Link Securities | Ence (ENC) presented its first quarter results (Q12019). The firm achieved business of 195.6 M€ in Q12019, which is in line with the previous year (-0.3%), principally sustained by the increase of income from energy (+17.7%), which compensated the fall in income from cellulose (-4.0%).
The fourth quarter of 2018 has been penalised by lower cellulose process. Analysts at Santander foresee a recovery in the first quarter of 2019. As the new Ibex35 member Ence is listed at an EV/Ebitda rating for 2019 of around 4.5X (compared to 6.5X in the middle of the cycle) remains a solid investment.
The collapse of DIA in the last three months has put an end to its adventure in the Spanish stock market, where it began to be listed in 2011. From Monday, Ence Energia and Celulosa is replacing the supermarket chain in the Ibex 35.
MADRID | “This public-private partnership (PPP) between the European Commission and the BIC consortium will boost growth and employment in Europe,” Ence said.