Cellnex buys 100% of Portuguese company NOS’ tower operator. The transaction involves nearly 2,000 sites, with an initial investment of around 375 million euros. But Cellnex has agreed to earmark a further 175 million euros to expand the perimeter by up to 400 more towers over a period of 6 years.
CdM | Today CELLNEX presented its 2019 results, with a 40% reduction of its losses, reported at 9 million euros. CELLNEX increased its revenue to more than 1 billion (EUR 1.035 billion), which is a 15% year-on-year improvement.
Cellnex has reached an agreement with El Corte Inglés to acquire the exploitation rights for over 400 phone antennas installed by the Spanish distribution group on the roofs of more than a 100 of its centres. The final price is close to 70 million euros, which could be increased if certain financial objectives are met.
Cellnex has reached an agreement with Orange Spain to acquire a portfolio of 1,500 telecommunications sites, which means 11% of the current Cellnex portfolio in Spain, and 4% of the total portfolio of towers and antennas located in urban, suburban and rural areas. The operation involves an overall investment of € 260 M. The acquisition will be financed through available cash.
The firm reported revenues up 13% and EBITDA up 13% in first nine months of 2019.
Santander Corporate &Investment | We have adjusted our estimates (including its recent acquisition of Cignal in our forecasts). Nevertheless, the main novelty is the modification of our suppositions on the cost of capital to take into account the current interest rate scenario.
Renta4 | Cellnex announced an issue of senior bonds convertible into shares of 700 Mn€, extendible to an additional 150 Mn€. It will be exclusive for institutional investors, will mature on 5 July 2028 with a coupon of 0.5% and a repurchase value on maturing of between 103.74% and 108.58%, which means a performance at maturity between 0.9% and 1.4%, below the average current price of the company of 2.2%.
Spanish Cellnex Telecom has presented its 20191Q results. Revenue amounted to € 241 million (+11%) and EBITDA was € 159 million (+11%). The net result closed neutral at € 0 million compared to losses of 37 million in the first quarter of 2018, according to the firm.
Santander Corporate & Investment | We continue to like Cellnex´s long term history (Objective Price for December 2018 of €27.30/share, based only on the current scope), but the potential value of future corporate transactions will begin to be reflects in its listing. Maintain.
Renta4 | Cellnex (CLNX) has contracted Goldman Sachs for the acquisition of a holding in the French company TDF. The news limits the posible holding to 60%, in a company in which Brookfield, which holds 45%, has announced the sale of its holding.