Renta4 | Aena has published the traffic statistics for Spanish airports in April, where we continue to see how it remains well above the annual forecast of +3.7%, being for the year so far at +6.1%.
Ángel Pérez Llamazares (Renta 4) | Caution due to risk factors/ catalysts in short medium term. We raise Aena’s stock O.P. to 150.3 euros.
Banc Sabadell | The regulator has announced that TCI will make an accelerated sale of 0.8% of AENA at an estimated price (according to Bloomberg) of 159.53 Euros/share (-2.2%).
Santander | The growth in passenger numbers registered at Zurich in November (6.0 % vs. 6.0% est), Aena (6.9% vs 6.5% est) and ADP (5.4% vs 4.8% est) was more or less in line with our estimations, while the traffic in Fraport (4.7% vs 6.5% est) and Heathrow (3.3% vs 0.2%) remained below.
For the first time in its history AENA has published its strategic plan and set out its forecasts for its results for the next two years. In the plan, three pillars mark the direction of the group in this period: commercial income, construction and foreign growth.
The Public Works Ministry has approved a plan to optimise the value of 2000 hectares of land around Aena’s airports. The sale of these lands should provide substantial capital gains and/or rental revenues in a favourable real estate cycle.
Aena has said that the airlines have increased their seating capacity in planes heading for Spanish airports this summer to 204,7 million, a rise of 8.7% from a year ago.
They say that governing is all about choosing (between what is bad and what is worse) and this government is once again facing a difficult decision: whether to lower AENA’s airport tariffs, thus benefiting Spain’s tourism industry which generates the most jobs, or do their own thing and make money. I say this because, obviously, the best way of making money is not to lower the tariffs AENA charges the airlines.
Up to what point is the lack of a government affecting Spain and its government? Spain’s Stock Market Regulator (the CNMV) now has no visible head. And the number of public sector jobs cannot be increased, nor AENA’s air fares. But perhaps this is due to other reasons which could have equally existed in a normal political situation.
BARCLAYS | Spanish airport operator AENA, the world’s largest by number of passengers, has reported a strong end to 2015 driven by a combination of strong passenger growth, tight control of opex and lower-than-expected financing charges. Aena’s IPO in 2015 was Spain’s biggest since the financial crisis.