 
Patrice Caine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

•    Solid order intake: €3.4 billion, up 31% on an organic basis[1]  (up 28% on a reported basis)
•    Sales: €3.9 billion, up 1.9% on an organic basis (up 0.5% on a reported basis)
•    Return to growth despite on-going significant impact of the health crisis on civil aeronautics and biometrics
•    All financial objectives confirmed


Order intake
in € millions

Q1 2021

Q1 2020

Total change

Organic change

Aerospace

998

778

+28%

+31%

Transport

259

156

+66%

+67%

Defence & Security

1,513

960

+58%

+57%

Digital Identity & Security

636

761

-16%

-11%

Other

10

7

nm

nm

Total

3,416

2,663

+28%

+31%

Sales
in € millions

 

 

 

 

Aerospace

971

1.083

-10.3%

-8.7%

Transport

344

347

-0.8%

+0.5%

Defence & Security

1,949

1.724

+13.1%

+12.3%

Digital Identity & Security

636

727

-12.5%

-7.4%

Other

16

18

nm

nm

Total

3,917

3,899

+0.5%

+1.9%

Of which mature markets

3,005

2,895

+3.8%

+4.5%

Of which emerging markets

912

1,004

-9.2%

-5.9%


A Conference Call or Webcast, in English, was held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 8:30 AM (CET)

You can listen to the recording of the webcast (after registration) here:

https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/x8copvgr

[1]In this press release, “organic” means at constant scope and exchange rates.

Contact
Cédric Leurquin
+33 (0)1 57 77 86 26 cedric.leurquin@thalesgroup.com
Bertrand Delcaire - Thales, Analysts/Investors
+33 (0)1 57 77 89 02 ir@thalesgroup.com