Since the segregation process in Catalonia began, one got the feeling that it would be a serious risk to our country’s economic stability. Spain would pay a high price for the loss of its main economic region, which accounts for about 20% of GDP.
In Spain, there has been a kind of urban legend that IPOs don’t work and investors end up losing money. This has possibly been the case in the past, but not now. And perhaps this is because most of the current IPOs are almost exclusively aimed at institutional investors, so operations need to be more fine-tuned.
Spanish companies like Santander, Zara, Freixenet, ACS, Repsol, Roca, Iberdrola, Abertis, Telefónica, Melia or Ferrovial, to mention only a very few, are the companies which are behind this internationalisation of our country’s economy. Over the last few years, they have given a considerable boost to the Spanish economy’s presence across the globe.
José A. Santos (Patrivalor) | The value of the 60 Spanish companies listed on the stock market stood at 536.499 billion euros at end-July 2016, down 9.0% from end-2015, Patrivalor says.
The direct impact of the global slowdown in Spain is being offset by the positive indirect effects on private consumption. High GDP growth rates will be maintained in 2015 and 2016, but these will moderate progressively, with economic growth seen falling to 2.8% from 3.1% in 2015 as reported by Bank of Spain last week.
Electricity consumption by large and medium-sized companies grew by 2.5% in August from a year earlier.
April 27, 2015 | UBS | After a period of significant negative earnings growth Italy and Spain earnings show a strong rebound in 2015E. Italy is expected to grow at c. 18% and Spain is expected to yield c. 13% earnings growth.
MADRID | April 27, 2015 | By Fernando G. Urbaneja | At his own pace, without giving up to noisy external pressures, Repsol Chairman Antonio Brufau established an executive management model with a clear separation between the chairman of the Board and the executive team –entrusted to a CEO with full authority. That had been a claim of significant shareholders of the Spanish oil firm and some investment funds, although for different reasons.
The Corner | April 14, 2015 | At first sight the Spanish Ibex multiple does not seem particularly stressed (16.2 x PE 12 months forward with a premium of 15% against historical series). But analysts believe that it is actually being affected by optimistic earnings estimates, especially in the banking sector.