EBIT before restructuring expense stood at €-4.1 million; including this expense item of €4.3 million, it totalled €-8.4 million, compared with €-2.6 million a year ago (this figure had included restructuring expense of €0.4 million). Net finance cost for the quarter under review amounted to €-2.8 million, as opposed to €-1.5 million last year, which was attributable to the slightly adverse effects of forward foreign exchange transactions for the purpose of hedging risks associated with customer orders. On this basis, EBT stood at €-11.2 million, compared with €-4.1 million a year ago. The consolidated loss after taxes was €-10.9 million, after €-3.5 million for the same quarter a year ago.