Neinor Reports Profits of €90M, Exceeding its Own Forecast by 30%

9 January 2020 – El Confidencial

Nine months after issuing a profit warning, announcing a new roadmap and appointing a new CEO (Borja García-Egotxeaga (pictured below)), Neinor has reported profits of €90 million, up by 30% compared to the revised forecasts of €70 million.

The property developer handed over 1,269 finished homes last year, within its forecast range of between 1,200 and 1,700, and has another 200 ready to hand over this year. It plans to hand over half of those this month (January) and the rest during the course of the year, depending on its margins.

2020 is going to be a critical year given the looming change in the economic cycle, with stabilisation expected in terms of sales and prices. In 2018, prices rose by 8%; in 2019, they increased by 6-7%; and in 2020, the firm’s objective is to sell 1,700 homes and achieve a price increase of 3.5-4%. Thanks to these rises, the group’s margin amounted to 30% at the end of 2019.

By contrast, Neinor has not managed to fulfil its land purchase plan to date, although it expects to achieve its ambitious forecasts for 2020 when it aims to invest €110 million in total.

The property developer’s two largest shareholders, Orion (28%) and Adar are both keen to support the growth of the company and benefit from the consequent recovery of its share price.

Original story: El Confidencial (by Ruth Ugalde)

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

Neinor’s Share Price Drops by 16% As the Market Reacts to its New Strategic Plan

9 April 2019 – La Vanguardia

The share price of Neinor Homes decreased by more than 16.3% after the change in CEO and a new more conservative strategic plan was announced on Monday.

As such, Neinor’s share price has plummeted by more than 30% since the start of the year and is currently trading at around €9 per share.

The company has appointed Borja García-Egotxeaga as its new CEO, following the resignation of Juan Velayos, who will continue as a senior advisor to the property developer.

Original story: La Vanguardia

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake

Neinor Revises its Profit Forecast for 2019 Down by 50%

9 April 2019 – Expansión

Neinor has a new CEO and is revising down its profit and construction forecasts. Borja García-Egotxeaga (pictured below), Operations Director at the property developer until now, will take over from Juan Velayos, and will oversee a new-look strategic plan.

The revised forecasts involve the firm delivering between 1,200 and 1,700 homes in 2019, compared with the 2,000 units initially planned, and achieving an EBITDA of €70 million, down by 53% compared to the initial projection of €150 million.

Neinor has also cut its forecasts for 2020, with a revised EBITDA of €100 million for next year compared with the initial forecast of €300 million, as well as new home deliveries of between 1,700 and 2,400 units, down from 4,000.

The company underlined its intention to remunerate its shareholders with dividend distributions of €200 million until 2022 and to repurchase up to €100 million in shares to offset the decrease in its share price.

Original story: Expansión (by Rebeca Arroyo)

Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake