CaixaBank joins the list of more preferred financial entities for next 3-6 months

Morgan Stanley | Global financial institutions. We revise our order of preference. This list represents the stocks where there is greater conviction at a global level with a time frame of 3-6 months. We periodically revise this list to make it more dynamic and reflect the changes in vision and market conditions. Today we are incorporating Caixabank to that list (we are 10% above consensus and there is a risk…


CaixaBank Records Q1 Attributable Profit Of EUR 707 Million, Up 21.9%

The growth was underpinned by the bank’s business in loans and long-term savings products and lower expenses due to synergies from the merger with Bankia. This led to a rise in operating profit (+5.4%), and a reduction in loan-loss provisions (-23.2%) and other provisions (-37.7%). The NPL ratio declined to 3.5% in the fourth quarter and the coverage ratio rose to 65%, following the fall of EUR 272 million in…

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CaixaBank Earns €4.801 Billion Through September Thanks To Merger With Bankia

Excluding the effect of the merger, Caixabank recorded an adjusted profit of €2.022 billion in the year to September, due to commercial activity and lower provisions, compared to €726 million a year ago. According to Norbolsa analysts, “Caixabank’s results are better than expected at the bottom line (+23.1% vs. estimate) mainly due to a very low cost of risk in the quarter (18 b.p. vs. 45 b.p. e). Apart from…


Caixabank, Unions Reach An Agreement: There Will Be 6,452 Departures, 15% Of The Workforce

Caixabank (CABK) has finally reached an agreement with the unions to carry out an adjustment plan of 6,452 employees, equivalent to 15% of the workforce, after reducing the initial proposal by 1,839 people (22%). The departures are expected to take place between November this year and March 2022. And all of them will be voluntary. According to analysts, the associated impact on the profit and loss account is estimated at…


The Restructuring Of Caixabank Could Lead To The Largest Redundancy Scheme In The History Of Spanish Banking Sector

The Catalan bank has informed the trade unions of the adjustment resulting from the merger with Bankia. The plan, in principle, includes the lay-off of 8,291 workers, 18% of the group’s workforce in our country, although the final figure could be lower depending on the negotiations that began last week. Until now, the most significant restructuring plan in the Spanish financial industry was carried out by Bankia in 2013 and affected 4,500 workers.


CaixaBank: 1 or 2 year profit outlook weighs on performance

Alphavalue | The ECB´s reflationary strategy has caused doubts among investors about the business plans of Spanish banks, in particular Caixabank, articulated in terms of the improvement in the net interest margin over the expected future rise in interest rates (which, incidentally, we do not expect any time soon).

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Spanish Equity Funds Lost $229 M Up To October 4

Until the tense situation in the country is resolved, we believe the Spanish stock market will continue to suffer more than its European peers. As an example of this, in the week up until October 4, Spanish equity funds lost $229 million, according to market data firm EPFR.

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Investors see CaixaBank and Sabadell’s move as a “wake-up call” for Catalonia

Link Securities | Despite the ongoing uncertainty in the wake of last Sunday’s referendum in Catalonia, investors returned to the Spanish markets yesterday, buying up both equities and bonds. The main driver behind this renewed interest is the decision by top Catalan banks, Sabadell and Caixabank, to move their headquarters away from their home base.