Press release
21.05.2010

Breakdown of 1st quarter 2010 revenue by business sector (in millions of euros)

COLAS 1st quarter 2010
Business was penalized by unfavorable weather
In millions of euros

2010

2009

Reminder fiscal 2009

I. Parent Company

First quarter

97

97

573

II. Group

First quarter

- Roads

- Civil Engineering, Electricity, Pipes

- Waterproofing

- Signaling, Safety, Traffic Management

- Building

- Railways

TOTAL

 

1,285

148

134

55

86

120

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1,828

 

1 414

147

144

56

84

127

____

1,972

 

8,979

783

577

331

393

518

_____

11,581

The Colas Group's consolidated revenue at the end of March 2010 totaled 1.828 billion euros, compared to 1.972 billion euros at the end of March 2009, a 7.3% decrease (-7.7% with comparable exchange rates and scope of business). A breakdown of these figures shows that France accounted for 1.223 billion euros (‑5.9%) and the international units for 605 million euros (‑10.1%).  

Business was put at a sharp disadvantage by very harsh winter weather in France (especially in January and February), Europe and North America.  Climate conditions were even worse than those recorded during the 1st quarter 2009.  

It is important to underline that 1st quarter activity is not highly significant, due to the strong seasonal nature of the majority of Colas' businesses.  

Work-on-hand remains high at the end of March 2010 with 7.0 billion euros, slightly more than the 6.7 billion euros recorded at the end of March 2009.  

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Delphine Lombard
01 47 61 76 17 - lombard@siege.colas.fr