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Earnings Release: Stronger Headwinds, Steady Execution

Financial highlights:
  • Revenue rose 5% to €18.955 billion on competitive strength at Energy and Healthcare.
  • While orders of €20.864 billion came in 11% below the prior-year quarter, book-to-bill remained above 1. The order backlog of Siemens’ three Sectors increased to €87 billion, and included no material cancellations during the quarter.
  • Total Sectors profit rose 43% from the prior-year level, to €1.844 billion, led by broad-based profit growth in Energy. A year earlier, Total Sectors profit included substantial charges stemming from reviews of large projects.
  • Income from continuing operations climbed 69%, to €955 million, primarily on higher Total Sectors profit. SG&A expenses declined significantly compared to the prior-year quarter.
  • Net income was €1.013 billion, up from €412 million in the second quarter a year earlier.
  • Free cash flow from continuing operations was €1.138 billion, including substantially improved net working capital management in the Sectors.
Please read the complete Earnings Release in the attached PDF:
Earnings Release
Adjusted or organic growth rates of revenue and new orders; Return on equity, or ROE; Return on capital employed, or ROCE; Cash conversion rate, or CCR; Free cash flow; Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA (adjusted); and Net debt are or may be non-GAAP financial measures. These supplemental financial measures should not be viewed in isolation as alternatives to measures of our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows as presented in accordance with IFRS in our Consolidated Financial Statements. A definition of these supplemental financial measures, a reconciliation to the most directly comparable IFRS financial measures and information regarding the usefulness and limitations of these supplemental financial measures can be found on our Investor Relations website at

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Alexander Becker

Siemens AG

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