Renta4 | We forecast that the weakness in packaging which has been seen all year will continue, despite the better performance than last year, especially in Europe and Asia (substitution effect) and with African swine fever in China as the main focus of uncertainty for the following quarters.
Renta 4 | Due to a more adverse market environment than initially anticipated and the increased competitive pressure in Southeast Asia and Europe, VIS revised downwards its 2019 guidance, slightly in revenue (-1%) and more markedly in recurring EBITDA ( -7%) and recurring net profit (-18%). The new estimates consider an increase in sales + 5 / + 7% and recurring EBITDA + 2 / + 5% and a fall in recurring net profit -6 / -12%.
Viscofan has published sales data for Q119. Sales income grew 7% compared to Q118. This figure has not surprised us, although we recognise that without more details it is difficult to evaluate fully Viscofan´s income performance in Q119, analysts at Santander point out.
Viscofan, the Spanish manufacturer and distributor of casings for meat products, has announced the acquisition of 100% of Transform Pack Inc from a group of private investors and the province of New Brunswick (Canada) for $2 million in cash.
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.