Alstom (ALO-FR)

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The Economic Times  Nov 18  Comment 
"Alstom India Ltd is a 'BUY' call with a target of Rs 605 and a stop loss of Rs 588."
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 17  Comment 
Robert Hallet, still an Alstom employee, faces bribery charges
Reuters  Nov 16  Comment 
French engineering group Alstom SA has won a 5.812 billion peso ($429.4 million) contract to modernize 85 trains used in the Mexico City metro system, the government of the...
The Economic Times  Nov 14  Comment 
Alstom T&D India posted a 70.68% increase in net profit at Rs 35.52 crore for the quarter ended September, driven by improved execution efficiency.
Financial Times  Nov 13  Comment 
Return to investors comes after sale of energy business to GE for €12.35bn
TheStreet.com  Nov 13  Comment 
LONDON ( The Deal) -- European stocks rose Thursday, as positive news from companies including Merck KGaA  and Alstom  led benchmark indices back into positive territory.  In Frankfurt, the DAX advanced 0.86% to 9,290.22, while in...
The Economic Times  Nov 13  Comment 
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.2 percent at 1,345.86 points at 0809 GMT, recouping a small portion of its 1.1 percent drop.
Reuters  Nov 12  Comment 
* Retained funds would be used to boost balance sheet (Adds quote, detail, background)




 
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French multinational conglomerate which holds interests in the power generation and transport markets. According to the company website, in the years 2007-'08

  • Alstom had annual sales of over €16.9 billion, and
  • employed more than 76,000 people in 70 countries.
  • Global 500 (2008) rank : 338
Alstom's headquarters are located in Levallois-Perret, near Paris.
CEO: Patrick Kron
Activities on official website: http://www.alstom.com/home/activities

Financial year 2007-2008

In financial year 2007/08, Alstom's Power Systems Sector booked:

  • a record 38 gas turbines, including 18 GT26.
  • a major contract for steam turbines and generators in a coal power plant in South Africa.
  • an order for four conventional islands in Chinese nuclear power plants.
  • several hydro projects in Brazil, China, Vietnam and Uganda.

Alstom's Power Service Sector signed:

  • 10 operation and maintenance contracts (mainly for gas-fired power plants)
  • many small and medium sized orders, notably in Europe and USA.

Alstom's Transport Sector achieved orders including:

  • a major contract for very high speed trains in France.
  • Pendolino high speed trains for the Helsinki - St Petersbourg line.
  • metros in New York and several other cities.
  • tramways in Dublin and Rotterdam
  • regional and suburban trains in Spain, Australia and Germany
  • a signalling system in Belgium
  • a maintenance contract in the UK.

2009

source Bloomberg Feb,9

The engineering group and its partners won a 6.8 billion-riyal ($1.8 billion) contract to build a 444- kilometer (276-mile) railway in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Gazette reported. The shares gained 2.28 euros, or 5.3 percent, to 44.64 euros.

source China Daily, Feb 10

Alstom will continue technology transfer to China and strengthen its presence in the country, which potentially boasts the world's largest market for infrastructure building.Technology transfer has been a key part of Alstom's strategy. It usually forms consortiums with local partners when bidding for projects in overseas markets.

Competitors

  • Siemens_AG_(SI)
  • Bombardier_(BBD-T)
  • Ansaldobreda (company based in Pistoia and Naples, Italy and responsible for designing and manufacturing railway and mass transit vehicles)

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