DIA

DIA loses -144.4 M€ Q119, showing deterioration in fundamental position of its business

Bankinter | DIA´s Q119 results show a very negative evolution in its business. The following stand out: income 1.6646 Bn € (-7.2%), EBITDA 12.4 M€ (-77.7%), EBIT -119.9 M€ (vs -6.1 M€ in Q118) and losses of -144.4 M€ (vs -16.2 M€ in Q118). On 26 April DIA had already published an advance of the preliminary results for Q119. It anticipated sales of 1.615/1.715 M€ vs 1.793 M€, an EBIT of -115/-125 M€ and net annual profits of -140/-150 M€.

 



DIA suffers 70% fall in sales so far this year

DIA Suffers 70% Fall In Sales So Far This Year: Take-Over More Likely After Profit Warning

The Board of the supermarket chain DIA has issued a profit warning because of the fall in the volume of sales and the increase in operating costs, which has caused it to revise its estimation of Ebitda for 2018 to between 350-400 million euros. This reduction of the forecast for 2018 does not include the potential impact of hyperinflation in Argentina, a country which accounts for 15% of sales.



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Today’s market chatter in Spain: Itinere, Abengoa, Inditex, and much more

MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | Spanish Ibex 35 welcomes the week over 10,500 points. “Ukraine showdown and macro numbers will hatch investors’ attention,” Link experts point out. Bankia analysts “see the positive influence of Chinese government statement about share, bond and raw material markets supporting measures. Markets also await remaining corporate results and European countries inflation.” Last week’s Mr Draghi’s words were crucial to stop euro appreciation- the currency is likely to keep going down.


Market chatter: Repsol, Gas Natural and much more

MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | Repsol could sell its 30% participation in Gas Natural before the summer. 20 % of it would go for sovereign wealth funds (yet unidentified) and 10 % through quick placement of shares. RENTA 4 believes the company will monetize the operation if other worthy investment opportunities are identified. SABADELL finds the move logical within negotiations with La Caixa (which controlls 1/3 of Repsol’s capital). ACF highlights that Gas Natural shares are turning out very profitable in dividend for Repsol (4.5%), making this sale not that attractive for that firm.