EBIT* expected at € 2.75 bn
EPS expected around € 1.65
Revenues more than € 33 bn expected , of which defence revenues of € 8.5 bn
Free Cash Flow before
customer financing
expected to remain robust
Book-to-bill ratio above 1.0
Airbus deliveries around 370 aircraft


For the full year 2005, EADS raises its EBIT* target to € 2.75 billion, from a previous target of "more than € 2.6 billion".

The change in EBIT* outlook reflects Airbus delivery increase to 370 aircraft in 2005, most of the growth occurring in the single-aisle category. It also incorporates higher than expected losses at EADS Sogerma Services and additional charges in the Defence & Security Systems Division related to two Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) programmes in the last quarter of 2005.

EADS expects its 2005 revenues to grow to more than € 33 billion. In 2004, EADS achieved revenues of € 31.8 billion. EADS' group-wide defence revenues should increase by 10 percent during the course of the year to € 8.5 billion.

Continuing the strong cash flow generation in 2004, Free Cash Flow before Customer Financing is expected to remain robust in 2005.

2005 EPS are expected to grow to around € 1.65, based on an expected average of around 800 million shares. This EPS target is partly dependent on the 2005 US dollar closing rate. The previous EPS target was "more than € 1.50" for the full year 2005. The updated EPS guidance reflects mostly the higher EBIT* target.

* EADS uses EBIT pre-goodwill impairment and exceptionals as a key indicator of its economic performance. The term “exceptionals” refers to income or expenses of a non-recurring nature, such as amortization expenses of fair value adjustments relating to the EADS merger, the formation of Airbus S.A.S. and the formation of MBDA, and impairment charges.


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