Norbolsa | CaixaBank posted overall solid figures in the first half to 2016, particularly with regard to its net interest margin.
Norbolsa | Bankia’s (BKIA) interest margin fell more than expected in the first half of 2016, but the lender’s ability to lower provisions and costs offset this to some extent.
Norbolsa | After a disappointing first quarter performance, BBVA’s second quarter 2016 results beat estimates, showing a good performance across the board.
Norbolsa | Santander’s first half 2016 results were overall positive, underpinned by a reduction in the cost of risk across most of the bank’s divisions and a good performance on the costs and commissions side.
Citi | ACS’ first half 2016 results were broadly in line with consensus estimates, although net income came in slightly lower at €388 million euros vs consensus of €411 million (-5%).
Citi | Tecnicas Reunidas (TRE) reported second quarter 2016 EBIT of €50 million vs consensus of €41 million (+20%), driven by higher revenues. Citi analysts flag that the operating margin of 4% was in-line with the company’s guidance, with the execution progressing as planned on all key projects.
BARCLAYS | While in large parts descriptive, Tecnicas’s recent analyst day highlighted the controls that the company has in place, the shock to the system as proved to be sub-optimal in Canada and the efforts put in place to ensure that these don’t repeat.
Danone is a French food and agriculture company, headquartered in Paris. It has four business divisions: (i) Fresh dairy products (49% ventas), (ii) Waters (23%), (iii) Early Life Nutrition(21%) and (iv) Medical Nutrition (7%).
Fernando Rodriguez | Spain’s small and midcap companies are weathering the Brexit storm better than the bigger stocks. Fund managers from Santander, Bankia and Gescooperativo explain their strategies: “In general, we believe the exposure of these companies to Brexit is limited due to their limited exposure to the UK in terms of sales.”
Isolux is a Spanish midcap which operates in the construction business and in the maintenance of large infrastructures in over 40 countries. It has been forced to reach an agreement with its principal creditors to avoid bankruptcy.