Metso's Interim Review, January 1 – September 30, 2008

Metso Corporation Company Release on October 28, 2008 at 12.00 p.m.

Good profitability in third quarter, measures to adjust to changing operating environment started

Highlights of the third quarter

  • New orders worth EUR 2,246 million were received in July-September (EUR 1,440 million in Q3/07). At the end of September 2008, the order backlog was 21 percent higher than at the end of December 2007, standing at EUR 5,244 million (EUR 4,341 million at December 31, 2007).
  • Net sales grew 5 percent on the comparison period and totaled EUR 1,528 million (EUR 1,452 million in Q3/07)….more at