By Pierre Bertrand


ABB Ltd said Thursday that its net profit declined in the final quarter of 2022 as orders declined.

The Swiss technology group said it made $1.13 billion in net profit for the fourth quarter compared with $2.64 billion for the prior-year period on revenue that increased 3% to $7.82 billion.

Analysts had expected $718 million in net profit and $7.63 billion in revenue that analysts had expected, according to a company-compiled consensus of the fourth quarter.

ABB said its quarterly cashflow was weighed down by $315 million due to earlier announced settlements for Kusile project.

The company's orders declined 8% to $7.62 billion.

ABB said it was proposing an ordinary dividend of 0.84 Swiss francs (92 cents) a share, up from CHF0.82 the previous year

It said that for 2023 it doesn't anticipate a major setback in demand, although the high inflationary environment adds uncertainty. It said that order growth in the first half of the year should start reflecting the normalization of customer orders.

The company separately said that its board of directors has nominated Denise Johnson, the group president of Caterpillar Inc., to join as a new member at the company's upcoming annual general meeting on March 23,, replacing Satish Pai who will step down.


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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

February 02, 2023 01:33 ET (06:33 GMT)

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