Ansaldo STS group recognised a profit of €12,109 thousand for the three months ended 31 March 2013, substantially in line with the €12,038 thousand recognised for the corresponding period of the previous year. Revenue came to €253,058 thousand, compared to €259,460 thousand in the corresponding period of the previous year, and the ROS was 8.2% (8.4% in the corresponding period of the previous year). The net financial position continues to be positive (€238,754 thousand), but lower than the €301,982 thousand at 31 December 2012. New orders totalled €119,692 thousand, compared to €245,027 thousand for the three months ended 31 March 2012, and the order backlog came to €5,588,502 thousand (€5,683,253 thousand at 31 December 2012 and €5,433,776 thousand at 31 March 2012).
The official share price in the 31 December 2012 to 29 March 2013 period went from €7.07 to €7.81, representing a 10.6% increase. The share’s period high of €7.92 was recorded at the close price on 27 March 2013 and its low of €6.68 at the close price on 13 March 2013. An average 1,480,560 shares were traded daily in the period, during which time the FTSE Italia All-Share fell 4.58%, while the FTSE Italia STAR rose 11.58%, again with a focus on the small & mid caps segments.