BE Semiconductor Industries NV (BESI.AS)
April 26 BE Semiconductor Industries (Besi) , which sells equipment to chipmakers, reported strong growth in core profit on Thursday, but disappointment about its sales outlook sent its shares down more than 12 percent.
LONDON Encouraging results and a recovery among industrials helped European stock markets on Thursday, while earnings disappointments weighed heavily on some stocks including Germany's Lufthansa and Kion.
April 26 BE Semiconductor Industries, which sells equipment to chipmakers, reported a 52 percent increase in first-quarter core profit (EBITDA) on Thursday, driven by growth across its product lines.
* Q1 REVENUE EUR 154.9 MILLION VERSUS EUR 110.2 MILLION YEAR AGO
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* Q4 REVENUE EUR 153.2 MILLION VERSUS EUR 93.1 MILLION YEAR AGO