Santander Corporate & Research | On Friday, S&P changed their ratings for several of the mid-sized Spanish banks. On the one hand, the ratings agency revised its view on resolution strategies for the mid-sized lenders. It indicated that it now thinks the authorities’ preferred means of resolution for banks of this size is the sale of its entire activity. S&P indicates it “has gained visibility on this means of resolution…
Banca March | European banks have passed the stress tests with good marks. In Spain, the ratio is slightly below the average, at 8.95%. Of the four domestic institutions analyzed, only Bankinter with a ratio of 11.2% exceeded the European average. Santander’s ratio was 9.3% and BBVA’s was 8.7%. The worst performance was that of Banco Sabadell with a ratio of 6.5%, ahead only of Italy’s Monte dei Paschi and HSBC.
T.C. | Línea Directa Aseguradora (LDA) will finally be listed on the Spanish stock exchange on 29 April at a price of 1,317 euros per share, which means valuing the company at 1,434 million. Bankinter, the bank that owns the insurer, will hold 17.4% of the company and will give its shareholders one LDA share for each Bankinter share held on 28 April, the last day to take part in the operation.
Renta4 | Q119 results are below our estimates across the whole account: -3% in interest margins; -4% in gross profits; -2% in net margin for lower operational costs than expected and -4% in net profits. Compared to the consensus, slightly below in interest margins and gross profits (-1% in both cases), and 1% above in net margins and net profits.
Bankinter has been the first Spanish bank to publish its results. The bank´s shares have risen a modest 0.11% despite the good evolution of its business in the first nine months of the year. In this period profits increased by 7%, its ROE increased to 13.0 and its non- performing assets improved to 3.2%.
Bankinter analysts believe the markets are undervaluing the European Financial Sector. Expect average BPA for the sector as a whole to exceed 10% in 2018.
Bankinter, the best Spanish bank, amazed us with its spectacular results during the crisis and continues to do so now. It’s proof that things can be done with maximum prudence, security and moderation, without being pulled along by prevailing bubbles. Bankinter was always cautious about adventures. In the years prior to the eruption of the crisis it established the bases to prevent it from being carried away by what was a catastrophe.
MADRID | April 8, 2015 | By Sean Duffy | The takeover of BG by Royal Dutch Shell for £47 billion (€64.8 billion) could be the opening salvo in a race to hoover up energy firms, as oil giants look to take advantage of a liquidity glut by honing in on companies destabilised by the volatility on oil markets.
The Corner | April 1, 2015 | Public works contracts grew by €2.88 billion (25%) in 2015, bucking a negative trend that had been prevalent for the previous seven years.
MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | Bankinter, the Spanish bank with highest credit rating announced results under expectations, according to Santander. Analysts look optimistic on Spanish equities profitability and expect a 15% growth in Ibex 35. Spain walks on a firm and positive trend, points out Moody’s.