Pescanova facilities on Beiramar Avenue, in Vigo. (Photo: HombreDHojalata - CC BY-SA 3.0)
Pescanova shares still inhibited, after filing a tendering process
Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 01:20 (GMT + 9)
Pescanova shares remain inhibited, after going public again for a short time on Monday, following the cancellation of the temporary suspension of the stock market quotation of the securities, which had been imposed by the National Securities of the Market Commission (CNMV) .
On Friday, the CNMV argued that it had taken the decision to cancel Pescanova share quotation "for unusual circumstances that could disrupt the normal course of operations on the value," after Pescanova Board of Directors decided not to perform the annual accounts of 2012 given the possibility of presenting bankruptcy proceedings, the newspaper La Voz de Galicia reported.
On Thursday, the Galician multinational firm requested CNMV to assess "whether to provisionally cancel the share quotation," the agency Europa Press reported.
After an auction period which lasted just half an hour, in the volatility auction before its full price the Spanish canning firm’s securities recorded a drop of 20 per cent, after being settled at USD 17.40 on Thursday, EFE agency reported.
The company is going through a difficult financial situation, so last Friday it filed a tendering process in an attempt to renegotiate the debt with banks.
The liabilities of the group have been estimated at around EUR 1,600 million while at the end of September 2012 it amounted to EUR 1,522 million.
The creditors of the receivership are Sabadell-CAM, with approximately EUR 200 million; NCG, with EUR 150 million; La Caixa, with EUR 150 million; Popular, with EUR 100 million; Santander, with EUR 80 million; Bankia, with EUR 75 million; Unicaja with EUR 60 million; Caixa Geral, with EUR 50 million; and Liberbank, with EUR 45 million.
Between January and September 2012, the company's turnover rose by 8.9 per cent, reaching EUR 1,149 million, and the international business grew by 14 per cent.
Meanwhile, sales in the domestic market rose 2.8 per cent "as a result of the strong presence of the group in the seafood sector," the newspaper El País reported.
In June 2012 Acuinova Chile, a Chilean subsidiary of Pescanova, at the Securities and Insurance Superintendency presented its intention for 49 per cent of the firm to go public, but the requirement of the pre-bankruptcy proceedings completely halted the company's aspiration.
Acuinova hoped to obtain EUR 46 million at the market with the issuance of more than half a million of shares to "finance the development plan for the coming years, which includes capital expenditures for setting new feedlots in seawater" in plants that it has in Aysén and in Magallanes, newspaper Faro de Vigo reported.
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By Analia Murias