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CAF’s backlog as of 31st March, 2013 equals €4,866.3 M. Of the current backlog, more than 85% relates to international market projects.




The Net Turnover at the end of the first quarter of 2013 lies at €403.9 M with 82% associated with global markets.


At the end of March, 2013, the EBITDA Margin amounted to €55.9 M, which is 13,8% on turnover.


The Profit from the Year prior to Income Tax at 31st of March, 2013 amounted to €29.7 M, i.e. 7.4% on sales.


The Profit attributable to the Parent Company, as of 31st of March, 2013, amounted to €22.2 M, i.e. 5.5% on turnover.




Latest awarded projects 

In this first quarter of the year, CAF was awarded various contacts, with the following worthy of highlighting:



Friburgh Tram (Germany)


The company VAG (responsible for Friburgh Public Transport), recently awarded CAF the contract for the supply of 12 Urbos-3 type trams, for an amount of approximately €40 M.


This contract is part of an ambitious railway expansion programme being carried out in this German city, which includes new lines that will extend the current network, as well as the modernisation of the fleet of units.


This is a 100% low floor 7-car vehicle guaranteeing the best possible passenger access conditions. It is approximately 43 metres long, with a capacity for 86 seated passengers and 164 standing passengers with a modern and state-of-the-art exterior design. The first units are envisaged to be delivered in the second quarter of 2015.



Kaoshiung Tram (Taiwan) 


The consortium made up of CAF together with the construction company Evergreen, has been awarded the tender for the construction of the turnkey project for the light train system of Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan.


This project consists in a new line for LRVs, running a length of 30 kms in 2 stages, the first of which is 8.6 km long. The vehicles are URBOS series trams with the ACR system for catenary-free running.

This is the first catenary-free tram in Asia with the operation raising a great deal of expectation.


The total contract relating to CAF amounts to almost €100 M and consists of  the supply of the trams, signalling, electrification and the ticketing system.




Tallinn Tram (Estonia) 


Last February CAF signed a contract with the Tallinn tram operator, Tallinna Linnatranspordi Aktsiaselts, for the supply of 16 state-of-the-art trams for approximately €44 M.


The proposed vehicle for the Estonian city consists of three articulated modules supported on four motor bogies. This is a single direction vehicle, prepared to run on a 1067 mm track gauge, at a maximum speed of 70 km/h.


The trams have a capacity for up to 284 passengers, with 86 of these seated. 80% of the surface is low floor, providing easier access for persons with reduced mobility, including those persons on wheelchairs or with pushchairs.


The Units are prepared to operate in the difficult weather conditions prevailing in Estonia (from -40ºC to 40ºC). This vehicle is fitted with the ACR system which enables storage of the braking energy to start the vehicle. This translates into a significant reduction of the LRV power consumption.



Compañía Paulista de Trenes Metropolitanos - Maintenance


CAF was awarded the tender in Brazil for the comprehensive maintenance services of various train fleets of Compañía Paulista de Trenes Metropolitanos, CPTM, of Sao Paulo.


Specifically, the company was awarded the contracts for 5 years of comprehensive maintenance of the 7000 and 7500 series trains, both built by CAF. These contracts amount to a figure in excess of €120 M.


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