Conti reports booming sales, profits for 2004

Hannover, Germany–Continental AG has reported record sales and earnings for the 12 months to December 2004. The company used some of the income to reduced its debt to €695.0 million (2003: €1,168.6 million), and projected further acquisitions in the coming months.

Overall (consolidated) sales were up by 9.2 percent to €12 600 million. Phoenix contributed €160.2 million to consolidated sales from November. Conti also said its operating result (EBIT) increased by 28.2% to €1,096 million (2003: €855 million)

The company said sales of the passenger and light…

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