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Solvay's fourth-quarter net income soars 79%

February 14, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Solvay achieved a 79% increase in its net income, group share, for the fourth quarter of 2012, to €203 million ($273 million) from €184 million in the fourth quarter a year before, the company announced today. Ebit also went up by 78%, to €349 million from €196 million over the same period. Net sales increased to €2.99 billion, up 4% from the €2.87 billion reported in the fourth quarter of 2011. Improvements were reported in the company's three sectors against a year-earlier performance that was impacted by prioritizing cash...

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