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Weir Group Q1 revenues 'stable'

Thu 29 April 2021 08:43 | A A A

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(Sharecast News) - Mining technology firm Weir Group said on Thursday that first-quarter revenues were stable, leading the company to note that full-year profit growth looked set to be in line with market expectations.

While Weir didn't provide a concrete number when it came to revenues it did say that group orders throughout the first three months of the year had risen 11%, predominately due to a 67% jump in original equipment orders during the quarter.

Weir also highlighted that conditions in mining markets had improved in the first quarter, bolstered by commodity prices almost reaching multi-year highs, with demand hitting its highest points in North America, Central Asia and Africa.

The AIM-listed company said its pipeline and bid conversion rate was developing positively but also noted that aftermarket orders were down 2% year-on-year, due to ongoing Covid-19 disruptions to ore production.

Chief executive Jon Stanton said: "The group has had a good start to the year against the backdrop of ongoing Covid challenges. As expected, conditions continued to improve in both mining and infrastructure markets reflecting increasing customer confidence in a broad-based economic recovery and near-record prices for commodities essential to growth and carbon transition."

"Looking to the full year, we continue to expect to deliver growth in full-year constant currency profits in line with current market expectations.

As of 0840 BST, Weir shares were up 1.11% at 1,963.50p.

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