Philips' Third Quarter Results 2010

Philips reports third-quarter net income of EUR 524 million, EBITA of EUR 648 million and sales of EUR 6.2 billion

October 18, 2010

• Net income of EUR 524 million, including a gain of EUR 154 million on the sale of NXP shares
• EBITA of EUR 648 million, or 10.5% of sales, up from 6.1% last year
• Sales up 10% nominally and 1% comparably year-on-year
• Emerging markets sales up 19% nominally and 7% comparably year-on-year
• Healthcare order intake growth of 7%, including 20% growth in emerging markets
• Growth at Lighting and Healthcare tempered by Consumer Lifestyle


Gerard Kleisterlee, President and CEO of Royal Philips Electronics:


“The third quarter was another solid quarter for Philips, resulting in net income of EUR 524 million and adjusted EBITA of 10.6%. This has led to an adjusted EBITA in the first nine months of 2010 of 10.1%, exceeding our target for the year and putting us in an excellent position to deliver on one of the main targets of our Vision 2010 strategic plan.


In a still fragile economic environment, with weak consumer markets in the developed economies, we posted sales growth of 10% nominal and 1% on a comparable basis.


Looking at the performance of our three sectors, both Healthcare and Lighting delivered a good quarter in terms of profitability as well as growth. Consumer Lifestyle improved profitability despite weak demand in some of its markets, with strong sales at Health & Wellness, Personal Care and Domestic Appliances weighed down by lower sales in the rest of the sector.


We also continued on our growth path in emerging markets, with 19% nominal and 7% comparable sales growth. This means that we now generate more than one-third of our sales in these markets.


Our continued progress in the third quarter confirmed that we are on the right track to become a leading company in health and well-being as outlined in our strategic plan, Vision 2015.”






Quarterly Report

Q3 2010 - Third Quarter Report 


Q3 2010 - Third Quarter Results Presentation 


Conference call and audio webcast 

A conference call with Pierre-Jean Sivignon, CFO, to discuss the results, will start at 10:00AM CET. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available through the link below.

Q3 2010 conference call audio webcast 


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Acquisitions of Wheb Sistemas and CDP Medical Ltd

 Philips strengthened its clinical informatics portfolio with the acquisitions of Wheb Sistemas, a leading Brazilian provider of clinical information systems, and CDP Medical Ltd, an Israel-based provider of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).

Introducing IntelliVue MX800 patient monitoring system

 Philips introduced the IntelliVue MX800 patient monitoring system, a new dimension in patient care that provides immediate access to comprehensive patient information directly at the monitor.

Acquisition of Discus Holdings Inc.

 Philips agreed to acquire Discus Holdings Inc., the leading manufacturer of professional tooth whitening products. The acquisition broadens Philips’ oral healthcare portfolio and provides a strong foundation for growth in cosmetic dentistry.

EISA awards

 Philips won four European Imaging & Sound Association (EISA) awards this year, including the ‘European Green TV 2010-2011’ for the Econova for significantly lower energy consumption and a body largely made from recycled material.

Lighting solutions acquired from Amplex

Madrid municipality has chosen Philips Lighting Control Systems to manage more than 200,000 street light-points through 1,400 cabinets all around the city, thanks to the expanded solution acquired from Amplex.

DayLight car lighting solutions

Ahead of EU legislation stipulating that all new car models must be equipped with daytime running lights, Philips has introduced its LED-based DayLight car lamp range that could reduce the number of fatalities resulting from traffic accidents by enhancing cars’ visibility to pedestrians and other motorists.

iF Design awards

Philips won eight awards at the iF design awards in China, for its LED lighting and consumer lifestyle solutions, in addition to four awards at ‘2010 China’s Most Successful Design Awards’, also for its consumer lifestyle products.

For further information, please contact:

Joon Knapen
Philips Corporate Communications
Tel:  +31 20 59 77477


Joost Akkermans

Philips Corporate Communications

Tel: +31 20 59 77406



About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs more than 118,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 23 billion in 2009, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at 


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