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Charles Woodburn
2018 full-year results

The headline financial figures for the year include: 

  • Order intake increased by £8.0bn to £28.3bn
  • Order backlog increased by £9.7bn to £48.4bn 
  • Sales were little changed at £18.4bn
  • Underlying EBITA decreased by £46m to £1,928m
  • Underlying EPS increased by 2% to 42.9p
  • Increased dividend of  22.2 pence per share – the 15th consecutive year of dividend growth
Major competitive wins secured in the year further strengthen our outlook and geographic base, while also maintaining a balanced mix of platforms, services and electronics within our portfolio.
Our clear and consistent strategy is delivering results and our investment in technology and our people continues to position us for the long term. 
Our number one priority is on strong programme performance to ensure we meet our customers’ requirements. This will position us well to secure future opportunities and deliver top and bottom line growth and improving cash flows in the coming years.
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Charles Woodburn

Chief Executive Officer