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A look back at a few press releases published since the close on Thursday evening.


– Befimmo’s net profit increased sharply to reach 130.8 million euros at 30 June 2022, compared to 51.6 million euros a year earlier. Its EPRA “like-for-like net rental growth” stands at +7.2% as of June 30, 2022. In addition, the “Like-for-Like” net rental income is also up by compared to last year. “This development is mainly due to the indexation of rental contracts,” said the company in its press release. Its occupancy rate is stable compared to the end of last year and stands at 95.2%.


– The turnover of the Belgian company, which specializes in aluminum anodizing, increased by 12.1% compared to the first half of 2021, to reach 13.9 million euros. “This performance is based on the continued strong growth in sales of subcontracting services”, underlines the group. On his outlook, Coil highlights the impact of both the war in Ukraine and the coronavirus outbreak. In this context, the company anticipates a slowdown in demand for the second half of the year and a return to a normal level of activity.


– Euronext’s net profit reached 118.9 million euros and its turnover between April and June amounted to 374.7 million euros, figures slightly above analysts’ consensus forecasts surveyed by Factset. “A good quarter” which “confirms an excellent dynamism of trading activities and income not linked to volumes”, welcomed the boss of Euronext Stéphane Boujnah, stressing that “all activities are progressing”.


– Quest for Growth ended the second quarter of 2022 with a loss of 14.58 million euros. “Taking into account the gross dividend of 1.02 euros distributed on April 21, 2022, the return on equity was -8.6%”, also underlines the company in its press release. She thus specifies that she has not “escaped the global stock market malaise”, even if she has limited the breakage thanks to successful exits in her portfolio. QFG shares depreciated by 12.8% in the first half.


– The chipmaker X-Fab has adjusted its revenue forecast for the year 2022 to the tune of 750-790 million dollars, for an ebitda margin of 22 to 25%. Previously, X-Fab expected revenue of $750-815 million and an EBITDA margin of 21-25%.

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