Alphavalue | A third of Spanish telco Telefonica’s board has bought shares since the fall of August. The investment is around € 26 million, led by Francisco Riberas. Pallete, Echenique, García Blanco, Vilá and Carvajal have also acquired titles.
Telefónica’s decision to reduce its reliance on Huawei is in line with the company’s strategy to have several different providers for the equipment for its 5G networks, which is expected to be widely deployed by 2022.
Renta 4 | We made a change in the Portfolio letting Telefónica (TEF) go, and MásMóvil (MAS) in, since the second has a much higher revaluation potential supported by its greater growth, double digit in revenue and expanding its operating margins, estimating that it will continue to be the operator with the highest share in the coming years.
Renta 4 | Telefonica shares hit their lowest level in August since 2006, since when they have recovered more than +10%. We see that investors have turned their back on the operator, disappointed by a business evolution which has not improved at an operational level and lacking confidence in a significant and sustained improvement in the future.
Renta 4 | Telefonica´s Council decided to propose a new plan of incentivised redundancies in terms similar to those already discussed in the market. Telefonica has provisioned 1.6 Bn€ to finance the redundancy of some 3,000 workers.
The four mobile operators in Germany have signed a declaration of intentions with the government and local authorities to roll out the LTE network at national level. Telefonica Germany will construct 333 new mobile installations by the end of 2021. As compensation, the government has committed itself to improve the method of payment for the 5G licences auctioned in June.
Banc Sabadell | Telefonica (TEF) confirmed last week the sale of its subsidiary in Nicaragua for 390 M€ and so completes the sale of all its activities in Central America for a total of 2.052 M$/reduction of debt by 1.4 M€ (7.4x OIBDA 2018 vs our valuation of 6/7x for all the subsidiaries). The Spanish telco will reduce its net financial debt by 1% with this operation.
Alphavalue | Telefonica´s poor figures for Q119 traded with falls of 31%. Sales of 11.98 Bn€ › 11.81 Bn€ estimated by the consensus. Our analysts highlight that the operator improved income in all the geographic areas where it is present, especially in Spain and Brazil, its two main markets.
Renta 4 | The results have exceeded forecasts for income (+1% vs R4e and consensus) and have missed those of the consensus for EBITDA excluding the impact of IFRS 16 (+414 M€) and extraordinary payments (+120 M€ vs +100M€ foreseen) by -3%, while remaining slightly above ours (+0.5%).
Link Securities | Telefónica has invested 1.0063 billion euros in the 19 March auction of new radioelectric frequencies in Germany, according to information facilitated by Germany´s Federal Networks Agency, while awaiting official confirmation.