4:00 PM Frankfurt – Bechtle, Germany based IT company said profit climbed 20% on 14% increase in revenues. BP agreed to divest its Australian bitumen business to Puma Energy. Dart surged after positive fiscal outlook. J D Wetherspoon net jumped 7%. Oxford BioMedica net loss narrowed.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index fell 0.2% or 13.85 to 6,747.22 and in Frankfurt the DAX index decreased 0.3% or 36.63 to 11,762.76.
In Paris, CAC 40 index slid 0.1% or 5.77 to 4,981.56.
slid 0.05% to €73.56 after the Germany-based e-commerce trader said total group revenues in the year ending in December soared 13.5% to €2.58 billion from €2.27 billion a year ago period.
Net profit in the year climbed 20.2% from a year ago to €76.2 million compared to €63.4 million and diluted earnings per share jumped to €3.63 from €3.02.
slipped 1.1% to 421.10 pence after the Dow Jones Newswires said oil and gas explorer agreed to divest its Australian bitumen business to Singapore-based Puma Energy without disclosing the financial terms of the sale.
The transaction is expected to close in the second-quarter.
Dart Group Plc
soared 18.5% to 366.25 after the U.K.-based airline forecasted underlying operating profit for the year to be ahead of market expectations at £49.2 million in fiscal 2014.
J D Wetherspoon Plc
declined 3.9% to 779.50 pence after the U.K.-based pubs and bars operator said revenues in the first-half ending on January 25 climbed 9% to £744.4 million from £683.2 million a year ago period.
Net profit in the period jumped 6.9% from a year ago to £27.8 million compared to £26 million and diluted earnings per share increased to 22.6 pence from 20.7 pence.
Oxford BioMedica Plc
climbed 4.2% to 10.24 pence after the U.K.-based biopharmaceutical company said total revenues in the year ending in December soared 151.8% to £13.6 million from £5.4 million a year ago period.
Net loss in the year narrowed from a year ago to £8.7 million compared to £11.1 million and diluted loss per share dropped to 0.43 pence from 0.79 pence.