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CZGB Auction Preview,Fixed Income: Second Eurobond auction of this year

5/17/2022 5:05 PM

Issuance activity: Tomorrow, MinFin is scheduled to auction EUR200mil of 2y euro denominated zero-coupon bonds. After first emission of these bonds in April MinFin therefore aims to reduce borrowing costs as euro bonds market offers substantially lower yields. In addition to that, the demand for Czech Eurobonds has been recently supported by the involvement of the Central Securities Depository of Czech Republic in the European clearing system operated by the central banks of the euro area countries. This subsequently allowed Czech euro bonds to be classified as eligible assets in Eurosystem credit operations. Besides the primary market auction, MinFin also increased its activity on the secondary market planning to sell the total amount of CZK1.8bn 4y 6% CZGB in the next two days (CZK4.0bn in total this week). Given the activity of MinFin on the secondary market, start-2022 retail bonds issuance and primary auctions, we believe 36,5% this year’s financing needs will have been covered already including tomorrow’s auction.

Autor: Jaromír Gec Show more

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Company analysis: Kofola (Buy, TP = CZK381): The record figures will continue to grow

5/12/2022 11:39 AM

Recommendation: We issue a Buy rating and target price of CZK381 for soft drinks producer Kofola CeskoSlovensko (the recommendation and target price were in revision). Kofola is one of the main players on the nonalcoholic beverages market in Central and Eastern Europe. The company’s portfolio primarily relies on carbonated drinks and mineral waters. The pandemic and related restrictive measures have had a significant impact on Kofola’s results, especially in the HoReCa sector. The company’s numbers have recovered to pre-pandemic levels, and we believe there is still a significant upside. We expect all three segments (CzechoSlovakia, Adriatic region and Fresh&Herbs) to organically grow in the future. Moreover, another avenue is presented in the M&A where Kofola is fairly active.

Autor: Bohumil Trampota,Kevin Tran Nguyen Show more