Delphine Brault


European Telecoms have regained their defensive status and will soon test the street’s appetite to also rerate their fixed-line assets. In this in-depth report, we look at: 1/ the re-rating potential of network assets (“NetCo”), if Telecom Italia and TDC are successful in their break-up plans; and 2/ which of the top 20 telcos are the most resilient in a prolonged recession scenario. We also initiate coverage on Deutsche Telekom (Outperform), Vodafone (Neutral), Telefonica (Underperfo...
Aeroports de Paris SA

Aeroports de Paris is the airport authority that owns and manages the fourteen civil airports and airfields in the Ile-de-France (Paris) area. Co. owns and operates the three main airports of the Ile de France region (Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget), 10 general aviation airfields and the Issy-les-Moulineaux heliport. In the three main airports, Co. provides facilities to accommodate passengers, airlines and cargo and postal services, and offers a range of services. Co.'s activities are divided into five business segments: Aviation, Retail and Services, Real Estate, Airport Investments and Other Activities.

Air France-KLM SA

Air France-KLM is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in transporting passengers and cargo, aeronautics maintenance and other air-transport related activities, including catering and charter services. Co. operates in six geographical regions: Metropolitan France; Europe (except France) and North Africa; Caribbean, French Guiana and Indian Ocean; Africa, Middle East; Americas, Polynesia; and Asia and New Caledonia. Co. organizes its business around the following four segments: Passenger, providing passenger transportation services on scheduled flights; Cargo, transporting freight on flights and selling cargo capacity to third parties; Maintenance, and Other activities.

Alstom SA

Alstom serves the power generation and transmission markets, and rail transport market. Co.'s activities are divided into four sectors: the Thermal Power Sector (Co. offers power generation solutions using gas or coal to services including plant modernization, maintenance and operational support); the Renewable Power sector offers EPC solutions, turbines and generators, control equipment and maintenance for Hydropower and Wind power activities; the Grid Sector designs and manufactures equipment and turnkey solutions to manage power grids and transmit electricity from the power plant to the large end-user; and the Transport Sector provides rail transport products, systems and services.


ASSA ABLOY provides a range of door opening solutions. Co. is organized into five divisions. Europe, Middle East and Africa division, Americas (North and South America) division and Asia Pacific (Asia, Australia and New Zealand) division manufacture and sell mechanical and electromechanical locks, security doors and hardware in their respective geographical markets. Global Technologies division operates worldwide in the product areas of access control systems, secure card issuance, identification technology and hotel locks. Entrance Systems division is a global supplier of entrance automation products and service.

BHP Group Ltd

BHP Billiton is a global resources company. Co. operates under a Dual Listed Company (DLC) structure, which consists of the BHP Billiton Limited Group and the BHP Billiton Plc Group, operating as a single economic entity. As of June 30 2017, Co. operated four reportable segments: Petroleum, which is involved in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas; Copper, which is involved in the mining of copper, silver, lead, zinc, molybdenum, uranium and gold; Iron ore, which is involved in the mining of iron ore; and Coal, which is involved in the mining of metallurgical coal and thermal (energy) coal.

Burberry Group plc

Burberry Group designs, makes, sources and sells luxury products under the Burberry brand. Co.'s products are for women, men and children and include apparel, accessories, and beauty. Co.'s products are sold globally through its directly operated store network and online at, as well as through franchisees and third-party retailers, both offline and online. In a few selected areas such as Eyewear and Beauty, Co. uses the product and distribution capability of licensing partners. Co. operates in three regions: Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East, India and Africa; and Americas. As of Mar 31 2017, Co.'s store portfolio had 469 directly-operated stores and 48 franchise stores.

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

Carl Zeiss Meditec is a holding company. Co.'s businesses are focused on two primary areas: Ophthalmology and Microsurgery. In Ophthalmology, Co.'s operations are divided in to two strategic business units: Ophthalmic Systems, which includes a range of laser and diagnostic systems for ophthalmology; and Surgical Ophthalmology, which consists of activities in the field of ophthalmic implants and consumables. In Microsurgery, Co. provides surgical microscopes and visualization solutions, e. g. for ear, nose and throat surgery, or neurosurgery. These products are mainly used to assist with the removal of tumors, as well as the treatment of vascular diseases and functional disorders.

Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA

Compagnie Financiere Richemont is engaged in the luxury goods market. Co.'s interests encompass some names such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Alfred Dunhill, Montblanc and Net-a-Porter. Co.'s luxury goods businesses are separated into four segments: Jewellery Maisons (design, manufacture and distribution of jewellery products), Specialist Watchmakers (design, manufacture and distribution of precision timepieces), Montblanc Maison (design, manufacture and distribution of writing instruments) and Other Businesses (Alfred Dunhill, Lancel, ChloA(c), Net-a-Porter, Purdey, textile brands and other manufacturing entities).

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Deutsche Lufthansa is an aviation group based in Germany. Co. maintains global operations and a total of more than 500 subsidiaries and associated companies. Co. operates in five major business segments: scheduled passenger air traffic ("Passenger Airline Group"); scheduled airfreight services ("Logistics"); maintenance, repair and overhaul ("MRO"); information technology ("IT Services") and catering ("Catering").

EasyJet plc

EasyJet and its subsidiaries are a low-cost airline carrier operating principally in Europe. Co. operates in the European short-haul aviation market. As of Sept 30 2017, Co. operated 862 routes. Co.'s total fleet as at Sept 30 2017, comprised 279 aircraft, split between 156-seat Airbus A319s, 180-seat A320s, 186-seat A320s and 186-seat A320neos. Co.'s main markets are the U.K., France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

EssilorLuxottica SA

Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique) designs, manufactures and sells ophthalmic lenses, ophthalmic optical instruments and equipment. Co.'s activities are divided into three segments: Lenses and Optical Instruments (Co. designs, manufactures and customizes corrective lenses such as: Varilux (progressive lenses); anti-reflective, smudge-proof and anti-static lenses (Crizal); Nikon lenses, Transitions variable-tint lenses and Kodak lenses under agreements; polarized lenses (Xperio) and fog-proof lenses (Optifog)), Equipment (Co. produces, distributes and sells equipment and consumables used by prescription laboratories) and Readers (Co. designs and sells reading glasses).

Hermes International SCA

Hermes International is engaged in the manufacture, sale, and distribution of luxury goods primarily in France, rest of Europe, Japan, Asia-Pacific, and Americas. Co.'s activities can be divided into two segments: the distribution via Co.'s exclusive network and the distribution via specialist outlets. The distribution via Co.'s exclusive network comprises silks and textiles, leather goods and saddlery, ready-to-wear and fashion accessories (men and women's clothing, belts, jewellery accessories, gloves, hats and shoes), and other goods (jewellery and products of the art of living department). The distribution via specialist outlets comprise perfumes, tableware and watches.

International Consolidated Airlines Group SA

International Airlines Group is an international scheduled airline and global premium airlines. Co.'s principal place of business is London with significant presence at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports.

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo is a commercial bank. Co. is engaged in lending and deposit collection operations in Italy and associated financial services, serving Households, Personal, Small Business, Private and Small and Medium Enterprise customers. Co. provides medium-term credit, leasing, factoring and agribusiness (Mediocredito Italiano), consumer credit (Intesa Sanpaolo Personal Finance), management of electronic payments (Setefi), and trust services (Sirefid). Co. has approximately 4,300 branches, including Retail and Business branches, distributed broadly throughout Italy. At Dec 31 2014, Co. had total assets of Euro646.43 billion.

Kering SA

Kering is engaged in the retail industry, particularly luxury fashion brands. Co.'s operations can be divided into two segments: Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle divisions. The Luxury division includes brands such as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Boucheron, Sergio Rossi, Alexander McQueen, Girard-Perregaux & JeanRichard, & Stella McCartney. In addition, Co. offers Leather Goods, Shoes, Ready-to-wear, Watches, and Jewelry & Other products. The Sport & Lifestyle division designs & develops footwear, apparel & accessories and includes brands like Puma, Volcom and Electric among others.

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is a manufacturer and retailer of luxury goods. Co. offers champagne and wines, cognac and spirits, fashion and leather goods, perfumes and cosmetics, watches and jewelery; and is engaged in selective retailing. Its operations are organized along five business segments: Wine and Spirits, Fashion and Leather Goods, Perfumes and Cosmetics, Watches and Jewelery, and Selective Retailing. Co. is also engaged in other activities (Media with Les Echos group, La Samaritaine and Luxury yacht with Royal Van Lent). Some of Co.'s brands are Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Donna Karan, Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, and TAG Heuer.

Moncler SpA

Moncler is a jacket and sportswear production group based in Italy. Co. directly produces and distributes its own clothing and accessories collections, through its direct boutiques and exclusive department and multibrand stores. Co. branded products range from the high fashion segment with the Gamme Rouge and Gamme Bleu collections (exclusive products and selected distribution to boutiques) to the Grenoble collection (sporting and technical garments). As of Dec 31 2013, Co. operated a network of 135 stores, including 107 directly operated stores (DOS) and 28 wholesale stores (27 shop-in-shop and 1 franchise store).

Novartis AG

Novartis is a multinational healthcare group based in Switzerland. Co. provides healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies worldwide. Co.'s broad portfolio includes innovative medicines, eye care products and cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals. Co.'s operations are organized along three operating divisions: Innovative Medicines Division; Sandoz Division; and Alcon Division. Co.'s operations are supported by the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and Novartis Business Services.

Ryanair Holdings Plc

Ryanair Holdings is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. operates an ultra-low cost, scheduled-passenger airline serving short-haul, point-to-point routes between Ireland, the U.K., Continental Europe, and Morocco. Co. offers over 2,000 scheduled short-haul flights per day serving approximately 210 airports throughout Europe, and flying approximately 1,600 routes. In addition, Co. provides various ancillary services and engages in other activities connected with its core air passenger service, including non-flight scheduled services, Internet-related services, and the in-flight sale of beverages, food, and merchandise.


SGS is engaged in the provision of inspection, verification, testing, certification and quality assurance services. Co.'s business lines include: Agricultural; Minerals; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; Life Science; Consumer Testing; Systems & Services Certification; Industrial; Environmental; Automotive; and Governments & Institutions. As of Dec 31 2014, Co.'s geographic operations were organized as follows: Europe, Africa, Middle East (Western Europe, Northern and Central Europe, Southern Central Europe, Eastern Europe & Middle East, and Africa); Americas (North America, and South America); and Asia Pacific (East Asia, China & Hong Kong, and South Eastern Asia & Pacific).


Swatch Group Ltd. Bearer

Swatch Group is active in finished watches and jewelry sector with 20 brands in all market and price brackets. In addition, Co. is engaged in the sector of watch movements and components production as well as in the electronic systems sector. Co.'s operations can be divided into two segments: Watches & Jewelry, which is engaged in the production and sale of watches and jewelry; and Electronic Systems, which is engaged in the design, production and commercialization of electronic components, sports timing activities. Co. manufactures and sells watches under the following brands, among others: Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, Glashutte Original, Jaquet Droz, Leon Hatot, and Omega.

UniCredit S.p.A.

Unicredit is a pan-European commercial banking group based in Italy. Co. is engaged in the provision of in-branch and online corporate and investment banking services, providing customers with access to banks in 14 core markets as well as to an another 18 countries worldwide. Co.'s operations are organized along six business lines: Commercial Banking Italy; CEE Division; CIB; Commercial Banking Germany; Commercial Banking Austria; and Asset Gathering. Co.'s European banking network includes Italy, Germany, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey.

Volkswagen AG Pref

Volkswagen the parent company of the Volkswagen Group. It develops vehicles and components for the Group's brands, and produces and sells vehicles such as passenger cars and light commercial vehicles for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands. In the electricity sector, Co. performs electricity generation, sales and distribution together with a Group subsidiary. Western Europe, China, Brazil, the U.S., Russia, Mexico and Argentina are the key markets of the Group. The automotive division comprises the passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and power engineering segments, while the financial services division corresponds to the financial services segment.

Wizz Air Holdings Plc

Wizz Air Holding is a European airline. As of Mar 31 2017, Co. provided more than 500 routes from 28 bases, connecting 141 destinations across 42 countries. Co. has two reportable segments: the airline and the tour operator business units, marketed under the Wizz Air and Wizz Tours brand names, respectively. Wizz Air sells flight tickets and related services to external customers and, to an extent, to Wizz Tours. Wizz Tours sells travel packages to external customers covering the network of Wizz Air.

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​Oddo Securities provides securities brokerage and research services. The company offers equity, economic, and derivatives research and credit analysis services. It focuses on insurance, automotive, building materials, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, information technology, and agri-food industries.

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