BVB Trading Activity – October 2023

By the end of October 2023, the BET index recorded an increase of 8% MoM and 23% YTD, amounting to a total of 14,336.52 points. Simultaneously, the total equity turnover amounted to EUR 353.1m, representing a 46% increase MoM.

The latest monthly trading activity report has been released by BVB, for the month of October 2023. Starting off first with a couple of highlights, the number of investors present in the Romanian capital market reached a new all-time high: 168,000 investors, a 200% increase over five years ago. As stated by BVB’s management, Thanks to Hidroelectrica’s IPO, BVB is the only stock exchange in Europe included in the Top 5 IPOs unfolded globally so far this year. This year alone, BVB had 35,000 new investors due to the unfolding of Hidroelectrica’s offer and the continuation of the Fidelis bond program.

The BET index of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) reached 14,218 points at the end of October, slightly down compared to the previous month, but with an advance of 21.9% since the beginning of this year. The BET-TR index, which also includes dividends, ended the first 10 months at a level of 29,362 points, or an increase of 29.4% since the beginning of the year.

Further, the total trading value of all types of financial instruments on the BVB’s Regulated Market registered an all-time high at the end of the first 10 months of this year, when it exceeded RON 29.4 billion, equivalent to EUR 5.9 billion. The average daily liquidity this year reached RON 141 million, the equivalent of EUR 28.5 million. The third liquidity indicator, represented by the number of transactions exceeded, at the end of the first 10 months of this year, 1.45 million transactions.

During October, the highest turnover was recorded by newly listed Hidroelectrica, with EUR 74.8m, representing 27.2% of the total turnover. Following H20, there is Banca Transilvania at EUR 45.1m, or 16.4% of the total, Fondul Proprietatea, at EUR 12.1m, or 12.1%, OMV Petrom, at EUR 22.8m, or 8.3%, as well as Romgaz, at EUR 21.6m, or 7.9%.

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

Source: Bloomberg, InterCapital Research

In terms of the MoM performance, the largest increase out of the 20 BET constituents was recorded by Fondul, which grew by 16.76% MoM. Following Fondul, there is BVB and BRD Group, with 7% and 4.5% MoM gain, respectively, ONE at 3.1%, and Alro at 2.3%. Out of the observed companies, 11 out of 21 companies recorded a positive development, while the remaining 10 were in red.

Meanwhile, on a YTD basis, taking the latest data into consideration, 17 out of 21 companies recorded an increase. Leading the way is TTS at 110.3%, followed by BVB at 69.4%, Purcari at 63.3%, Aquila at 60.5%, and SFG at 45.7%. The constituent to note the biggest YTD decrease is Fondul. Leading the way in this regard with a 74% decrease, but this came as a result of the adjustment of the NAV of the fund due to the fact that it paid out a special dividend, from the proceeds of Hidroelectrica’s IPO. As Hidroelectrica accounted for app. 80% of FP’s total NAV, this was expected to happen.

Performance of BET constituents* (YTD, %)

Source: Bloomberg, InterCapital Research

*Hidroelectrica’s price change as of IPO in July 2023

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