2015 Full-Year results

The Thales Board of Directors met on 22 February 2016 to close the financial statements for the 2015 financial year[1].
 

Patrice Caine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, stated: “2015 was an important milestone in the success of our profitable growth strategy. We achieved a record order intake, and our sales witnessed solid growth after several years of quasi-stability. Profitability increased in line with our medium-term objectives, while we increased our investments in innovation, marketing and talent development”.

 He added: “These good results strengthen our belief that Thales is now back on track to deliver sustainable growth. We are upgrading our organic sales growth target for the years ahead and confirm our margin target for 2017-2018. Thanks to the efforts of all its employees, Thales is undergoing a profound transformation which will foster profitable and sustainable growth”.
 

  • Record order intake: €18.9 billion, up 31%
  • Sales: €14.1 billion, up 4.5% at constant scope and currency
  • EBIT[2]: €1,216 million, up 23%
  • Adjusted net income, Group share2: €809 million, up 44%
  • Doubling of free operating cash flow2: €1.1 billion
  • Dividend increased[3]: €1.36, an increase of 21%
  • Upgrading of medium-term (2018) sales target: mid-single digit annual organic[4] sales growth
  • 2016 targets: mid-single digit organic sales growth, EBIT of €1,300-1,330 million

 
 

in millions of euros except income and
dividends per share (in euros)
2015 2014 Total change Organic change
Order intake 18,880 14,363 +31% +28%
Order book at period end 32,292 27,285 +18% +17%
Sales 14,063 12,974 +8.4% +4.5%
EBIT2 1,216 985 +23% +18%
in % of sales 8.6% 7.6% +1.1% +1.0%
Adjusted net income, Group share2 809 562 +44%  
Adjusted net income, Group share, per share2 3.89 2.75 +42%  
Consolidated net income, Group share 765 714 +7%  
Dividend per share3 1.36 1.12 +21%  
Free operating cash flow2 1,110 501 +122%  
Net cash at end of period 1,978 1,006 +97%  

 We are pleased to invite you to participate in our conference call in English:
 
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 at 8:30 am (CET)

  • Dial-in number from France: + 33 (0) 1 70 77 09 35
  • International dial-in number: + 44 (0) 203 367 94 54.

 
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[1] On the date of this press release, the account audit procedures were complete and the Statutory Auditors' Report was in the process of being issued.
[2] Non-GAAP measures, see definitions in appendix on the press release, page 9
[3] Proposed to the shareholders’ meeting on 18 May 2016
[4] In this press release, “organic” means “at constant scope and exchange rates”