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German utility RWE AG (RWEOY.PK) on Wednesday said its Executive Board decided in its meeting today to propose to the annual general meeting on April 27 a dividend equaling the last year's proposal amounting to 0.13 euro per preferred share and including a suspension of the dividend for common shares. The...

McBride plc (MCB.L) reported profit before income tax of 18.8 million pounds for the six months ended 31 December 2016, an increase of 44.6 percent from 13.0 million pounds in the same period last year. Profit for the period attributable to owners of the company increased to 13.0 million pounds from...

UBM plc (UBMJF.PK, UBM.L) reported profit before tax from continuing operations of 120.1 million pounds for the year ended 31 December 2016 compared to 119.6 million pounds, previous year. Profit per share from continuing operations was 20.1 pence compared to 18.2 pence, prior year. Continuing adjusted...

Hays Plc (HAS.L), a British recruitment company, reported a 17 percent increase in its first-half earnings from the year-ago period. For the half year ended December 31, 2016, the company reported profit before tax of 96.2 million pounds, up from 82.4 million pounds last year. Basic earnings per share...

UK-based outsourcing and support services provider Serco Group Plc. (SRP.L) reported fiscal 2016 profit before tax of 29.6 million pounds, compared to loss of 69.4 million pounds last year. Loss per share was 0.11 pence, narrower than loss of 15.47 pence in the prior year. However, trading profit...

Lloyds Banking Group plc (LLOY.L, LYG) reported Wednesday that its fiscal 2016 profit before tax more than doubled to 4.24 billion pounds from last year's 1.64 billion pounds. Earnings per share climbed 263 percent to 2.9 pence from 0.8 pence last year. Underlying profit dropped 3 percent to 7.87...

Petrofac Ltd. (POFCF.PK, POFCY.PK, PFC.L) reported profit of $1 million for the year ended 31 December 2016 compared to a loss of $349 million, prior year. The Group noted that its reported net profit was impacted by $319 million of exceptional items and certain re-measurments of which $298 million are...

UK home builder Barratt Developments Plc. (BDEV.L) reported pretax profit of 321.0 million pounds for the half year ended 31 December 2016, up 8.8 percent from 295.0 million pounds in the same period last year. Profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders was 259.7 million pounds, up...

German conglomerate Bayer AG (BAYZF.PK, BAYRY.PK, BYR.L) reported that its fourth-quarter net income declined 26.1 percent to 453 million euros from 613 million euros in the year-ago period. Earnings per share decreased to 0.53 euros from 0.74 euros last year. However, core earnings per share from...

Accor (ACRFY.PK, ACRFF.PK) reported 2016 Net profit, Group share of 265 million euros compared to 244 million euros, previous year. EBIT increased 4.6% to 696 million euros, or up 3.8% LFL. Operating profit before non-recurring items, net of tax amounted to 469 million euros, representing earnings per...

German healthcare company Fresenius SE (FSNUF.PK, FSNPF.PK) reported Wednesday that its fourth-quarter group net income increased 6 percent to 439 million euros from 414 million euros last year. Earnings per share grew 7 percent to 0.81 euro from 0.75 euro last year. EBIT was 1.24 billion euros, 11...

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGAA (FMS) said its fiscal 2016 net income attributable to shareholders of the company rose 21 percent to $1.24 billion from $1.03 billion in the prior year. Basic earnings per share rose to $4.07 from $3.38 last year. Excluding special items, net income for the year...

German industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG (TYEKF.PK) Wednesday announced that it has reached agreement with Ternium, a Latin American steel producer, on the sale of the CSA Siderúrgica do Atlântico or CSA steel plant in Brazil. The purchase price is 1.5 billion euros enterprise value. The sale...

Bunge Limited (BG), a global agribusiness and food company, announced Wednesday that its unit Koninklijke Bunge B.V. has signed definitive agreements with Bahri Dry Bulk Co. or BDB, a unit of Saudi Arabia-based Bahri Group. The companies will form a joint venture to establish an ocean freight supplier...

Quinpario Acquisition Corp. 2 (QPAC, QPACW, QPACU), a special purpose acquisition company, announced Wednesday that it has agreed to combine SourceHOV, LLC and Novitex Holdings, Inc. to form Exela Technologies in a deal valued at $2.8 billion. Novitex, a provider of technology-driven managed services,...

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