SOURCE: Altran Technologies

October 31, 2006 01:20 ET

ALTRAN TECHNOLOGIES : Q3 revenues 2006

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- 31 / 10 / 2006

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3rd Quarter revenues amounted to EUR 355.1 m

The 3rd quarter revenues 2006 of the Altran group amounted to EUR 355.1 m, up by 4.7% with respect to the 3rd quarter 2005 (EUR 339.2 m), and organic growth ([1]) stands at 4.8% despite a negative impact of 1 days compared to Q3 2005.

In France, where the Altran group made nearly 42% of its total revenues, revenues for the 3rd quarter 2006 stood at EUR 154.2 m. Business in France saw a decrease of - 3.1% compared to the same period last year. Given the divesture of one company during the quarter organic growth stands at - 2.9%

Outside France, sales represented 58% of the group's revenues, and stood at EUR 205.7 m, up by 11.2%. This compares to EUR 185.0 m in the 3rd quarter of 2005.

Foreign exchange had a negative impact of 0.3% on revenues to the 3rd quarter of 2005.

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|(in EUR m)               |  1st quarter 2005|  2nd quarter 2005|
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|Sales excluding          |             367,6|             338,7|
|contribution from        |                  |                  |
|acquired or/and divested |                  |                  |
|companies (a)            |                  |                  |
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|Contribution from        |                  |                  |
|companies acquired (b)   |                  |                  |
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|Contribution of divested |               0,9|               0,5|
|companies (c)            |                  |                  |
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|Total sales (a) + (b) +  |             368,5|             339,2|
|(c)                      |                  |                  |
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|(in EUR m)               |  3rd quarter 2005|  4th quarter 2005|  2005 |
+-------------------------+------------------+------------------+-------+
|Sales excluding          |             370,7|           1 430,5|  371,2|
|contribution from        |                  |                  |       |
|acquired or/and divested |                  |                  |       |
|companies (a)            |                  |                  |       |
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|Contribution from        |                  |                  |       |
|companies acquired (b)   |                  |                  |       |
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|Contribution of divested |               0,6|               4,0|    0,4|
|companies (c)            |                  |                  |       |
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|Total sales (a) + (b) +  |             371,3|           1 434,5|  371,6|
|(c)                      |                  |                  |       |
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|(in EUR m)               |  1st quarter 2006|  3rd quarter 2006|
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|Sales excluding          |             373,8|             354,9|
|contribution from        |                  |                  |
|acquired or/and divested |                  |                  |
|companies (a)            |                  |                  |
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|Contribution from        |                  |                  |
|companies acquired (b)   |                  |                  |
+-------------------------+------------------+------------------+
|Contribution of divested |               0,5|               0,2|
|companies (c)            |                  |                  |
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|Total sales (a) + (b) +  |             374,3|             355,1|
|(c)                      |                  |                  |
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Total staff numbers for the group stood at 16 716 at the end of September 2006, up by 228 with respect to 30th June 2006.

The Management Board accelerated the group's transformation process. First decision taken concerned :

- The mergers of the 26 French companies (in Paris and in regions) active in the field of R&D by the end of 2006, subject to the consultation of employees representatives ;

- The definition of an additional indirect cost reduction target representing 3% of revenues to be reached within 24 months beyond the current plan;

- The rapid deployment of the Altran Brand in and outside France.

Next Press Release: 4th quarter revenues 2006 due on February 9th, 2006

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[1] Definition of "like-for-like basis" is the total sales of the financial year minus the contribution of companies acquired or divested during the current and previous financial years

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