Ansaldo STS group recognised a profit of e50,829 thousand for the nine months ended 30 September 2013, compared to e45,570 thousand for the corresponding period of the previous year. Revenue came to e866,755 thousand, compared to e873,529 thousand and the ROS was 9.0%, compared to 8.9% in the corresponding period of the previous year. New orders totalled e1,013,835 thousand, compared to e1,050,885 thousand for the nine months ended 30 September 2012, and the order backlog came to e5,737,294 thousand (e5,634,847 thousand at 30 September 2012 and e5,683,253 at 31 December 2012).
The official share price in the 31 December 2012 to 30 September 2013 period went up from e6.27 (updated after the fourth instalment of the share capital increase was issued on 15 July 2013) to e6.85. The share’s period high of e7.38 was recorded on 15 May 2013 and its low of e5.93 on 13 March 2013. An average 1,122,904 shares were traded daily in the period, compared to 987,131 shares traded in the corresponding period of the previous year.
The FTSE All Share Italy fell 7.6%, while the FTSE Italia STAR rose 34.1%, again with a focus on the small & mid caps segments.