banco santander sa-spon adr (SAN) Key Developments
ANZ Confirms Sale Of Esanda Dealer Finance
May 4 15
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ASX:ANZ) has confirmed it intends to offload Esanda dealer finance unit, in an auction that may garner local and offshore interest and see the lender reap proceeds in the order of AUD 1.5 billion. ANZ said sale documents were due out later in May. The sale includes point-of-sale finance, bailment facilities and other Esanda-branded finance offered to vehicle dealers, ANZ said. First round bids are expected before the end of June 2015. Deutsche Bank is advising ANZ. ANZ said it "remains committed" to providing asset finance under the ANZ brand, with the auction to exclude the ANZ commercial broker, commercial asset finance or direct to consumer asset finance businesses. TPG Capital (Australia) Pty Ltd may opt to again join with Liberty Financial Pty Ltd to make a tilt for the Esanda division, while Macquarie Group Limited (ASX:MQG), Pepper Australia Pty Ltd, Bank of Queensland Ltd. (ASX:BOQ), ORIX Corporation (TSE:8591) and KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) are also expected to scour the sale documents. The sale is expected to pique the interest of global auto-finance companies including US giant Ally Bank Corp, Banco Santander, S.A. (CATS:SAN), and Japanese banks such as Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (TSE:8316) and Mitsubishi Corporation (TSE:8058).
Commerzbank Not Interested In Acquiring Postbank
Apr 30 15
Commerzbank AG (DB:CBK) is not interested in acquiring Deutsche Postbank AG (XTRA:DPB) from Deutsche Bank AG (DB:DBK). Deutsche Bank decided to sell Deutsche Postbank preferably through a stock market listing. The company has allegedly attracted interest from BNP Paribas SA (ENXTPA:BNP), Banco Santander, S.A. (CATS:SAN) and other Chinese lenders.
Banco Santander, S.A. Unveils New Dividend Policy for Fiscal 2015
Apr 28 15
Banco Santander, S.A. board unveiled a new dividend policy for fiscal 2015. Shareholders will get four dividends of EUR 0.05 per share, three of them payable in cash and one in stock or cash, as per individual choice.
Santander Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 2015
Apr 28 15
Santander reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net profit of EUR 1.72 billion, up from EUR 1.3 billion during the same period last year. The improvements in profits are a result of an increase in basic revenue of 13%, a change that is two points greater than costs, which grew 11%. Net operating income stood at EUR 6,067 million, with growth of 15%. Net interest income was EUR 8,038 million against EUR 6,992 million last year. Profit before taxes was EUR 2,990 million against EUR 2,149 million last year. Attributable profit to the group was EUR 1,717 million against EUR 1,303 million last year. EPS was EUR 0.121 against EUR 0.113 last year. ROE was 7.6% against 0.113% last year. ROTE was 11.5% against 10.4% last year. ROA was 0.6% against 0.5% last year. RORWA was 1.4% against 1.2% last year. Book value was EUR 6.55 against EUR 6.24 last year.
Banco Santander, S.A. to Report Q1, 2015 Results on Apr 28, 2015
Apr 11 15
Banco Santander, S.A. announced that they will report Q1, 2015 results on Apr 28, 2015