Siemens Gained 27% But Announced Its First Loss Since 2010. What Are The Causes?

Siemens Gained 27% But Announced Its First Loss Since 2010. What Are The Causes?

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 12.08.2022 10:00
Germany's Siemens, a manufacturer of technology to automate and digitalise businesses and households by supplying hydraulic, electrical and electronic equipment and household appliances, today reported revenue growth of 27% (year-on-year) and 1% growth between quarters. What happened? This exceeded analysts' expectations of €17.47 billion, reaching €17.87 billion in Q3 (the financial year starts earlier than the calendar year). This growth was mainly attributed to an increase in orders from the areas of business automation and intelligent infrastructure.   "Demand in the European capital goods sector is holding up," commented Barclays last week, following the publication of results from other companies in the sector, such as ABB and Schneider Electric. This was also confirmed by CEO Roland Busch, who said that demand remained strong in the quarter despite an environment affected by sanctions on Russia, high inflation and the ongoing effects of a pandemic. However, it is worth noting that these companies typically operate on long-term contracts and the decline in demand can be noticed after a long delay.    Siemens has a strongly diversified business, not only in terms of products but also in respect of the countries of origin of its customers. However, this may not protect it from the looming recession, which seems to be a problem not only for Europe or the US but for the whole world.    Alarming are, for example, the data of the German manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers' Index), which measures the assessment of the economic situation by managers. This index is currently at almost its lowest level in two years. The results in other countries in Europe and America also look similar. Asian economies also appear to be weakening.   Siemens also incurred a net loss of €1.66 billion charge for the write-down of the value of its stake in Siemens Energy, which operated in Russia. In addition, the company estimates that it has incurred additional losses of €0.6 billion due to the actions of the Russian Federation.   Despite high energy prices, Siemens is struggling to make savings from its 35% stake in the turbine and wind energy company. It has had a difficult two years since the spin-off in 2020, with operational problems and losses in the Siemens Gamesa wind turbine division.   Rafał Tworkowski, Junior Market Analyst, Conotoxia Ltd. (Conotoxia investment service)   Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.   CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 82.59% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.   Source: Siemens posted its first loss since 2010, yet shares are gaining
Elon Musk Sells 8 Millions Tesla Stocks? Here Is Why!

Why Elon Musk Sells His Tesla Shares? Here Is The Answer!

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 11.08.2022 11:10
What is happening? The CEO of the world's largest electric car company has sold about $8.4 billion worth of Tesla shares over the past week. According to documents provided to regulators, the series of transactions took place between August 5 and 9, 2022, shortly after the August 4 shareholder meeting in Austin. As recently as April of this year, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO wrote that he "has no plans for another stock sale," after divesting a stake worth $8.5 billion to buy Twitter. This is not the first time Elon Musk has confused his public. The businessman seems to frequently abuse his influence, throwing around bold statements and increasing the expectations of his followers. When asked recently if he had stopped selling Tesla, for the time being, he replied "yes. In the (hopefully unlikely) event that Twitter forces this deal to close *and* some equity partners don’t come through, it is important to avoid an emergency sale of Tesla stock." However, it's hard not to get the impression that the CEO is simply taking advantage of the recent rebound in the share price. It is possible that his goal is not just to finance the deal, but to try to protect his private fortune. Such a major sale of an important shareholder had a significant impact on both Twitter and Tesla's stock price. Elon Musk failure or a smart plan? Twitter rose at the opening by almost 4%, thanks to the increasing likelihood of the deal being finalized, which may have been due to Musk's recent tweet. Most of the news coming out of the courtroom also reinforces analysts' belief that the Tesla CEO will be forced to buy the company. The platform's stock price has gained more than 35% over the past month, with a price target. Tesla, influenced by the news of the sale of a large stake by the most important person in the company, has lost around 7% over the past four sessions. The company itself gained more than 44% from its July 16 bottom to its August 4 peak at the shareholder meeting. Tesla, like many technology companies, has gained significantly from the recent bear market rally. This growth can also be attributed to Tesla's results, in which it beat expectations for earnings per share (EPS) by more than 26%. However, the macroeconomic analysis is rather pessimistic for the electromobility market in the short and midterm. During recessions, companies are usually unable to achieve high expected growth rates by falling consumer demand. More often than not, revenues fall, profits decline, and as a result, stock prices fall as well.   RafaÅ‚ Tworkowski, Junior Market Analyst, Conotoxia Ltd. (Conotoxia investment service) Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 82.59% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.   Source: Elon Musk sells nearly 8 million Tesla shares, justifying it by the Twitter lawsuit