4:00 PM Frankfurt – Glaxo profit tumbled 58.9% to £1.03 billion on 10% decrease in revenues. Heidelberger net loss widened to €15.6 million and lowered sales outlook. Osram Licht net swung to a loss of €39 million but revenues jumped 5%. Sky net surged 165% to £1.1 billion. Syngenta net fell 2%.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index slipped 0.8% or 56.06 to 6,815.74 and in Frankfurt the DAX index fell 0.3% or 34.43 to 10,856.52.
In Paris, CAC 40 index slid 0.2% or 11.85 to 4,666.05.
gained 0.5% to 1,460.50 pence after the U.K.-based healthcare company said group revenues in the fourth-quarter ending in December declined 10.4% to £6.19 billion from £6.91 billion a year ago period.
Profit in the quarter tumbled 58.9% from a year ago to £1.03 billion compared to £2.51 billion and diluted earnings per share dropped to 21.3 pence from 50.4 pence.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
plunged 6.8% to €2 after the Germany-based printing machines maker reported group sales in the third-quarter ending in December declined 5.4% to €556.22 million from €587.91 million a year ago period.
Net loss in the quarter widened from a year ago to €15.58 million compared to €12.99 million and loss per share increased to €0.22 from €0.03.
Heidelberg forecasted sales for the year to decline of about 5%.
Osram Licht AG
gained 1.2% to €42.80 after the Germany-based lighting systems maker said revenues in the first-quarter ending in December jumped 5% to €1.39 billion from €1.33 billion a year ago period.
Net in the quarter swung to a loss from a year ago to €39 million compared to profit of €68 million and loss per share swung to a €0.40 from earnings per share of €0.63.
increased 1.9% to 961.62 pence after the U.K.-based pay television service provider reported revenues in the first-half ending in December soared 17% to £4.30 billion from £3.67 billion a year ago period.
Net profit in period surged 165.2% from a year ago to £1.09 billion compared to £411 million and diluted earnings per share increased to 64.5 pence from 26 pence.
climbed 3.5% to 310.70 Swiss francs after the Switzerland-based agriculture product maker said sales in the year increased 3% to $15.13 billion from $14.69 billion a year ago period.
Net income in the year dropped 2% from a year ago to $1.62 billion compared to $1.64 billion and earnings per share rose to $19.42 from $19.30.