Bentley has reported significant increases in sales volume, revenue and operating profit in its third quarter results. Worldwide sales of the luxury British marque were over 7,800 cars in the period January to September 2007, up by around 19 per cent over 2006. In particular, this growth was led by emerging markets such as China (up by around 72%) with Bentley also recording strong sales growth in established markets such as the UK and Continental Europe (both up by around 30 %) and the USA (up by around 10 %). -Continued after the jump
In terms of turnover, from January to September 2007, Bentley reported more than €1 billion of revenue, improved by 19.3 per cent over the same period last year. Operating profit also improved by €62 million, year-on-year, to €107 million.
“Our continuing strong product-led performance in the third quarter means that Bentley is on track for a fourth consecutive year of growth in worldwide sales and profitability,” said Stuart McCullough, Bentley’s Member of the Board, Sales and Marketing.