Total revenues fell by 3.1% to 1,342.2 million, with a decline in revenue from regulated activities of 5.9% (1,084.1 million) and an increase in other operating income of 11% (258 , 1 million), according to the accounts published this Wednesday by the Spanish gas system manager. The gross operating profit (EBITDA) stood at 1,060.7 million euros, 4.5% lower than a year earlier, which, according to the company, is in line with what was expected for the year without take into account the effect of the exchange rate on August 2019 Calendar USA. The investee companies contributed 93.2 million. Enagás closed the year with a net financial debt of 4,275 million euros, which represents a reduction of 733 million euros compared to the 5,008 million recorded as of December 31, 2017. The financial indebtedness at the end of 2018 has included 645 million euros associated with the net debt accounted for in GNL Quintero at that date. In a press release, the company has indicated that a dividend of 1.53 euros gross per share will be proposed to the next General Shareholders’ Meeting charged to last year’s accounts, which represents an increase of 5% compared to the previous year. paid with charge to 2017.
It also indicates the demand that these practices affected the preof more than 100 generic products of different types such as tablets, capsules, creams or gels that included antibiotics, antidepressants, anti-hypertensive drugs, contraceptives or anti-inflammatories, among others. These products are used to treat a wide variety of diseases and health conditions, from basic infections to diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, HIV, attention deficit disorder and others. In some cases, the price increases exceeded one thousand percent, the prosecutor said.
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FCC has obtained a net profit of 251.6 million euros in 2018, more than double (+ 113%) than a year before, thanks to the sale of 49% of the water subsidiary Aqualia, “good behavior” of all businesses and the reduction of financial expenses derived from the debt cut, according to the company. The group controlled by Carlos Slim has thus chained its second consecutive year of gains after exceeding last year five years in ‘red numbers’. The construction company also participated by Esther Koplowitz increased its turnover by 3.2% in 2018, to 5,989 million euros, driven by the environmental services branch. On its side, the gross operating profit (Ebitda) has been placed at 861 million euros, which shows a progression of 5.6%. In the financial chapter, FCC managed to reduce its net financial debt by 24.8%, so that at the end of the year it stood at 2,691.4 million euros.
According to the lawsuit, top executives of these competing companies reached agreements on their plan at dinners, lunches, informal parties, golf tournaments, and corporate events, and they used to communicate by phone, emails and text messages. In the indictment, the court is told how the defendants used terms such as “fair share”, “responsible rival”, and “useful game in the sandbox” to describe how they unlawfully discouraged competition, increased prices and entailed to a deep-rooted culture of collusion. The plaintiffs include a large majority of the states of the United States and Puerto Rico.
“We will continue to advocate the publication of these data, and for these companies to pay for their dangerous behavior,” said the prosecutor. In the lawsuit filed in May, the attorneys general of the 44 states allege that the companies Teva, Sandoz, Mylan, Pfizer (which has been accused of hiding that one of its drugs was fighting Alzheimer’s), and 16 other generic drug manufacturers participated in a broad, coordinated and systematic conspiracy to inflate prices, divide market shares instead of competing by lowering prices, and manipulate bids fraudulently, according to James.
The cut is fundamentally the result of the aforementioned sale of August 2019 Calendar USA, given that the company allocated a large part of the resources obtained with this operation to settle liabilities. Spanish companies are increasingly in the habit of issuing their debt outside the country. Large companies such as Telefonica, Iberdrola, Naturgy, Santander, BBVA, Caixabank and El Corte Inglés, among others, have listed the issuances of their corporate securities in Dublin, Luxembourg, Frankfurt and the United States, among other financial markets. In fact, despite the efforts being made by the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) and Spanish Stock Exchanges (BME) to retain that business, last year the placements of national companies abroad exceeded those registered in Spain for the first time in history.