Alphavalue | Even if the battle between Chevron and Occidental for Anadarko serves to remind us that financial discipline and oil and gas rarely go together, it remains far from its 2014 heights. The companies integrated in Tecnicas Reunidas have drastically restructures their cost basis in the last five years, to the consternation of the oil services sector.
Tecnicas Reunidas has announced it has secured the tenders for three contracts at the close of 2018 for around 1 billion dollars (870 million euros). The new tenders are the most positive aspect in recent months. In the middle of November a new contract was also announced for 1.27 billion euros.
Spanish fund manager, Francisco García Paramés, has recently proved he is able to see value in stocks which the market has not looked at very closely, or has simply undervalued. There are two Portuguese stocks, Correios and EDP, in his Iberian Fund.
Citi | Tecnicas Reunidas (TRE) reported second quarter 2016 EBIT of €50 million vs consensus of €41 million (+20%), driven by higher revenues. Citi analysts flag that the operating margin of 4% was in-line with the company’s guidance, with the execution progressing as planned on all key projects.
BARCLAYS | While in large parts descriptive, Tecnicas’s recent analyst day highlighted the controls that the company has in place, the shock to the system as proved to be sub-optimal in Canada and the efforts put in place to ensure that these don’t repeat.
MADRID | The Corner | Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) of Malaysia has awarded to Técnicas Reunidas a contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) of all hydrotreating units, interconnections and torch of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development Project (RAPID) in Pengerang.
MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | Feel like investing in Spanish real estate? It’s apparently the time, according to Bankinter analysts, as European prices continue their upwards trend, financing costs are low and we see price recovery signs in big cities like Madrid and Barcelona. They suggest direct investment assets with a horizon beyond 3-5 years. Also, the EU announced on Monday that the Eurozone’s GDP will grow by 1.2% this year and by 1.7% in 2015. As for Spain, Brussels is less optimistic than the Spanish government in its forecast.
MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | Caixabank’s net profit dropped by 54.6% to €152M in the first quarter. Analysts highlight the positive impact of integrating Banco de Valencia and Banca Cívica. Spain’s third biggest bank by market value improved its margins and reduced its NPL rate for the first time since the crisis started.
MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | Moderate falls on European stock markets today as they assimilate this ‘hawkish’ message from the Fed. In Spain, another operation adds to Prisa’s restructuring of its debt burden of over 3 billion euros.
MADRID | The value of the contract for TR will be above 1,100 million US dollars and will have an execution period of 49 months until the commissioning of all the units.