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.
Banc Sabadell | Telefonica will decide in the coming days between the binding and final offers it has on the table, namely Digital Realty, Equinix and Brookfield’s. The price would be around 500/600 million euros. The Spanish tech company has 23 data centers in 9 countries.
Renta 4 | Telefónica has announced the result of the repurchase of the 2 hybrid bonds which it issued on 5 March. The nominal aggregate value which Telefónica will accept to purchase the bonds has reached 934.7 million euros, of which 586.5 million euros corresponds to the bond with maturity in December 2019 and 348.2 million euros with maturity in March 2020.
The operator may have opted for dividing its assets in the region to facilitate their sale. Specifically, America Movil would be interested in the subsidiaries in El Salvador and Guatemala, and both Millicom and AT&T in the rest (Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama).