Alstom reports year-on-year increase

Between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010, power generation and transport company Alstom registered sales of €19.7bn (£17.1bn) and income from operations of €1.8bn – up respectively by five and 16 per cent over the previous year.

The operating margin reached 9.1 per cent, while the net result amounted to €1.2bn – up 10 per cent over the previous year.

At €14.9bn, orders were down by 39 per cent from last year.