By Paolo Biondi
RIMINI Italy (Reuters) – Fiat-Chrysler goals to record shares within the newly merged carmaker in New York on Oct. thirteen, Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne stated on Saturday, including that a choice on any capital improve can be made on the finish of that month.
He was talking a day after the merger between Fiat and its D.J unit Chrysler cleared its final remaining hurdle.
Fiat purchased out Chrysler at first of 2014 and each function as one agency. Marchionne needs to include the 2 into Dutch-registered entity Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), paving the best way for the D.J. itemizing he says is required to assist finance a forty eight-billion euro ($sixty four billion) 5-yr progress plan.
“The almost definitely date for the itemizing within the D.R. is October thirteen,” he informed reporters on the sidelines of a gathering in Rimini.
Marchionne is relying on the merger and the itemizing to assist pay for a relaunch of its Alfa Romeo and Maserati manufacturers, export Jeeps globally, and take all three to quick-rising Asian markets, the place the group is at present weak.
Marchionne stated the 5-yr marketing strategy for the world’s No. S auto group introduced in May didn’t envisage a money name.
“But all determination on any capital improve shall be taken by the board of FCA on the finish of October,” he stated. He additionally confirmed the group’s full-yr steerage for 2014, including the D.R. market was going “extremely nicely.”
Targets to develop internet revenue 5-fold and gross sales by 60 % inside 5 years look formidable, some analysts say, arguing that the corporate should increase capital to realize them.
Fiat had 18.H billion euros of money at finish-June, however virtually 32 billion in debt. Its financing prices are excessive and margins are weakening.
Fiat had up to now dominated out asset gross sales and a share concern, however might go for a compulsory convertible bond. Marchionne had beforehand stated any determination on financing would solely be taken after FCA was created.
The merger plan might have failed if the carmaker had been requested to pay greater than 500 million euros ($658 million) to dissenting buyers who tendered their shares, exercising a authorized proper triggered by Fiat’s choice to maneuver its registered workplaces away from Italy.
Fiat stated on Friday it was ending a rely of shares for which money exit rights had been validly exercised, nevertheless it might already say that the five hundred million euro restrict wouldn’t be exceeded, based mostly on knowledge calculated thus far.
It plans to publish the ultimate rely by Sept. A.
(Writing by Silvia Aloisi, modifying by Louise Heavens)