3:40 PM Frankfurt – Heineken net plunged 53% to €1.4 billion. ING Groep profit tumbled 64% to €539 million. Reckitt Benckiser net dropped 4% to £1.7 billion. Societe Generale net swung to a profit €322 million and revenue surged 13%. TeleCity sales and profit climbed.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index rose 0.1% or 9.98 to 6,682.64 and in Frankfurt the DAX index increased 0.7% or 68.89 to 9,547.66.
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gained 1.2% to €47.65 after the Netherlands-based beer maker said group revenue in the year ending in December rose 1.3% to €21.3 billion from €21 billion a year ago.
Net profit in the year plunged 53% to €1.36 billion compared to €2.91 billion and diluted earnings per share slipped 4.8% to €2.75 from €2.89 a year earlier.
ING Groep N.V
climbed 4.7% to €10.65 after the Netherlands-based bank and insurance company reported total revenue in the fourth-quarter ending in December soared 20.2% to €6.24 billion from €5.19 billion a year earlier.
Net profit in the quarter tumbled 63.6% to €539 million compared to €1.48 billion a year ago period.
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc
rose 1% to 4,878 pence after the U.K.-based consumer products maker stated net revenue in the year jumped 7% to £10.04 billion from £9.57 billion a year ago period.
Net profit in the year dropped 4.4% to £1.74 billion compared to £1.82 billion and earnings per share fell to 238.5 pence from 248.4 pence a year ago.
Societe Generale SA
soared 5.4% to €46.67 after the France-based financial services provider reported group revenue in the fourth-quarter ending in December surged 12.7% to €5.78 billion from €5.13 billion a year ago period.
Group net in the quarter swung to profit €322 million compared to a net loss of €471 million a year earlier.
The lender said group revenue in the year jumped 4.3% to €22.8 billion from €23.1 billion and group profit for the year surged €2.17 billion compared to €790 million a year ago.
TeleCity Group Plc
plunged 8.1% to 671 pence after the U.K.-based data center services provider said revenue in the year ending in December climbed 15.1% to £325.6 million from £282.9 million a year ago.
Profit in the year jumped 12.2% to £65.2 million compared to £58.1 million and diluted earnings per share increased to 32.1 pence from 28.5 pence a year earlier.