2012 Half year financial report

This item consists of:

In thousands of Euros 1st half of 2012 1st half of 2011 Changes
Operating grants 1,209 1,345 (136)
Increases in fixed assets from internal work 21,511 21,276 235
Sundry sales and income:
- Rent receipts 69 343 (274)
- Capital gains on assets and investments 9 84 (75)
- Sale of miscellaneous materials 468 521 (53)
- Recovery of transport costs 15,094 15,235 (141)
- Recovery of advertising costs 2,455 4,194 (1,739)
- Recovery of sundry costs 2,773 2,682 91
- Compensation 1,705 2,331 (626)
- Contingent assets 0 7 (7)
- Licence rights and know-how
1,118 1,445 (327)
- Sponsorship 1,980 1,871 109
- Other income 6,473 13,696 (7,223)
Total other operating income 54,864 65,030 (10,166)

Other operating income decreased by €/000 10,166 compared to figures for the first half of 2011.
Operating grants mainly refer to government and EU funding for research projects. The grants are recognised in profit or loss, with reference to the amortisation of capitalised costs for which the grants were received.