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Dassault Aviation – First Half-year 2008 Results

e4_img_2140r_200_03Aug. 28, 2008 - The Board of Directors, which met on August 27, 2008, chaired by Mr Charles Edelstenne, approved the financial statements for the first half-year 2008.


August 28, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

Aug. 28, 2008

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1. CONSOLIDATED RESULTS FOR THE FIRST HALF-YEAR 2008
The Board of Directors, which met on August 27th, 2008, chaired by Mr Charles Edelstenne, approved the financial statements for the first half-year 2008:

Consolidated orders:
Consolidated half-year 2008 orders amount to 2.39 billion euros. They split as follows:
Falcon : 79 %
Defense : 21 %

The export share accounts for 84 % of total consolidated orders.

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Consolidated sales:
Consolidated half-year 2008 sales amount to 1.54 billion euros. They split as follows:
Falcon : 71 %
Defense : 29 %

The export share accounts for 80 % of consolidated half-year sales.

Consolidated operating profit:
Consolidated half-year 2008 operating profit is 202 million euros. It accounts for 13.1 % of consolidated half-year sales.

Consolidated net profit:
Consolidated half-year 2008 net profit (total Group and net attributable Group profit) amounts to 167 million euros. It accounts for 10.8 % of consolidated half-year sales.

Net consolidated earnings per share:
The net consolidated earnings per share is 16.5 euros as of June 30th, 2008, compared to 18.2 euros as of June 30, 2007.

2. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
The Board of Directors took due note of the resignation of Mr Olivier ANDRIES from his office as Director.

The financial half-year statements are available at the Dassault Aviation website www.dassault-aviation.com , “Finance” Tab, then “Publications”.