Applus+ has reiterated its 2017 targets for maintaining revenues and operating margin in line with 2016 figures, with a significant decrease in gearing expected. Its 9 months 2017 results show the continued pressure on the 0il & gas industry.
Hochtief has launched a €18.76 cash or share offer on Abertis, raising speculation around a potential price war between Atlantia and Hochtief.
Renta 4 | Gestamp is a direct supplier for the main global light vehicle manufacturers. It makes the key components of any car: bodywork, chassis and mechanisms. It’s one of the few suppliers with global capacity and has a market share of around 15%.
The next few years should be good ones for CAF due to the sector’s positive situation and the company’s excellent positioning.
On Wednesday September 6, Renfe will submit a bid to develop what will be the first AVE train in the US, running between Los Ángeles and San Francisco in California. The bid fits in with the company’s internationalisation strategy.
Carax Alphavalue |After earning the unhappy reputation of being the protagonist in Spain’s biggest ever bankruptcy case, engineering and renewable energy company Abengoa could be worth taking another look as a summer investment bet – albeit a high risk one.
Analysts at Julius Baer think it is “comforting” to see that the bond market is efficient. In other words, they say that for German bond investors it is basically the same whether they invest in negative- yielding German Bunds or buy US bonds and pay for the hedging of the currency risk.
Iberdrola’s stock had a good performance this year despite the difficult conditions faced by the group in two of its main markets (the UK and Spain). The negative effect was mainly on the generation and supply side as earnings in this segment decreased by 32%: the UK’s earnings contracted by 75% and the Spanish by 19%. As pointed by Carax- Alphavalue “this was due to lower plant operations (load factor) with contracting margins added to low hydro production and higher transmission costs
Norbolsa | We consider the acquisition just announced by Vidrala in Portugal as attractive: a factory with high margins and with potential synergies given its proximity to Gallo; a purchase made at attractive prices and which will be immeditely EPS accretive.
AlphaValue’s experts are worried about the lack of stocks in the Stoxx600 universe that match the requirement of “post Uber” business models: ones where capital intensity is light, where green is more than a buzzword and where businesses can bank on forever free money. As they comment “somehow, the revamped Siemens fits the bill”. Why?