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Norsk Hydro is an aluminium group based in Norway. Co. is engaged in the supply of aluminium and aluminium products. Co. supplies casthouse products, such as extrusion ingots, sheet ingots and foundry alloys. Co's customers are active in sectors such as the packaging, lithographic, building, automotive and transport sectors. In addition, Co. is engaged in the production of power in Norway. Its business is divided into six operating segments: Bauxite & Alumina, Primary Metal, Metal Markets, Rolled Products, and Energy and Other and Eliminations.
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Our bottom-up analysis suggests supply growth (excluding China) will outpace demand growth in 2020, before a recovery in 2021. We have lowered our 2019–2020e aluminium prices to USD1,750–1,850/mt, putting us 8–9% below consensus; however, we remain 16–19% above on 2020–2021e EBIT for Norsk Hydro, with the market looking far too bearish on costs. Trading at a deep discount to our SOTP and with potential positive catalysts ahead, we reiterate our BUY but have cut our target price to NOK42 (44).
The independent financial analyst theScreener just awarded an improved star rating to NORSK HYDRO ASA (NO), active in the Aluminium industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title receives an improved star rating and now shows 4 out of 4 possible stars. With regard to its market behaviour, it remains unchanged and can be qualified as risky. theScreener considers that these elements allow slightly upgrading its rating to Neutral. As of the analysis date September 10, 2019, the closing price was NOK 33.12 and its expected value was estimated at NOK 29.16.
On 9 May 2019, the Company issued convertible bonds for a total principal amount of EUR 150 million. The sole agenda item relates to the proposed approval and ratification, in accordance with Article 556 of the Belgian Companies Code, of conditions of the convertible bonds in case of a change of control. These are standard provisions and they are in line with the market practice. Hence, we see no reason for shareholder concern and recommend to approve.
General: Hella is a leading automotive supplier with over 125 locations in some 35 countries. In financial year 2018/2019, the Company generated sales of EUR 7.0bn with around 39,000 employees. Hella specialises in innovative lighting systems and vehicle electronics in its segments Automotive and Aftermarket. Furthermore, in its Special Applications segment, Hella develops, manufactures and sells lighting and electronic products for specialist vehicles. As of 31 May 2019, a total of 60.00% of the Company's shares were covered by a pool agreement of family shareholders. A total of 62 members o...
In general, NN Group is in compliance with the Dutch regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Extraordinary General Meeting. On August 12, 2019, the Company announced that Mr. Lard Friese stepped down as CEO of the Company to become the new CEO of Dutch competitor Aegon. ECGS notes that the sole agenda item of this EGM (ITEM 2) concerns the intended appointment of Mr. David Knibbe as CEO and member of the executive board of NN Group. According to Dutch law and the Company's Articles of Association, shareholders are NOT entitled to vote on such agenda item; it is a discus...
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