Ansaldo STS group recognised a profit of €32,367 thousand for the six months ended 30 June 2013, compared to €29,668 thousand for the corresponding period of the previous year. Revenue came to €583,398 thousand, compared to €568,486 thousand and the ROS was 9.0%, compared to 8.9% in the corresponding period of the previous year. New orders totalled €389,869 thousand, compared to €796,127 thousand for the six months ended 30 June 2012, and the order backlog came to €5,431,284 thousand (€5,689,024 thousand at 30 June 2012 and €5,683,253 thousand at 31 December 2012).
The official share price in the 31 December 2012 to 28 June 2013 period went up 5.4%, from €7.05 (€6.27 updated after the fourth instalment of the share capital increase was issued on 15 July 2013) to €7.44, (€6.61 updated). The share’s period high of €8.30 (€7.38 updated) was recorded on 15 May 2013 and its low of €6.68 (€5.93 updated) on 13 March 2013.
An average 1,215,742 shares were traded daily in the period, compared to 751,680 shares traded in the corresponding period of the previous year. The FTSE Italia All-Share fell 5.4%, while the FTSE Italia STAR rose 14.0%, again with a focus on the small & mid caps segments.
During the period, following the signing of a preliminary sales agreement, the investment in Ecosen CA (Venezuela), a subsidiary of Ansaldo STS France S.A.S., was reclassified to non-current assets held for sale for €92 thousand.