Q2 net income up 34% on strong top-line growth

Zurich, Switzerland, Jul. 24, 2008 – ABB reported record orders, revenues and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) in the second quarter of 2008, with net income reaching $975 million. Global demand for ABB’s core technologies to provide reliable electrical power and improved industrial efficiency remained robust, while ongoing operational improvements contributed to increased profitability.

EBIT reached $1.4 billion, up 42 percent from a year earlier. The EBIT margin increased to 16.1 percent from 14.4 percent in the second quarter of 2007 as ABB continued to benefit from high capacity utilization, greater sourcing of components from emerging economies and other operational improvements….ABB