Morgan Stanley | We lower profit estimates for Spanish banks at an average 4.6-5% for 2020-2021 given the sensitivity of these to a further flattening of the rate curve as a result of a more dovish ECB.
Banca March | The ECB announced other limitations on liquidity that will make it difficult for peripheral banks to access the new TLTRO III.
Nuria Álvarez (Renta 4) | Banco Sabadell´s Q119 results showed how the increase in volumes had allowed it to moderate the deterioration in the margin of interests. We come to an objective price of 1.56€/share. Overweight.
Bankinter | The rate of Spanish banks´non-performing loans fell in March to 5.73% (-1.07 pp m/m), the lowest level since 2010. It is good news for the sector, which confirms the improvement in the credit quality indices observed in recent years. Bad debt is therefore distancing itself from the highs of 2013 when it reached 13.61% in the middle of the economic crisis in various Eurozone countries.
Morgan Stanley | Alvaro Serrano upgrades his recommendation for Banco Sabadell (SAB) to Overweight and the objective price from 1.10 to 2.35 euros. Sabadell has performed 10% worse than the sector YTD and Alvaro thinks that there is greater visibility in both profits and capital, which should provoke an increase in value.
Bankinter | Bankia has presented its first quarter results (Q12019). We highlight the principal figures compared to the consensus: Interest margins: 526 M€ (-4,7% vs 502 M€ expected); Gross margin: 813 M€ (-13,3%; vs 814 M€ expected); Operational margin: 357 M€ (-16,6%; vs 355 M€ esperado); Annual net profit: 205 M€ (-10,8% vs -40 M€ in Q4 18 vs 196M€ expected).
Banco Santander revealed its 1Q19 numbers. Intermediation margin (NII or margin of interest) € 8.68 + 3% yoy <€ 8.75 bn € e cons. Attributed net profit is 1.84 bn € -10.41% yoy against the 1.83 bn € estimated by the consensus, after a net charge of € 108 M for restructuring costs in the United Kingdom and Poland and assets sale. Ordinary profit has grown in seven of its ten main markets.
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.
Link Securities | CaixaBank has announced that the Bank of Spain has notified it formally of its minimum level of eligible assets (MREL), as has been determined by the Single Resolution Unit (JUR, in Spanish).
Bankinter | The investment funds managed by Deutsche Bank Asset Management (DWS) have increased their exposure to Banco Santander (SAN). It is good news as it demonstrates the interest of international investors in the Spanish bank at its actual prices.