SOURCE: Altran Technologies

February 09, 2007 01:14 ET

ALTRAN TECHNOLOGIES : Q4 revenues 2006

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 9, 2007 -- 9th February, 2007

Revenues for the 4th quarter 2006 are up 6.3% compared to the 4th quarter 2005

Revenues for the 4th quarter 2006 stood at EUR 394.5 m. In comparison with the 4th quarter revenues in 2005, business was up by 6.3 %.

In France, for the 4th quarter 2006 alone, the group made EUR 166.0 m, showing stable revenues compared to the 4th quarter 2005.

Revenues outside France were at EUR 228.5 m, up by 11.3 % compared to the same quarter in 2005.

Both in France and elsewhere, the impact of perimeter changes is negligible. Exchange rates had a negative impact of 0.3% compared to the same period last year.

+--------+------------------+------------------+---------+------------------+
|   € m  |  1st quarter 2005|  2nd quarter 2005|  S1 2005|  3rd quarter 2005|
+--------+------------------+------------------+---------+------------------+
|  2005  |             355,5|             368,5|    724,0|             339,2|
+--------+------------------+------------------+---------+------------------+
|  2006  |             371,6|             374,3|    745,9|             355,1|
+--------+------------------+------------------+---------+------------------+
|  Change|                  |                  |         |                  |
+--------+------------------+------------------+---------+------------------+
+--------+------------------+------------------+---------+------------------+

+--------+------------------+---------+---------+
|   € m  |  4th quarter 2005|  S2 2005|   2005  |
+--------+------------------+---------+---------+
|  2005  |             371,3|    710,5|  1 434,5|
+--------+------------------+---------+---------+
|  2006  |             394,5|    749,6|  1 495,6|
+--------+------------------+---------+---------+
|  Change|             +6,3%|         |    +4,3%|
+--------+------------------+---------+---------+
+--------+------------------+---------+---------+
Total staff numbers for the group stood at 17 057 at the end of the year, up by 905 with respect to 31st December 2005.

2006 revenues

Revenues of the Altran group in 2006 amounted to EUR 1 495.6 m, up by 4.3% with respect to 2005 (EUR 1 434,5 m)

In France where the Altran group made 43 % of its total revenues, revenues for 2006 stood at EUR 641,4m. Business in France saw a decrease of 3.8%. Given the divestitures made in 2006 organic decline is 3.6%

Outside France, sales represented 57 % of the group's revenues, and stood at EUR 854.2 m, up by 11.3 %. This compares to EUR 767.4 m in the previous year. Organic growth was +11.5%. The impact of exchange rates was negligible.

Outlook

After stabilizing France revenues in the 2nd half 2006, the group intends to grow in 2007

Outside France, the group intends to pursue the developments carried out in 2005.

Next publication : Annual Results on 2nd April 2007 before market opens For more information

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