4:00 PM Frankfurt – France based auto equipment maker Faurecia lifted fiscal forecast. Paysafe received a conditional takeover offer for £2.9 billion. Philips Lighting net surged on a strong gain in margins. Sartorius net soared. Vodafone revenues dropped 3% as the wireless telecom struggles with a fall in worldwide prices.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index slumped 34.73 or 0.5% to 7,452.62 and in Frankfurt the DAX index dropped 224.12 or 1.8% to 12,227.91.
In Paris, CAC 40 index declined 84.63 or 1.6% to 5,115.65.
For the week, FTSE 100 index increased 1%, the DAX index declined 3.2% and the CAC 40 index dropped 2.3%.
declined 3.3% to €46.85 after France-based automobile equipment supplier reported sales in the first-half ending in June soared 8.4% from a year ago to €8.6 billion.
Net profit in the period surged 28.3% to €314.4 million from €245 million from a year ago six month period and earnings per share advanced to €2.31 from €1.79.
The automobile equipment supplier said operating income jumped 20% from a year ago to €587 million.
Faurecia forecasted fiscal 2017 sales to grow about 7% and operating profit to increase between 6.6% and 7% and earnings per share to exceed €4.
Paysafe Group Plc
surged 7.4% to 578.50 pence after the U.K.-based digital payment solutions provider said it received a conditional takeover offer for 590 pence per share or £2.9 billion or $3.7 billion in cash from the U.S.-based private equity firms Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners.
Philips Lighting NV
plunged 7.2% to €31.17 after the Netherlands-based conventional fluorescent lamps maker said sales in the first-half ending in June dropped 1.3% from a year ago to €3.4 billion.
Net income in the period surged 88.7% to €134 million from €71 million from a year ago quarter and earnings per share advanced to €0.94 from €0.47.
slumped 3.3% to €85.49 after Germany-based pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment supplier said sales revenues in the first-half ending in June jumped 12.6% from a year ago to €704.1 million.
Net profit in the period soared 13.6% to €70.9 million from €62.4 million from a year ago quarter and earnings per share advanced to €1.03 from €0.91.
As of June 30, total orders advanced 9.5% from a year ago to €741.9 million and operating profit increased 13.8% to €174.5 million.
Vodafone Group Plc
gained 1.6% to 227.25 pence after the U.K.-based telecom services provider reported group revenues in the first-quarter ending in June dropped 3.3% from a year ago to £11.5 billion.
Vodafone said services revenue in India plunged 13.9% and the U.K. service revenue declined 2.7%. In Germany, service revenue fell 0.6% while services revenue in the Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region jumped 10%.
The wireless telecom services provider said it added net 8.8 million customers for 4G mobile data in the first quarter totaling 83.5 million customers in 22 countries.