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2013 half year results

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This is a challenging environment but we continue to take the necessary actions to manage the business for the benefit of both our customers and our shareholders. We have received £4.8bn of orders outside the UK and US in the first six months, a continued sign of the momentum in international activity

We also see increasing cyber opportunities, particularly in the civil area. The Group has a well balanced portfolio with a 50/50 split between services and products and, we expect our well established, broad, geographic reach and strong product and services positions will provide a good platform for future growth.”

Ian King, Chief Executive, BAE Systems

Financial key points:

  • Sales £8,448m
  • Underlying EBITA £865m
  • Underlying earnings per share 17.8p
  • Order backlog £43.1bn
  • Non-UK and US order intake £4.8bn
  • Interim dividend per share increased by 3% to 8p

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