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Inditex: a resilient model, but increasing risks and lack of visibility are blocking the stock short-term despite comfortable multiples

Bankinter | Inditex’s 2021 results (closed at 31 January 2022) have not met expectations and the outlook is deteriorating. The model is showing resilience, with strong cash flow generation. However, forecasts for 2022 are getting complicated. On the revenues side: activites in Russia and Ukraine suspended (9% of stores), outbreaks of Covid-19 in China (5% of stores) and the deterioration in confidence and purchasing power of consumers in Europe and…

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Inditex: Record Sales With 11% Fewer Shops

Inditex’s (ITX) net profit for the first nine months of its fiscal year (1 February 2021 to 31 October 2021) rose 273% to 2.5 billion euros. In the watertight third quarter, the textile company said sales, profit before tax and net profit reached an all-time high. During the third quarter of 2021, sales growth at constant exchange rates progressively accelerated to 21% compared to the third quarter of 2020 and…

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Inditex, With €7 billion In Cash, To Resume Dividend (€0.7 Per Share)

Inditex earned 421 million euros in the first quarter of its fiscal year (1 February to 30 April) compared to a loss of 409 million euros a year earlier. The company’s sales were 4.942 billion euros, up 50% from 3.303 billion euros in the first quarter of 2020. Online sales at constant exchange rates grew by 67%. Key figures compared to Bloomberg consensus: Sales €4.942bn (+49.6%) vs €4.880bn (+47.7%) expected….

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Inditex Enters The Cosmetics Business With Zara Beauty

T.C. | The world leader in the textile sector, Inditex, today announced its foray into the world of cosmetics from Wednesday 12 May, with the launch of a new cosmetics line, Zara Beauty. It “will be integrated as another section and will be available online in all European markets, USA, Canada, China, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.” Later, it will be incorporated in all countries and have…


Zara, Banco Santander, The Only Spanish Brands Among The 100 Most Valuable

Zara and Santander are once again this year the only Spanish brands among the 100 most valuable in the world. That said, they are losing positions, according to a new edition of the ‘Best Global Brands’ report. This includes the 100 most valuable brands in the world, as well as the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic on brand value.Despite the drop in ranking, Zara continues to be the most valuable brand in its sector and Santander remains the most valuable bank in the Eurozone.

Spain is not just an exporting country, but also one which invests abroad

“Spain Is Not Just An Exporting Country, But An Investor Abroad”

Ana Fuentes/Carlos Díaz Güell | “We were a very poor country which in the last 40 years has made a spectacular transformation. Today there are over 150,000 companies which export regularly and have exported at least in the last three years”, explains Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros, High Commissioner for the Spain Brand (Marca España), and privileged observer of the economic reality in Spain and how its business class has evolved over the last few decades.


Greens’ accusation of Inditex’s alleged tax evasion may be a call for more fiscal transparency

The Green party lawmakers in the European parliament have accused the world’s biggest clothing retailer Inditex of avoiding paying at least 585 million euros in taxes between 2011 and 2014. According its report ‘Tax Shopping: Exploring Zara’s Tax Avoidance Business’, the fact that Inditex diverted bonus payments to the Netherlands has cost Spain some 218 million euros in uncollected tax revenues, Germany 25 million, Italy 57 million and France 78 million, amongst others.


Zara And Movistar Amongst The Top 100 Names In Terms Of Brand Value

Zara and Movistar are the only two Spanish companies which appear amongst the top 100 in the world in terms of their brand value, according to the ranking “Brandz Top 100” elaborated by consultancy firms Millward Brown and WPP. Google is top of the list, ahead of technology firm Apple.


Spanish Zara owner Inditex’s sells more, yet earns less

MADRID | The Corner | The world’s largest clothing retailer Inditex posted a net benefit of €928 million in the first fiscal semester (February 1 to July 31), 2.4% less than a year before due a strong euro, new store openings and renovation costs. And yet, it managed to incresase sales at its more than 6,400 stores rose 5.6 percent to €8.1 billion. The firm, which has outperformed many of its rivals during the economic crisis, will share a dividend of €0.242 euros on Nov 3.