equity reports

Can Repsol Be “Small & Beautiful?

Carax-Alphavalue | Amongst integrated oil companies, Repsol (Add, Spain) is one of the smallest with a €19bn market cap despite its latest acquisition (Talisman) doubling its size (production seen at 725kbpd by 2020 from 355kbpd in 2014).

Spanish Small & MidCaps: Alantra (Formerly N+1)

Diego Salvador (Gesconsult) | N+1 is a financial institution focusing on two business areas: advising on mergers and acquisitions and the management of a venture capital firm. The company is developing a very successful franchise thanks to the purchase of “boutique” investment banks in the US, as well as in countries like Germany, Austria and Japan in the near future. We are confident that it can continue to expand their business inorganically with continued acquisitions in attractive countries like the US.

Negative Rates Here, Increased Demand Over There

UBS | The recent fixed income sell -off has seen the proportion of developed market sovereign bonds trading in negative yielding territory drop to 34%. This compares to 40% at the end of June. Still, 34% is more than twice the level observed at the end of 2015.

DS Smith has lodged a bid for Spanish paper and packaging company Europac

Spanish Small & MidCaps: Europac

Alfonso de Gregorio (Gesconsult) | Europac is a company which is involved in all sectors related to the paper and packaging industry. It’s a highly cyclical company trading at a 10% discount versus the average for the sector, both in terms of PER and EV/EBITDA.