Milan, 30 June 2016 – In compliance with the request sent by Consob on 13 September 2012, pursuant to article 114, paragraph 5, of Legislative Decree 58/1998, the following information is provided on Prelios S.p.A. and its Group, as at 31 May 2016.
Prelios has completed the first phase of the process of repositioning the Group as a “pure management company”, by separating the Investments business sector from the asset management and real estate services sector following the finalization of the well-known extraordinary contribution and capital increase transaction ended in March 2016, which has significantly improved the Net Financial Position of the Group. In particular the transaction consisted of the transfer of the Investments business unit to Focus Investments S.p.A., an associated company of Prelios S.p.A., Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., UniCredit S.p.A. and Pirelli & C., together with the transfer of most of the total debt.
Therefore, the Prelios Group is now focused on the services sector through independent operating companies and is a leading platform of asset management and real estate services, offering a full and integrated range of services for the enhancement of third-party portfolios.
1) Net Financial Position, with current and non-current items reported separately.
Prelios Group Net Financial Position at 31 May 2016 is -1.9 million euro, compared to -0.7 million euro at April 2016.
Prelios S.p.A. Net Financial Position at 31 May 2016 is -45.2 million euro, compared to -48.0 million euro at April 2016.
Following the extraordinary transaction previously described and ended in March 2016, the financial position improved by 183 million Euro compared to the situation at 31 December 2015, mainly as a result of the cash flows generated by the Centauro transaction in the total amount of 194.1 million Euro, of which (i) 134.1 million Euro as an effect of the spin-off of the Investment platform primarily related to the transfer of most of the corporate debt and (ii) 60.0 million Euro from the completion of the capital increase. This dynamic, which depicts cash flows at Group level, had already partly emerged at Prelios S.p.A. level at 31 December 2015. We remind that the latter, representing only the financial situation of the Parent company, also highlights financial payables and receivables to/from subsidiaries, that are eliminated at Group level.
Compared to the previous month, instead, Group Net Financial Position has worsened of about 1.2 million compared to the previous month, mainly for the billing and flush cycle with substantially quarterly basis, regarding recurring fees, against a dynamic of payments made of extraordinary charges and overdue suppliers.
2) Past due payables, recorded by category (financial, trade, tax, social security and amounts due to employees) and any associated actions by creditors (reminders, injunctions, suspended deliveries, etc.):
Prelios Group past due trade payables total 12.2 million euro (12.9 million euro at April 2016), today reduced to 6.9 million euro following to payment of 5.3 million euro in June.
This situation falls within the scope of the customary business relations with Prelios Group suppliers.
Prelios S.p.A. past due trade payables total 4.2 million euro (4.5 million euro at April 2016), today reduced to 3.1 million euro following to payment of 1.1 million euro in June.
There are no legal disputes, court proceedings or suspended deliveries associated with the above items. Any payment reminders are part of normal business relations.
There are no past due amounts of a financial or tax nature, or amounts due to social security institutions or to employees.
3) Prelios Group and Prelios S.p.A. dealings with Related Parties:
Dealings with related parties consisting of subsidiary companies of Prelios S.p.A. or joint ventures and its associated companies (“Intragroup Dealings”), and dealings with related parties other than intragroup dealings (“Other Related Parties”), in particular Pirelli & C. S.p.A. and its subsidiaries, are of a trade and financial nature, falling within normal business operations, and are at arm’s length. There are no atypical and/or unusual transactions.
It should be noted that after the extraordinary transaction to separate its property investments and co-investment business activities from the alternative asset management business (fund and asset management and credit servicing) and real estate services related to them (integrated asset services, which include property and project management (i.e. “Integra”), real estate brokerage services (i.e. “Agency”) and assessment services (i.e. “Valuations”)), the Prelios Group uses the equity method to consolidate the investment in company Focus Investments S.p.A (beneficiary of the spin-off), whose contribution is posted under the item “Net investment income (loss)”.
In view of the recent capital increase completed in March 2016 and the consequent change in the composition of the shareholding and ownership structures, the relevant corporate bodies of Prelios S.p.A. will shortly evaluate any changes or additions to be made to the scope of the parties considered "related" parties in these financial statements.
It should be noted that the disclosure concerning the dealings with associated companies, joint ventures and other companies of Prelios Group as well as Prelios S.p.A. subsidiaries, relating to March 2016, reported below, is compared with the data that refer to last 31 December 2015 with regard to balance sheet data and with the data at 31 March 2015 with regard to income statement data. This is due to the fact that the Group’s internal invoicing cycle is essentially quarterly and no significant accounting provisions are made with subsidiary and associated companies in the intervening months. This especially affects operating Revenues and Costs, Financial Income and Charges, current Trade Receivables and Payables, which are items that do not therefore vary significantly in the intervening months.