BVB Trading Activity in January 2023

By the end of January 2023, BET increased by 4.1% MoM, and on the YoY basis, it declined by 9.9%, ending January at 12,139 points.

The first month of 2023 started the year with a series of significant rallies for the BET index as a whole. The biggest surge was recorded by the index that includes the energy companies – BET-NG, which noted an increase of 6% in January. Further, a new all-time high regarding the number of investors was achieved, standing at 133,000 investors. Also, the BVB noted it has launched the “Investor Relations and Liquidity Support Programme” and have recently added a section dedicated to the individual investor. The mentioned program should improve capital market visibility and stock exchange liquidity.

Romania has also taken steps to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which will bring added value to all Romanian companies that could have access to capital from international investors through better corporate governance.

Total equity turnover amounted to RON 584.5m (EUR 127.9m) in January 2023. This represents a sharp decline on a MoM basis. However, we note the previous month was significantly influenced by the ABB of OMV Petrom, during which over 1.78bn shares of the Company were sold by Fondul Proprietatea.

Performance of BET constituents in January 2023 (MoM, %)

Source: Bloomberg, InterCapital Research

Looking at the BET index and its constituents, on an MoM basis, almost all of the companies recorded share price increases with a good few of them reporting a double-digit increase. Further, two bet constituents ending the month in red recorded only a slight decline in price. Of the largest gainers, BVB itself leads the list with a 13.3% MoM share price increase during January. BVB is closely followed by Aquila and Medlife with both of them increasing by 13% MoM. Teraplast follows with 12.2% and Alro with 11.5%. the last company to note a double-digit increase is Conpet with a 10% increase in share price. The only two constituents to note a negative development in share price are Fondul Proprietatea and Banca Transilvania with a slight decline amounting to 0.5% and 0.4%, respectively.

Performance of BET constituents Jan 2022 – Jan 2023 (YoY, %)

Source: Bloomberg, InterCapital Research

On a YoY basis, taking into the account latest share prices available, the largest increase was recorded by the already mentioned BVB, at 55.6%, followed by Transgaz at 22.1%, and Transport Trade Services at 9.1%. Further, two other constituents to note a positive share price development are Romgaz and OMV Petrom with a 5.4% and 3.7% increase, respectively. The remaining constituents all recorded price decreases, meaning that 15 out of 20 companies declined on a YoY basis. Of these, the largest declines were recorded by TeraPlast, at 48.8%, followed by Purcari at 44.4%, BRD at 32.9%, Aquila, at 24.6%, MedLife, at 22.7% and Digi, at 22.4%.

Overall, it could be said that the first month of 2023 was a month of recovery, slightly erasing 2022 losses, which should not come as a surprise considering just the amount of outside pressures Romanian companies were facing.

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