By Ed Frankl 

ABB Ltd. cut its full-year guidance as a tight supply chain bit into its revenue, despite orders climbing, the company said at its third-quarter results.

The Swiss engineering company said Thursday that it anticipates comparable revenue growth in 2021 of 6%-8%, down from "just below" 10% previously, as supply chains continued to impact customer deliveries.

ABB posted net profit of $652 million in the three months to the end of September, from $4.53 billion in the same period of the 2020. Last year's figure included the book gain related to the divestment of its power-grids unit to Hitachi.

The Zurich-based company's closely watched operational earnings before interest, taxes, and amortization climbed, however, to $1.06 billion, from $787 million the previous year.

Revenue also ticked up, to $7.03 billion from $6.58 billion, though the company said sales were hampered by logistics constraints primarily related to semiconductors and imbalances in the overall supply chain.

Orders also rose 29% to $7.87 billion.

"3Q painted a mixed picture, containing on one hand a high level of demand driving strong order growth, while on the other hand the tight supply chain impacted our revenues more than anticipated," Chief Executive Bjorn Rosengren said.


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October 21, 2021 01:35 ET (05:35 GMT)

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