Market weakness in Europe squeezes Vallourec’s profits
May 10, 2012 | 03:53 PM
| Michael Cowden
TORONTO Vallourec SAs earnings narrowed in the first quarter as strong results from the oil and gas sector and North America were offset by weaker results from non-energy markets and Europe.
The Boulogne-Billancourt, France-based steel tube and pipe producer posted net income of 29 million ($37.5 million), down 64.6 percent from 82 million in the same period last year despite a 4.4-percent increase in sales to nearly 1.2 billion ($1.55 billion) from 1.15 billion.....
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