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Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Spa (CDP) announces that the Board of Directors, meeting today under the chairmanship of Franco Bassanini, has examined the preliminary results for 2014.
In an environment marked by the slow recovery of the economy, CDP continues to play its role as a counter-cyclical operator sustaining the growth of the economy. The performance achieved during the year was in line with that envisaged in the 2013-2015 Business Plan.
Resources mobilised and managed
In 2014 the CDP Group mobilised and managed resources totalling some €29 billion, up 5% on the previous year.
The parent company CDP mobilised and managed funds amounting to €19 billion, up 18% on 2013.
A significant contribution to this performance came from the new instruments for financing enterprises and from providing advances on payments of general government liabilities on behalf of the Ministry for the Economy and Finance. More specifically, the preliminary figures on main developments in the three primary areas of CDP operations can be summarised as follows:
The CDP Group also played a role in leveraging enterprises and major strategic assets through the acquisition by FSI of stakes in important Italian industrial enterprises and the creation of an Italian tourism hub (Rocco Forte). To date, investments by FSI in companies of major national interest have involved 10 firms, with a total of €2.7 billion in investments and commitments.
The CDP Group also acted as a catalyst for foreign investment in Italy, with €5.5 billion in 2014 alone (and €7 billion since 2013).
Preliminary financial and performance figures
The stock of loans to customers and banks is expected to be in line with the figures posted in 2013, at about €103 billion, running counter to the general macroeconomic trend of contraction in lending to enterprises and general government.
On the liability side, the stock of postal funding is projected to total about €252 billion, with positive net funding pertaining to CDP of about €5 billion.
Equity is forecast to increase by 8%, to €19.5 billion.
The decrease in net interest income is expected to amount to €1.2 billion, consistent with forecasts, while net incomeshould exceed expectations at about €2.1 billion.