Urbas’ Share Price Rises By 8% Boosted By H1 Results

19 September 2016 – Expansión

Urbas was one of the best performing companies on the stock market on Thursday. The share price of the real estate company, which has a strong presence in Madrid’s Corredor de Henares, rose by around 8% to €0.013 per share. The major catalyst for the increase was the fact that, during the first half of this year, the group left behind seven years of losses to record a consolidated net profit of €0.74 million.

The figure contrasts with losses of €4.7 million that it recorded in 2015. As at June, the net value of the group’s assets exceeded €415 million thanks to the reverse merger with Aldira Inversiones Inmobiliarias in 2015, which allowed it to strongly capitalise the company.

The strong increase in the share price of Urbas – which is constructing a hotel and resort in Cienfuegos (Cuba), which will consist of a marina, six golf courses, six 5-star hotels, three apart hotels, 1,500 villas and more than 3,000 apartments – is being accompanied by an unusual increase in trading volume.

More than 210 million shares have changed hands, a figure that significantly exceeds the average of just over 15 million during 2016.

Original story: Expansión

Translation: Carmel Drake

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