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Benelux Morning Notes

AEGON: Capital generation sound, but slight miss on SII and earnings.
Ageas: Setting a new high bar for DPS €2.70 (INGF).
AkzoNobel: Outlines ambitions for 2021-23F.
Arcadis: good results on the back of 4Q19 organic revenue growth.
Barco: Better than expected update on Entertainment.
DSM: When the going gets tough…
Euronext: low to mid-single digit negative earnings revisions.
Fagron: FY2019 in line, Wichita below sales and SKU targets.
KBC: Delivering on capital return promise.
Kinepolis: New cinema openings possible in Belgium from August 2021.
NN Group: Solid message on capital return discipline.
Ordina: 4Q19 results review; slight miss due to NL.
PostNL: preview and consensus for 4Q19 and FY19/20.
SBM Offshore: Solid as a rock, shareholders not forgotten. FY19 results, more detail after pre-announced key financials
Aegon N.V.

AEGON is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides life insurance and pensions operations in more than 20 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia and is also active in savings and asset management operations, accident and health insurance, general insurance and to a limited extent banking operations. Co. operates through the following segments: the Americas (which includes the U.S.A., Mexico and Brazil); the Netherlands; the United Kingdom; Central & Eastern Europe; Spain and Portugal; Asia and Aegon Asset Management.

Ageas N.V.

Akzo Nobel N.V.

Akzo Nobel N.V. is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in the production and marketing of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals. Co. has three segments: Decorative Paints, which supplies products for the professional and do-it-yourself markets, including paints, lacquers and varnishes, as well as products for surface preparation; Performance Coatings, which is divided into the following businesses: Automotive and Aerospace Coatings, Industrial Coatings, Marine and Protective Coatings, and Powder Coatings; and Specialty Chemicals, which are used in products such as ice cream, soups, disinfectants, plastics, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, paper and asphalt.

Arcadis N.V.

Arcadis NV is a global asset design and consultancy company. The Company is engaged in providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in the area of infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. The Company's segments include Americas; Europe and Middle East; Asia Pacific, and CallisonRTKL. Its business lines include infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. Infrastructure business line focuses on sustainable infrastructure solutions for transportation by road, rail, air and over water, and creating reliable energy supply systems. The Company is an environmental solutions provider to private industry, and delivers projects that protect the earth's resources. It offers water supply, treatment, management and conveyance solutions. The Company also offers contract solutions, master planning and sustainable urban development, commercially led program management, business advisory, data analysis and architecture and design solutions.


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Barco N.V.

Barco operates in three divisions: Entertainment, which delivers projection, lighting, LED and software solutions for markets such as cinema, venues, and hospitality and the retail and advertising; Enterprise, which targets the corporate and the control rooms market and provides a portfolio of visualization solutions with videowalls, corporate projectors in combination with collaboration software and networking and connectivity capabilities; and Healthcare, which delivers displays for the diagnostic and modality imaging market, including segments such as radiology, mammography, surgery and dentistry along with digital networked solutions for the operating room and point-of-care devices.


Euronext is a cross-border exchange. Co. operates combined regulated markets across Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom (derivatives only). Co. offers a range of integrated services including the listing of financial instruments, trading in securities and derivatives, clearing, netting and settlement, market data dissemination and IT solutions and support. Co.'s customers include listed companies, members, institutional and individual investors who trade on Co. markets, other organizations, notably exchanges that use its technologies and services, and users of the financial and information generated by market activity.


Fagron supplies products, services to professionals and institutions in the healthcare sector in Europe, the U.S.A. and Brazil. Co.'s activities are subdivided into four divisions. Through Fagron, Co. offers products and concepts for pharmaceutical compounding. Through Arseus Dental, Co. supplies dental products and concepts to dentists and dental laboratories in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Switzerland. Through Arseus Medical, Co. supplies medical and surgical products to specialists, elderly homes, homecare nurses and hospitals in Belgium and the Netherlands. Through Corilus, Co. supplies ICT total solutions for medical specialists in Belgium, the Netherlands and France.

KBC Bankverzekeringsholding N.V.

KBC Group is a bank-insurance group engaged in providing products and services mainly to retail, private banking, SME and mid-cap clients. Co. focuses on its primary markets of Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria. Co. is also present in Ireland and, to a limited extent, in several other countries to support corporate clients from its primary markets. Co.'s main brands are KBC and CBC in Belgium, CSOB in Czech Republic and Slovakia, K&H in Hungary, CIBANK and DZI Insurance in Bulgaria, and KBC Bank Ireland in Ireland. As of Dec 31 2014, Co. had 1,601 bank branches. In addition, Co. had total assets of Euro245.17 billion.

Ordina N.V.

Ordina offers Consulting, IT and Application Outsourcing services. Co. is organized in the IT Services and Business Process Outsourcing segments. The IT Services segment performs activities relating to business consulting, system development and integration, and application management and maintenance. Within the Business Process Outsourcing segment, Co. assumes full responsibility for backoffices (i.e. business processes and IT) of clients operating in the banking and insurance sectors. It was decided, in the second half of 2008, not to continue the BPO activities under Co.'s umbrella on a permanent basis.

Royal DSM

Royal DSM is engaged in the creation of products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences. Co.'s products and services are used globally in range of markets and applications in healthcare, pharmaceutical automotive and chemicals sectors. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrics and electronics, life protection and housing. The activities of Co. are grouped into four clusters: Nutrition, Pharma, Performance Materials and Polymer Intermediates.

SBM Offshore

SBM Offshore is a holding company. Co. provides floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, over the full product life-cycle. Co.'s main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation and life extension of floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels. Other products include semi-submersibles, tension-leg platforms, floating production storage and offloading liquefied natural gas, turret mooring systems, brownfield and offshore (off) loading terminals. As of Dec 31 2015, Co.'s fleet consisted of 10 FPSOs, two floating storage and offloadings, one mobile offshore production unit, one semisubmersible in operation worldwide. Holding N.V. NV. NV, formerly Takeaway Com Holding BV, is a company based in the Netherlands that operates an online food delivery marketplace. The Company focuses on connecting consumers and restaurants, and allows users to order food from nearby restaurants and have the food delivered to their homes. The Company transmits the order placed by customers and forwards it to restaurants, which prepare and deliver the meal. It is present in Portugal, France, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Vietnam, and operates the Websites,,,,,,,,,,, and The platforms feature various kinds of restaurants.


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