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Nordex produced 60% more turbines in the first quarter. This performance together with reduced structural costs in the USA and China resulted in an improvement in operating earnings.
As a result, the loss at EBIT level came to € 0.6 million as of 31 March 2013 (previous year: loss of € 9.0 million). The consolidated net loss was reduced by 40% to € 8.4 million (previous year: loss of € 14.0 million). Order intake continued to climb in the first three months of 2013. At € 327.9 million, new business rose by 5%, compared with the same period last year (Q1/2012: € 312.3 million). This performance was driven by sales in Northern Europe, particularly in the domestic German market, as well as successful marketing of the N117/2400 low-wind turbine. Firmly financed orders grew to € 1,141 million (previous year: € 837 million). The Management Board of Nordex SE confirms its forecast for 2013 and expects a further increase in sales to € 1.2 - 1.3 billion (2013: € 1,075 million). The management expects a full-year EBIT margin of 2 - 3%.
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