Sonae SGPS Featuring Sonae MC

About: Sonae SGPS SA ADR (SGPMY)
by: European Deep Value Research


Prospectus for admission to trading Sonae MC has been published.

This subsidiary company is being valued between 1.400 and 1650 mln euros.

And the current market cap of Sonae SGPS (the parent) is 1.609 mln euros.

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The Understanding

Sonae SGPS (OTC:SGPMY) has just published the announcement and prospectus for admission to trading of its subsidiary Sonae MC.

The price at which the shares will be sold is between EUR 1.40 and EUR 1.65, which evaluates the Sonae group's retail company between EUR 1.4 billion and EUR 1.65 billion (total shares outstanding will be 1.000 million shares).

The price at which the shares will be sold will be known on October 18 and the shares will be floated on the stock exchange on 23 October.

Sonae SGPS will sell 217.36 million shares, which corresponds to 21.7% of the share capital of Sonae MC. A percentage that could rise to as much as 25 percent, "if the over-allotment option is exercised in full," the release said on Thursday. In addition to this amount, Sonae also has the possibility to dispose of a further 87 million bonds, which, if confirmed, will increase Sonae MC's float to 33.7%.

Sonae MC intends to pay dividends between 40% and 50% of the profits obtained.

You can find the most recent roadshow presentation of Sonae MC here.

The Math

From the prospectus we can see that net debt of Sonae MC is 816 million euros. With an EBITDA of 301 million euros, Sonae MC will trade at an EV multiple of between 7,36x and 8,19x. These are reasonable multiples when compared with the 7x and 8x average of competitors.

But, if current market cap of Sonae SGPS is 1.609B and Sonae MC will have a market cap of between 1.400 and 1.650 million euros, what's the current discount of Sonae SGPS to its total NAV?

Sonae SGPS "Other Assets"1

Sonae Sierra (50% of current NAV)2


NOS (23,4% of Market Cap)


Worten, S&F and FS, IM (conservative valuation)


Net Debt (excl. Sonae MC Net Debt)3


Valuation for Sonae SGPS "other assets"


Sonae MC Est Market Cap






Sonae SGPS NAV per share



Sonae SGPS current Market Cap / per share

1.609 / 0,86

Current Market Cap to NAV



1 - Please check the valuation details in the former article.

2 - Sonae has recently increased in participation in Sonae Sierra to 70%, but to maintain calculations simple I have made no adjustments to Value and Net Debt.

3 - Sonae SGPS Net Debt (1267 mln) - Sonae MC Net Debt (816 mln)


Current market cap of Sonae SGPS is almost equal to the expected valuation of its subsidiary Sonae MC, which means that all of the other investments of Sonae SGPS are not being valued at zero. In total, this represent a discount to current NAV of between 39% to 44%.

Disclosure: I am/we are long SGPMY.

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