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In the third quarter of 2021, Vestas generated revenue of EUR 5,538m – an increase of 16 percent compared to the year-earlier period. EBIT before special items decreased by EUR 87m to EUR 325m. This resulted in an EBIT margin before special items of 5.9 percent, compared to 8.6 percent in the third quarter of 2020.
The quarterly intake of firm and unconditional wind turbine orders amounted to 3,727 MW. The value of the wind turbine order backlog was EUR 19.3bn as at 30 September 2021. In addition to the wind turbine order backlog, at the end of September 2021, Vestas had service agreements with expected contractual future revenue of EUR 28.0bn. Thus, the value of the combined backlog of wind turbine orders and service agreements stood at EUR 47.3bn – an increase of EUR 13.4bn compared to the year-earlier period. The supply chain instability and cost inflation caused by the pandemic is continuing to impact the wind power industry. Based on these circumstances, and the impact these are expected to have for the remainder of the year, Vestas is updating its full-year guidance on EBIT margin before special items, which is now expected to be around 4 percent (previously 5-7 percent). Vestas still expects revenue of EUR 15.5-16.5bn, including Service, and total investments below EUR 1,000m in 2021.
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