Cie Automotive will acquire 100% of the social capital of Somaschini S.p.A. The enterprise value is 79.6 million euros, equivalent to less than five times EBITDA for this year, and will be adjusted at closure of the deal depending on its indebtedness, as is usual in this type of operation.
At the close of Q12019 CIE signalled that it’s net financial debt has risen to 943.6 M€, which implies a NFD/EBITDA ratio of 1.74X. Positive news for the firm, as it has more funds to increase the loan and extend repayment to 2024.
Fernando Barciela | “In the 2008 crisis, the only car assembly industry where production expanded was in Spain. It’s only through crises that you find maximum efficiency. They are good for making everyone react and put every effort they can into improving the production chain. In fact, in CIE we are always going through some crisis or other,” explains Jesús María Herrera Barandiarán, CEO of CIE Automotive.
Cie Automotive, the Spanish company which specialises in producing components for the automobile sector, registered a 25.5% rise in net profit to 123 million euros in the nine months to September from a year earlier. Link Securities has calculated a new valuation for the company which at current prices offers a potential upside for CIE’s shares of over 7%.
Car production in Spain rose 26.7% in September, as the country’s automotive plants assembled about 9,000 vehicles per day, their highest production level since April 2008.
MADRID | By Julia Pastor | Car components company CIE Automotive will merge its forging plants in Spain and Lithuania with Indian group Mahindra. The resultant company will be named Mahindra CIE. This strategic alliance will enable CIE to double its current sales of €1.6 million.
The Spanish company’s Brazil division Autometal now owns 50 percent of Nanjing Forging, in which Donghua had a 96.75 percent stake. The joint venture deal cost Cie Automotive €17 million.