Mapfre recorded a 15.2% increase in 2019 net profit to 609 million euros, with revenues up 7.1% at 28,472 million euros. The company headed by Antonio Huertas will pay 447 million euros in dividends from 2019 results, amounting to 0.145 euros per share and a yield of 5.7%.
MADRID | The Corner | ING Group 2Q14 underlying net profit of EUR 1,181 million from EUR 901 million in 2Q13 and EUR 988 million in 1Q14. The company has announced that it would repay the state aid received in 2008 earlier than planned (May 2015) and confirmed the growth targets for 2017 (as well as the payment of dividends, with a payout of 40%), set last March.
BERLIN | Alberto Lozano | In Europe the publication of first half results is about to end with 2/3 of companies having already published. The data shows that European companies are coming out of the long period of downgrades and are regaining positive terrain in earnings. A stronger euro has been a headwind to revenues this quarter and the worsening relations with Russia might disturb this European recovery in the coming months.