Intermoney | Sacyr (Buy, Target Price 3,4 euros/share) has won the concession to improve and finish a dual carriageway running between the Colombian municipalities of Buga and Buenaventura, according to the daily Cinco Dias. The investment will be 900 million euros. The length of the new stretch of road is 128 km, and it will be complemented with other works and maintenance jobs on other roads, for a total of 244…
The National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC) has fined six of Spain’s leading construction companies 203.6 million euros for having altered thousands of public tenders for building and civil works infrastructure contracts over 25 years. The companies penalised are Acciona, Dragados, FCC, Ferrovial, OHLA and Sacyr. According to the CNMC, between 1992 and April 2017, the construction companies met weekly to analyse tenders for works carried out by the various…
The construction company Sacyr – which hopes to return to the selective Ibex 35 on the 9th – has sold its stake in Repsol 16 years after its entry. At that time, the Sacyr Group invested over 6 billion euros in 20% of the capital, at an average price of 26.71 euros. According to the company, the sale operation has been possible thanks to the increase in the price of…
Norges Bank has raised its stake in Sacyr to 3.56% from the 2.9% it currently held, once again exceeding 3 pct of the construction and concessions group’s capital. The move coincided with the group’s decision to refocus its strategy on expanding its concession business outside Spain.
The Miami Court of Arbitration delivered the sentence on Wednesday which obliges the consortium GUPC, in which Sacyr holds 41%, to returns the advances of 489 M€ which the Panama Canal Authority paid to start the work on the third set of locks.
Newcomer to the stock exchange, Cellnex (a subsidiary of Abertis in the business of telecommunications networks) and oldtimer Viscofan (which manufactures cellulose wrapping for the food sector) will substitute two new generation construction companies (Sacyr and OHL). Both of these firms are controlled either by families or professionals.
After straightening out the disputes with the Panamanian authorities over the costs related to the Canal works, Sacyr will finally inaugurate it in June. Board member Juan Maria Aguirre points out that the company has succeeded in overcoming the property crash and has drastically reduced its debt levels. Now it has to contend with the unexpected consequences of having an 8.5% stake in Repsol after the oil price bubble burst.
F. Barciela / F.G. Ljubetic | The bios about Carlos Slim, the third richest man in the world according to Forbes, are very clear about the origins of his fortune. He made the most of his money during the peso crisis by acquiring several blocks of shares in the biggest Mexican companies at a bargain prices. This is how he will acquire FCC, one of the biggest Spanish construction firms, for just…7.6 euros per share.
MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | Spanish Ibex 35 welcomes the week over 10,500 points. “Ukraine showdown and macro numbers will hatch investors’ attention,” Link experts point out. Bankia analysts “see the positive influence of Chinese government statement about share, bond and raw material markets supporting measures. Markets also await remaining corporate results and European countries inflation.” Last week’s Mr Draghi’s words were crucial to stop euro appreciation- the currency is likely to keep going down.
MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | Almirall, Campofrío and Sacyr are the most recommended values in the Spanish market, according the market consensus. Repsol turned down the offer to renew its two seats in the YPF ‘s board on Tuesday, and fixed its eyes in Norway instead. Also, unemployment in Spain reportedly dropped by 111,565 people in April. “Although this means a turning point in the Spanish economic recovery, the country remains in the deep well,” The Corner senior analyst Fernando G. Urbaneja explains.