by Andrea Salomone
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The board of directors of Atlantia has decided not to distribute the 2019 interim dividend due to «the persistence of a situation of uncertainty regarding Autostrade per l'Italia, and the consequent decision of the Board of Directors of Autostrade per l'Italia itself not to distribute any interim dividends ".
The Atlantia group reported operating income of € 8,820 million in the first nine months of 2019, an increase of € 4,195 million compared to the same period in 2018, with an EBITDA of € 5,698 million, an increase of € 3,049 million (+ 1% on a like-for-like basis). form) and a profit of € 1,312 million (from 733 million affected by provisions for the collapse of the Ponte Morandi). Traffic on the motorway network increased by 0.5% in Italy, 4.7% in Spain, 4.1% in Chile, 4.2% in Brazil; decreases by 0.2% in Spain.
It envisages an overall positive trend in 2019
"The operational management of the Atlantia Group envisages an overall positive trend for 2019, without prejudice to the impact on year-end results that could be determined by fluctuations in exchange rates, interest rates and any discontinuities in Alitalia's operations". Report on the quarterly report. «The results for the current year will also be helped by the consolidation for the entire financial year of the Abertis group's accounts, which will however incorporate the economic impacts on the entire 2019 of the definitive application of the Purchase Price Allocation exercise consequent to the acquisition aimed at October 2018. Finally, it is considered necessary to recall the potential risks deriving from the disputes of the Ministry of Infrastructure for the collapse of the Ponte Morandi.
(Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor)