Philips delivers Q2 sales of EUR 4.2 billion, with 9% comparable sales growth; net income amounts to EUR 153 million and Adjusted EBITA margin improves 280 basis points to 12.6%; company announces EUR 1.5 billion share buyback program

July 26, 2021

Second-quarter highlights

  • Group sales increased to EUR 4.2 billion, with 9% comparable sales growth
  • Comparable order intake decreased 15%, with strong double-digit growth in the Diagnosis & Treatment businesses and a decline in the Connected Care businesses on the back of COVID-19-related
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In his sixth and last State of the Nation Address, Duterte expressed optimism that the country would be able to further boost its …

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NegOcc ensures ASF-free status

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“The task was no easy feat, but with your committed …

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