Canada’s Bombardier profit drops on lower transportation demand

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(Reuters) – Aircraft and train maker Bombardier Inc. BBDb.TO posted a 31% drop in third-quarter profit on Thursday, penalized by poor transportation unit performance due to COVID-related disruptions -19.

The Montreal-based company, which is in the process of closing a deal to sell its rail division to French train maker Alstom SA ALSO.PA, said revenues from its transport unit fell 2.5%.

Business jet shipments also fell in the quarter, falling to 24 units from 31 a year earlier.

Bombardier, which aims to break-even free cash flow in 2020, reported quarterly free cash flow of $ 706 million.

The company reported adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $ 176 million for the quarter ended September 30, compared to $ 255 million a year earlier.

Revenue fell to $ 3.53 billion from $ 3.72 billion.

Reporting by Allison Lampert in Montreal and Sanjana Shivdas in Bangalore; Editing by Aditya Soni

Original © Thomson Reuters

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