(26 800 HUF, -1,65%) reported slightly better-than expected EBIT for 2Q07 however the net result line was way below the market expectations. IFRS consolidated net income came in at HUF 26.9bn for 2Q07, down 69.9% y/y and 54.7% q/q, 40.6% below the consensus forecast of HUF 45.3 (according to Reuters) and 27.7% below our own estimate of HUF 37.2bn. The main reason for such a weak bottom line performance was higher-than-expected financial losses related to the revaluation of Magnolia shares as well as substantially higher tax payments. (56 EUR, -0,89%) EBIT came in at HUF 88.4bn for 2Q07 (-13.7% y/y, +21.8% q/q), 2.4% above the consensus forecast of HUF 86.3bn (according to Reuters) and 1.9% above our own estimate of HUF 86.7bn. We expect to see a neutral market reaction as the operating result was broadly in line with market expectations.
Our view: We expect a neutral market reaction to the result as clean EBIT came in line with consensus. We maintain our Hold recommendation on the stock with a price (65 USD, 4,07%) of HUF 26,330.