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Fugro Loss Shrinks

Dutch subsea and survey specialist Fugro has posted net loss of €40 million for the first half of 2018, against net loss of €96 million in 1H 2017.

The company’s revenue on currency comparable basis increased close to 17 per cent from €774 million in 1H 2017 to €797 million in 1H 2018.

Fugro’s marine division, with revenue at €503 million in the first half of 2018, generated some 26 per cent on comparable growth than in 1H 2017. Marine division backlog for the next 12 months stood at €578 million.

For the next twelve months, Fugro’s backlog at the end of Q2 2018 stands at approximately €943 million, against €971 million in the corresponding period in 2017.

“In the second quarter revenue growth increased substantially driven by strong growth in offshore wind, growth in the building & infrastructure market and a gradually recovering oil and gas market,” said Øystein Løseth, Fugro CEO.

Going forward, the company said it expects revenue growth and a marginally positive EBIT margin. Fugro also expects a positive cash flow from operations – depend on revenue growth and the related working capital requirement at year-end. Capex is expected to be around €80 million.

Subsea World News Staff

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