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Corvera Airport's Sacyr bags a profit

Source: Reuters - Tue 16th Apr 2013
Corvera Airport's Sacyr bags a profit

Testa, the property arm of Spanish construction company Sacyr Vallehermoso, has sold an office block in the United States, booking capital gains of around 50 million.

Testa sold the building in Miami for 184 million, the company said in a statement to Spain's stock market regulator on Monday night, to make a pretax profit of around 65 million.

The property was worth 3.6% of Testa's total assets at end-2012.

Good news for Sacyr - who own 60% of Spain's troubled Corvera Airport.

The Group is reported to have increasing concerns over the fact that Corvera Airport is showing no signs of becoming operational in the near future, and with clarification still required over repayments of the 200 Million regional loan, the reclassification of airspace, and the extend of compensation payments to AENA, Sacyr are rumoured to be fighting for the closure of neighbouring San Javier Airport to pave the way for future success at Corvera.

At least a few more Million in the kitty for Corvera should keep the heat off Corvera for a few more weeks.

Comment on this Story

As Sacyr's debt is 6.2 billion euros they are selling off any assets rapidly, the building in Miami yesterday for 140 million euros being just one example. However their assets a much less than their debt. Their only hope is that Repsol triples in value so they can sell off their 10% stake that they bought for a hell of a lot more.
Graham - Wed, 17th Apr 2013
I would imagine that Sacyr are asking themselves why they ever got involved with Corvera Airport, when they can make a greater amount of money with fewer complications, and in a quicker time elsewhere. How long before they cut their losses ?
C Timpson - Wed, 17th Apr 2013

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