Merlin Posts Solid Results in First Semester of 2019

3 August 2019

Merlin Properties announced an operating profit of €157.2 million in the first semester of 2019, an increase of 11.6%, along with net profits of 262 million euros. The socimi had revenues of €265.2 million, an increase of 7.3%, while Ebitda reached €210.4 million, an increase of 7.4%.

Receipts from Merlin’s office business increased by 8.3% due to a rise in employment and renovations carried out by the firm on its properties. Merlin also leased a total of 8,487 m2 in the Torre Chamartín, bringing occupancy to 83%.

The socimi’s shopping centre revenues rose by 3.9%, as the total occupancy rate grew to 92.6%. Income from logistics assets rose by 6.2%, as occupancy held steady at 95.7%.

Original Story: Cinco Dias – Manu Granda

Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner

Neinor Homes Posts €12.4-Million Profit in First Six Months of 2019

28 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner

Neinor Homes, the developer led by Borja Egotxeaga, closed out the first semester of 2019 with 12.4 million euros in net profits, well above its loss of 8.2 million euros during the first six months of last year. The firm’s revenues doubled, year-on-year, in the period to 161.8 million euros. 85% of its turnover came from its operations as a developer.

Neinor increased its gross margins by 82.1% year-on-year, while, at the same time, reducing its expenses to €22.9 million this year.

The developer delivered 379 homes in the semester, 32% of its target for the year. On the other hand, the company’s NAV fell to €1.325 billion.

Original Story: Eje Prime