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3i Group, Compass, Telefonica Net Climb; Bouygues Net Swings to Loss


Author: Nigel Thomas
ticker.com
Last Update: 10:55 AM ET May 14 2015

4:00 PM Frankfurt 3i Group net climbed 35% to 700 million. Aegon net declined 19%. Bouygues net swung to a loss of 157 million. Compass profit jumped 4% to 466 million. Telefonica net soared 162% to 1.8 billion.

In London trading, FTSE 100 index gained 0.3% or 20.66 to 6,970.23 and in Frankfurt the DAX index jumped 0.9% or 111.35 to 11,463.02.

In Paris, CAC 40 index increased 0.8% or 40.89 to 5,001.79.

3i Group Plc climbed 3.2% to 528.50 pence after the U.K.-based private equity investment manager said revenues in the year ending in March soared 24.2% to 820 million from 660 million in a year ago period.

Net income in the period climbed 35.4% from a year ago to 700 million compared to 517 million and diluted earnings per share gained to 72.9 pence from 54.5 pence.

Aegon NV gained 1.2% to 7 after the Netherlands-based insurance and financial services provider reported sales in the first-quarter ending in March soared 32% to 2.75 billion from 2.09 billion in a year ago period.

Net income in the quarter declined 19.4% from a year ago to 316 million compared to 392 million.

At the end of quarter, gross deposits were 18.7 billion and net deposits increased to 7.3 billion and life insurance sales climbed 20% to 551 million.

Bouygues SA slipped 1.3% to 37.44 after the France-based conglomerate reported revenues in the first-quarter ending in March dropped 1.6% to 6.73 billion from 6.84 billion in a year ago period.

Net in the quarter swung to a loss from a year ago to 157 million compared to profit of 238 million and diluted loss per share swung to 0.46 from diluted earnings per share of 0.71.

Compass Group Plc fell 0.3% to 1,116.67 pence after the U.K.-based restaurants and bars operator stated revenues in the first-half ending in March climbed 4.7% to 8.94 billion from 8.56 billion in a year ago period.

Net income in the period jumped 4.3% from a year ago to 466 million compared to 447 million and diluted earnings per share increased to 27.6 pence from 24.7 pence.

Telefonica SA decreased 1.8% to 13.06 after the Spain-based mobile company in the first-quarter ending in March climbed 12.6% to 11.54 billion from 10.25 billion in a year ago period.

Net profit in the quarter soared 162% from a year ago to 1.80 billion compared to 688 million and earnings per share jumped to 0.38 from 0.14.

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