4:00 PM London Vinci SA said first half net rose 1.9%. Vivendi SA second quarter rose 6.2% and net decreased 3.7%. Bouygues SA second quarter profit fell 10%. Danaos Corp second quarter net loss decreased.
Bourbon SA, the maritime transporter first-half net profit nearly halved to 41 million on sluggish revenue increases and a rise in operational costs because of impairment charges related to the sale of 16 bulk carriers.
Bouygues S.A., the France-based construction company reported a 10% fall in second quarter net profit to 351 million from 388 million, but said it is well-placed to grasp opportunities for growth in its markets.
First half Sales declined 1% to 14.7 billion and the company revised full year sales target higher to 30.4 billion from 30.1 billion estimate in June. Net debt in the period declined to 4.2 billion from 6.3 billion.
Bouygues Telecom added 351,000 new mobile contract customers and sales increased 4% to 2.7 billion.
Danaos Corp., the international owner of containerships reported a net loss for the second quarter of $14.67 million or 27 cents per diluted share, compared to net income of $15.85 million or 29 cents per share in the year-ago quarter. Operating revenue for the quarter increased 7.3% to $84.9 million from $79.1 million in the prior-year quarter.
Vinci S.A., the builder reported first-half net profit rose a modest 1.9% to 703 million from 690 million.
Vivendi S.A, the French media group reported second quarter revenues rose 6.2% to 7.06 billion from 6.65 billion in the year-ago quarter. Net earnings in the quarter slipped 3.7% to 669 million or 54 euro cents per share as against net earnings of 695 million or 58 euro cents per share in the prior-year quarter.