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Spectris plc (SEPJF.PK, SXS.L), a productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, Thursday reported lower pre-tax profit for the first half, and said it completed the acquisition of DISCOM Elektronische Systeme und Komponenten GmbH. Profit before tax for the half year, on a statutory...

International Personal Finance Plc (IPF.L) said that its profit before taxation for the six months ended June 30, 2016 declined to 30.7 million pounds from 38.6 million pounds in the previous year. Profit after taxation attributable to owners of the company was 21.6 million pounds, down from 26.9...

Centrica plc. (CNA.L) reported that its statutory profit attributable to shareholders for the first half of 2016 increased 9 percent to 1.15 billion pounds from 1.050 billion pounds last year. Statutory basic earnings per share were 22.2 pence, compared to 21.1 pence in the prior year. However, adjusted...

Pest control firm Rentokil Initial Plc. (RTOKY.PK, RTO.L) reported Thursday that its first-half profit before tax increased 14.4 percent to 80.4 million pounds from 70.2 million pounds last year. Basic earnings per share were 3.56 pence, up 16.7 percent from 3.05 pence last year. Adjusted profit before...

RELX Group (REL.L), a professional information company, reported that its reported net profit for the six months ended 30 June 2016 rose 20 percent to 558 million pounds from 464 million pounds last year. Earnings per share rose to 26.9 pence from 21.0 pence last year. Adjusted net profit for the...

Japanese brokerage firm Nomura Holdings Inc. (NMR) said its first-quarter attributable net income declined 31.9 percent to 46.83 billion yen from 68.74 billion yen in the same period last year. Earnings per share decreased to 12.71 yen from 18.65 yen in the prior-year period. Total revenue for the...

French hotel group Accor (ACRFY.PK, ACRFF.PK) Thursday reported that its net profit, Group share, for the half year declined to 74 million euros from last year's 91 million euros. EBIT, or earnings before interest and taxes, slid 4 percent to 239 million euros from 263 million euros a year ago. Revenue...

Diageo PLC (DGE.L, DEO) reported pretax profit of 2.86 billion pounds for the year ended 30 June 2016, down from 2.93 billion pounds in the prior year. Profit to equity shareholders of the parent company declined 6 percent to 2.24 billion pounds from 2.38 billion pounds last year. Basic earnings...

Medical technology company Smith & Nephew Plc (SN.L, SNN) Thursday reported that its first-half profit before tax declined to $327 million from last year's $411 million. Earnings per share were 27 cents, down from 33 cents last year. Trading pre-tax profit was $453 million, compared to $481 million...

Mechanical engineering company DMG Mori Seiki AG (0NAQ.L), formerly known as Gildemeister AG, reported Thursday that its earnings after taxes for the half year slid to 42.8 million euros from 45.3 million euros last year. Earnings before interest and taxes, or EBIT, totaled 65.3 million euros versus...

Volkswagen Group (VKW.L, VLKAF.PK, VOW.BE) reported that its first-half profit before tax declined to 4.8 billion euros from 7.7 billion euros. Profit after tax amounted to 3.6 billion euros compared to 5.7 billion euros. Earnings per ordinary share was 6.88 euros compared to 11.06 euros. Operating profit...

Publishing firm Informa plc (INFMF, INF.L) reported Thursday that its first-half pre-tax profit declined to 98.9 million pounds from last year's 118.9 million pounds. Earnings per share were 13.8 pence, lower than 15.0 pence a year ago. Adjusted profit before tax was 184.8 million pounds, compared...

Sky plc (BSY.L, SKY.L) reported profit before tax for the twelve months ended 30 June 2016 of 752 million pounds, down from 1.52 billion pounds in the previous year. Profit for the year from continuing operations was 663 million pounds, down from 1.33 billion pounds last year. Earnings per share from...

Spanish oil major Repsol S.A. (REPYY.PK) Thursday reported that its net income for the half year slid 39.3 percent to 639 million euros from last year's 1.053 billion euros. The results included total extraordinary expense of 346 million euros to cover the restructuring of the workforce approved by the...

Mining giant Anglo American plc (AAUKY.PK, AAL.L) reported Thursday that its first-half loss before tax narrowed to $364 million from last year's loss of $1.92 billion. Loss for the financial period attributable to equity shareholders of the Company was $813 million, compared to $3.015 billion a year...

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