PARIS—France’s Schneider Power SA said Friday it was hit by currency swings in emerging marketplaces in 2013, but it desires an improvement in 2014, thanks to solid development in Northern The united states and Chinese suppliers and symptoms and symptoms of stabilizing in European European countries.
The electrical equipment organization said its revenue dropped 2% to €23.55 billion dollars ($32.5 billion) in 2013. Not including the consequences of currency swings and recent mergers and products, revenue increased 0.4% in the season.
Net benefit increased 4% to €1.89 billion dollars from €1.81 billion dollars this year.
Chief Financial Officer Emmanuel Babeau said currency swings had a negative impact of €900 million on the organization’s revenue last season.
Analysts asked by FactSet had expected a net benefit of €1.93 billion dollars on revenue of €23.67 billion dollars.
“Looking into 2014, we see a rather positive economy in Northern The united states and Chinese suppliers, initial symptoms and symptoms of stabilizing in European European countries, while doubt remains in several new financial systems,” said Primary Professional Jean-Pascal Tricoire .
The organization desires single-digit development in revenue this season, excluding the consequences of currency variations and resource products and revenue.
The decline of some emerging marketplaces foreign exchange, such as Russia’s, create capital outflows and push companies to delay or drop investment choices, Mr. Babeau said. In other countries such as Indian, activity was strong in the fourth quarter.