In the first nine months of 2017, Schindler continued its growth and at the same time improved its profitability. Orders received were up 5.3% at CHF 8 083 million, equivalent to an increase of 5.4% in local currencies. Revenue rose by 4.3% to CHF 7 359 million (4.1% in local currencies). The operating profit (EBIT) grew by 10.1% to CHF 860 million (8.8% in local currencies), while the EBIT margin improved to 11.7% (first nine months of 2016: 11.1%). Net profit increased by 10.6% to CHF 648 million.