Aker Yards ASA rapporterer EBITDA på 159 millioner kroner for første kvartal 2005, det tilsvarer en EBITDA-margin på 4,6 prosent for perioden. Ordreinngangen i første kvartal 2005 var på 11,4 milliarder kroner, noe som gir en samlet ordrereserve ved utgangen av første kvartal på 31,5 milliarder kroner. For året 2005 som helhet bekrefter Aker Yards sine tidligere kommuniserte resultatutsikter. Selskapet venter inntektsvekst i 2005 sammenlignet med 2004, og har som mål en EBITDA for 2005 noe over EBITDA for 2004.

Aker Yards hadde driftsinntekter på 3 438 millioner kroner i første kvartal 2005, tilsvarende tall for første kvartal 2004 var 2 645 millioner kroner. Økningen er hovedsakelig et resultat av stigende aktivitetsnivå i markedssegmentene Merchant Vessels og Offshore & Specialized Vessels.
Ordreinngangen i første kvartal 2005 utgjorde 11 445 millioner kroner. Ved utgangen av første kvartal 2005 hadde Aker Yards en ordrereserve på 31 487 millioner kroner, tilsvarende tall for første kvartal 2004 var 18 282 millioner kroner. Cruise & Ferries har nå en ordrereserve på 13 971 millioner kroner. Bedringen i ordreinngangen fortsetter for samtlige forretningsområder.
Aker Yards oppnådde en EBITDA for første kvartal 2005 på 159 millioner kroner, sammenlignet med 222 millioner kroner i første kvartal 2004. EBITDA-marginen for første kvartal 2005 var på 4,6 prosent.
For året 2005 forventer Aker Yards en inntektsvekst sammenlignet med 2004, målet er en EBITDA for 2005 som helhet i overkant av EBITDA for 2004.
Som vedlegg finnes fullstendig versjon av rapporten for første kvartal 2005 på engelsk.
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