* Siemens says Q3 new orders up significantly year on year
* Q3 revenue seen flat on previous quarter, up year on year
* Firm must increase efforts to spur growth -finance
* Shares down 4.1 pct vs 0.1 pct decline on Europe index
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By Marilyn Gerlach
FRANKFURT, June 28 Europe's biggest engineering
conglomerate Siemens (SIEGn.DE), a bellwether for the German
economy, saw its shares fall on Tuesday after it warned of
growth easing amid a slowdown in economic recovery.
Munich-based Siemens, which makes everything from hearing
aids and light bulbs to fast trains and power plants, said
growth was driven by its energy and industry sectors.
"Our growth expectations have come along in the third
quarter," Finance Director Joe Kaeser said at an investor event
in Shanghai, China.
Siemens said there were the "first signs of easing growth"
in the second half of its fiscal year to September due to
tougher comparisons with last year, when demand rose steeply as
factories emerged from the financial crisis.
"The tailwind from the economic recovery is likely over.
Now, increased efforts are required for continued growth,"
By 11.15 GMT, the shares had declined 4.1 percent while the
broader European STOXX index of industrial goods was
down 0.1 percent.
Analysts said the shares have fallen apparently because of
comments indicating the pace of growth for its fiscal year would
no longer be as fast as last year.
"Things will not move up quickly and will stabilise at these
levels," according to one analyst who declined to be identified.
The widely watched Ifo index on German business sentiment
rose unexpectedly in June, showing the economy outpacing its
euro zone peers, but firms were at their least upbeat about the
future in more than a year, signalling slower growth in coming
Siemens competes with General Electric and Philips
. The latter's shares slumped last week after it warned
of sharply lower profits at its lighting division and
toasters-to-shavers consumer business, due to weak demand in
Siemens said on Tuesday that new orders in the quarter to
end-June were expected to rise significantly from the
year-earlier period, while adjusted net profit from continuing
operations was seen slightly above the prior-year level.
It said sales would likely exceed the prior-year figure of
17.4 billion euros ($24.7 billion) and "stabilise" at the level
of about 17.7 billion reached in the second quarter.
Thomson Reuters' I/B/E/S has estimated Siemens'
third-quarter revenue at 18.9 billion euros and all-in net
income at 1.54 billion.
Siemens trades at 11.6 times its 12 months estimated
earnings, a discount to Dutch rival Philips' 12.5 and ABB's
Its shares have gained 0.1 percent this year while the broad
STOXX 600 Index has declined 4.3 percent.
Siemens will release third-quarter results on July 28.
($1 = 0.705 Euros)
(Reporting by Marilyn Gerlach; Editing by Jon Loades-Carter
and David Hulmes)