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The Greek government has come out today and stated that the Hellenic Post Bank is not viable.

I put it to you that this is a simple ploy in order to snap up a solvent bank with huge assets at a knockdown price. And the only way a theft of this size can take place is because the Greek government is allowing it to happen, and more than that, the Greek government is actually supporting the theft of Greek assets, assets that are ultimately the property of the Greek people.

This is the assessment by the Greek central bank. This news paves the way for the Hellenic Post Bank to be privatised.

“It [Hellenic Postbank] has been judged unviable,” Yannis Stournaras told MPs on Wednesday, referring to a report by the central Bank of Greece and its bank bailout fund, the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund.” 

Reuters implies that the privatisation of the Hellenic Post Bank may not have been possible if it were a viable company

“The announcement paves the way for its sale or transfer to private investors.”

Lets look at some facts which exposes the blatant plan of the international banks, along with the Greek central bank to strip the Greek people of assets at knock down prices.

Figures are from the FT and are pasted in below in full

Currently the market capitalisation of Hellenic Post bank is 67.99million Euros

Hellenic Post Bank has assets of over 16 billion Euros.

The article in Reuters highlights the fact that the bank lost over 500 million Euros in 2011.

The lender reported a 544 million euro ($681.5 million) loss for the first nine months of 2011, the last time it published results.

Given that Hellenic Post Bank is supposed to be such a big investor in Greek government debt

Postbank has suffered from investing heavily in Greek government bonds, which left it with a huge capital gap despite its hefty deposits. A bond exchange to cut the Greece’s debt wiped off most of the value of Greek bonds held by private investors, mainly banks.

And given that the haircut only amounted to a 30% discount on all Greek government debt Hellenic Post Bank as of today looks quite strong.

Reuters also quotes a banker saying that the bank is in negative equity

“The finance minister’s comment says it all,” said Takis Zamanis, head of trading at Beta Securities. “The bank has negative equity and such an effect on the share is logical.”

Again, I encourage you to look at the banks financials and you will see that not only is this not true, the exact opposite is the case.

The bank is in the black to the tune of 16 billion Euros and the value of its “Property Plant and Equipment” is valued at 135 million Euros on its own. Even if you assume this valuation is wildly optimistic, it is still substantially more than its market capitalisation.

In Summary

This announcement from the Greek government which is based on a report by the Greek Central Bank is an obvious ploy by the international banks to seize the assets of a liquid company and assets of the Greek people at a knock down price.

The assets of Hellenic Post Bank will be a great boost to any of Greece;s insolvent banks.

At the moment the main banks in Greece are playing it cool

While no group has expressed an interest in the lender, potential suitors include National Bank (NBGr.AT) and Eurobank (EFGr.AT), Greece’s two biggest banks which each hold a 6.1 percent stake in Postbank.

But rest assured, one of the main Greek banks will be benefiting from the privatisation of Hellenic Post Bank and rest assured they will make it sound like they are doing the Greek people a favour by doing so.

more information on Greek privatisations from zerohedge

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Data from the FT

TT Hellenic Postbank SATT:ATH

0.168
0.00 / 0.00%
0
86.88%
1.46
Latest price in EUR Today’s change Shares traded 1 year change Beta
As of Aug 30 2012 10:55 BST.Data delayed by at least 10 minutes.
Period

Comparisons

Summary

As of last trade TT Hellenic Postbank SA (TT:ATH) traded at 0.168, -16.00% above its 52-week low of 0.20, set on Jun 05, 2012.

52-week range
Today
0.20
Jun 05 2012
1.42
Aug 31 2011
Open 0.00
Day high
Day low
Bid 0.00
Offer 0.00
Previous close 0.168
Average volume 731.60k
Shares outstanding 284.47m
Free float 157.31m
P/E (TTM)
Market cap 67.99m EUR
EPS (TTM) -1.9254 EUR

Comparative analysis

Past 90 days
1 week 1 month 6 months 1 year 5 years
TT Hellenic Postbank SA -29.71% -39.57% -78.49% -86.88% -98.61%
AT SE GENERAL IDX -1.69% +5.76% -15.50% -30.88% -87.11%
WRLD/FINANCIALS -0.76% +2.30% -1.97% +5.29%
WRLD/COMML BANKS -0.63% +2.25% -2.12% +5.39%
As of Aug 30 2012 10:55 BST.Data delayed by at least 10 minutes.
Aug 30 2012 22:46 BST

Hellenic Postbank shares suspended

The Athens stock market watchdog suspended trading in shares of Hellenic Postbank on Thursday after the finance minister said the state-controlled lender was “no longer viable” and demanded the publication by Friday of its 2011 balance sheet. Union members claiming the government planned to close Postbank occupied its central AthensBy Kerin Hope in Athens
Sep 23 2011 11:47 BST

EU to speed recapitalisation of smaller banks

European officials look set to speed up plans to recapitalise the 16 banks that came close to failing last summer’s pan-EU stress tests as part of a co-ordinated effort to reassure the markets about the strength of the 27-nation bloc’s banking sector. A senior French official said the 16 banksBy Brooke Masters in London, Peggy Hollinger in Paris and Alex Barker in Brussels
Sep 15 2011 00:51 BST

France and Germany show support for Greece

France and Germany offered their full support for Greece remaining in the eurozone, but made an emphatic appeal to Athens to implement promised economic reforms as a way of stabilising the bloc. Following a conference call on Wednesday evening with George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, French president,By Kerin Hope in Athens and Joshua Chaffin in Brussels
Sep 13 2011 23:18 BST

False promise of private helpers

In July, the eurozone adopted “private sector involvement” – a debt swap with haircuts for private bondholders – as the way to squeeze through the shrinking overlap between the economically sensible and the politically acceptable in the second rescue of Greek public finances. A deadline for non-binding commitments closed last
Aug 28 2011 17:38 BST

Merger to kickstart Greek bank consolidation

A friendly merger between two private Greek banks with backing from the Gulf state of Qatar has been heralded as the first move in a long-awaited consolidation of the country’s struggling financial sector. Eurobank EFG and Alpha Bank, the country’s second and third largest lenders, will announce on Monday anBy Kerin Hope in Athens
May 24 2011 19:45 BST

Opposition questions Athens sell-off plans

The leader of the main Greek opposition party rejected the government’s fiscal austerity measures and questioned its approach to privatising €50bn ($70bn) in state assets after meeting George Papandreou, prime minister, on Tuesday. The move by Antonis Samaras not only appeared to dash hopes for a broad political consensus butBy Dimitrius Kontogiannis in Athens
May 24 2011 18:13 BST

Moody’s Greece warning fails to dent rally

A warning from Moody’s that a Greek sovereign debt default would spark widespread contagion across the eurozone was largely ignored by equity investors as most stock indices rallied after the losses of the previous session. The US rating agency said a Greek default could lead to downgrades across the continentBy Neil Dennis
May 24 2011 13:48 BST

Greece: kicking a battered can

Form an orderly queue for the great Greek fire-sale. Athens has given some detail on its intention to raise €50bn by 2015 from the sale of state assets. If the stakes were not so high, this privatisation programme would be cause for admiration. In the context of the crisis Greece
May 24 2011 03:49 BST

Greece to sell stakes in state-owned groups

The Greek government announced on Monday that it would sell stakes in state-controlled companies and form a sovereign wealth fund, to stem criticism that it has dragged its feet on measures to raise revenue and cut spending. The cabinet had “reaffirmed its determination to continue with the fiscal consolidation programme”,By Dimitris Kontogiannis and Kerin Hope in Athens and Joshua Chaffin in Brussels
Dec 14 2010 19:11 GMT

Greece races to meet bail-out terms

Greece has embarked on a last-minute legislative dash to meet conditions set by the European Union and International Monetary Fund for disbursing the next two ­portions of the country’s bail-out loan. Parliament was on Tuesday night due to approve a package of wage cuts for public and private sector workersBy Kerin Hope in Athens

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TT Hellenic Postbank SATT:ATH

0.168
0.00 / 0.00%
0
86.88%
1.42
Latest price in EUR Today’s change Shares traded 1 year change Beta
As of Aug 30 2012 10:55 BST.Data delayed by at least 10 minutes.

About the company

677.48m -541.04m 1900 2.49k
Revenue in EUR (TTM) Net income in EUR Founded Employees
IndustryMoney Center BanksLocation

TT Hellenic Postbank SA
2-6 Pesmazoglou Street
ATHINA101 75
Greece
GRC

Phone+30 2 103704000Fax+30 2 103704107Websitehttp://ttbank.gr

TT Hellenic Postbank SA, formerly Greek Postal Savings Bank, is a Greece-based banking institution. The Bank is mainly active in the retail banking field and its services include various savings, current, time deposit and foreign currency accounts; mortgage, consumer and student loans; a range of credit and debit cards, and remittances and foreign exchange services. It is also active in the investment banking field through Hellenic Post Mutual Fund Management Company S.A., which offers bonds and mutual funds products. As of December 31, 2010, the Bank’s network consisted of 147 branches in 66 cities across Greece. TT Hellenic Postbank also offers its services through 843 branches of the Hellenic Post and through a network of 191 automated teller machines (ATM). On November 30, 2011, the Company increased its stake in Post Bank Green Institute to 100%.

Income statment in EUR

Year on year TT Hellenic Postbank SA’s revenues fell 24.33% from 731.66m to 553.62m. has gone from a gain of 20.63m to a loss of 34.12m. View full income statement

REVENUE
Gross margin
Net profit margin -154.95%
Operating margin -184.15%
NET INCOME
Return on assets -3.14%
Return on equity -76.76%
Return on investment

Growth Rates in EUR

Year on year, growth in earnings per share excluding extraordinary items dropped 484.86%.

EARNINGS PER SHARE
EPS growth(5 years)
EPS (TTM) vs
TTM 1 year ago
-164.205

Cash flow in EUR

In 2010, cash reserves at TT Hellenic Postbank SA fell by 1.41bn. Cash Flow from Financing was negative, which signals that this company did not need to attract significant financing from outside sources. In addition the company used 1.36bn for operations while cash used for investing totalled 43.38m. View full cash flow statement

CASH FLOW
Cash flow per share -1.883
Price/Cash flow per share
CASH
Book value per share 1.78
Tangible book value per share 1.69

Balance sheet in EUR

TT Hellenic Postbank SA uses little or no debt in its capital structure. View full balance sheet

TOTAL ASSETS
Current ratio
Quick ratio
TOTAL DEBT
Total debt/total equity 0.00
Total debt/total capital

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Consensus recommendation

As of Aug 24, 2012, the consensus forecast amongst 4 polled investment analysts covering TT Hellenic Postbank S.A. advises investors to hold their position in the company. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts improved on Aug 09, 2012. The previous consensus forecast advised that the company would underperform TT Hellenic Postbank S.A..

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Share price forecast

The one analyst offering a 12 month price target expects TT Hellenic Postbank S.A. share price to rise to 0.20 in the next year from the last price of 0.168. View Full Financials

High +19.0 % 0.20
Med +19.0 % 0.20
Low +19.0 % 0.20

Dividends

Dividend information is not available for TT Hellenic Postbank SA. View Full Financials

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Earnings history & estimates

On Sep 15, 2011, TT Hellenic Postbank S.A. reported 2nd quarter 2011 earnings of 0.16 per share.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Apr 20, 2012. View Full Interim Financials

Average growth rate +64.48%

TT Hellenic Postbank S.A. reported annual 2010 losses of -0.159 per share on Mar 30, 2011. View Full Annual Financials

Average growth rate -80.72%
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Revenue

TT Hellenic Postbank S.A. had 3rd quarter 2011 revenues of 73.61m. This missed the 84.00m estimate of the one analyst following the company. This was 4.69% below the prior year’s 3rd quarter results. View Full Interim Financials

Average growth rate -4.69%

TT Hellenic Postbank S.A. had revenues for the full year 2010 of 319.02m. This was 13.55% below the prior year’s results. View Full Annual Financials

Average growth rate -4.53%
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Data From Bloomberg

Tt Hellenic Postbank S.A. (TT:Athens)

Last €0.17 EUR
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Tt Hellenic Postbank S.A. (TT) Snapshot

Open
€0.17
Previous Close
€0.17
Day High
€0.17
Day Low
€0.17
52 Week High
08/31/11 – €1.42
52 Week Low
08/30/12 – €0.17
Market Cap
47.8M
Average Volume 10 Days
767.5K
EPS TTM
€-1.93
Shares Outstanding
284.5M
EX-Date
06/14/11
P/E TM
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Dividend Yield
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Tt Hellenic Postbank S.A. (TT) Details

TT Hellenic Postbank S.A. provides various retail and corporate banking products and services to individuals and businesses in Greece. The company’s deposit product line includes savings accounts, current accounts, sight accounts, time deposits, and foreign currency deposits; and loan products comprising home loans, student loans, consumer loans, loans on pledge, and personal loans. It also provides various investment products, such as domestic balanced mutual funds, government securities, and savings-investment accounts; involves in executing payments and funds transfer, as well as in financing overseas trade; and engages in safeguarding, organizing, and managing various kinds of movable assets, securities, financial products, and assets for the account of third parties. In addition, the company engages in the issuance and management of the means of payment, including credit cards, travelers’ checks, and letters of credit; provides underwriting, capital structure and corporate strategy, mergers, and disintegration and acquisition services; and issues and distributes securities. Further, it offers financing restructuring purification services, including corporate factoring services, information regarding credit worthiness, leasing of safe deposit boxes, and pawnshop services. Additionally, the company provides intermediary services in the interbank market consisting of leasing and prepaid cards, as well as transactions on behalf of the institution or its clientele that refer to financial market instruments, exchanges, future contracts or options, interest rate and currency swaps, and securities. As of December 31, 2009, its branch network comprised 146 branches located in 67 cities in Greece. TT Hellenic Postbank S.A. is headquartered in Athens, Greece.

2,486 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/29/11

Tt Hellenic Postbank S.A. (TT:Athens)

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Financial Statements For Tt Hellenic Postbank S.A. (TT)

Year over year, TT Hellenic Postbank S.A. was unable to grow net income despite reducing the percentage of sales devoted to cost of goods sold, SGA expenses and income tax expenses. In part this was due to revenues that fell from €98.0M to €72.8M.

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Currency in
Millions of Euros
As of: Dec 31
2007
Restated
EUR
Dec 31
2008
Restated
EUR
Dec 31
2009
Restated
EUR
Dec 31
2010
EUR
4 Year
Trend
TOTAL REVENUES 264.7 234.8 328.4 264.8
Cost Of Goods Sold 1.8 1.9 3.7 3.9
GROSS PROFIT 263.0 232.9 324.7 260.9
Selling General & Admin Expenses, Total 198.7 127.3 168.1 164.4
EBT, EXCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS 50.2 18.3 47.4 3.7
Merger & Restructuring Charges -15.7 -7.9 -0.5
EBT, INCLUDING UNUSUAL ITEMS 50.2 2.6 39.5 3.2
Income Tax Expense 6.8 -0.2 16.8 36.2
Minority Interest In Earnings 0.0 0.0 -2.0 -1.2
Earnings From Continuing Operations 43.4 2.8 22.6 -32.9
NET INCOME 43.4 2.9 20.6 -34.1
NET INCOME TO COMMON INCLUDING EXTRA ITEMS 43.4 2.9 10.2 -51.2
NET INCOME TO COMMON EXCLUDING EXTRA ITEMS 43.4 2.9 10.2 -51.2

Tt Hellenic Postbank S.A. (TT:Athens)

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Earnings & Estimates Summary – TT HELLENIC POSTBANK S.A. (TT)

TT Hellenic Postbank SA to Report Q3, 2011 on Nov 30, 2011
CapIQ 11/30/2011 5:00 AM ET
TT Hellenic Postbank SA to Report First Half, 2011 on Sep 14, 2011
CapIQ 11/30/2011 5:00 AM ET
TT Hellenic Postbank SA to Report Q1, 2011 on May 31, 2011
CapIQ 11/30/2011 5:00 AM ET

 

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Quarterly Earnings & Estimates – TT HELLENIC POSTBANK S.A. (TT)

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TT Hellenic Postbank S.A.’s Quarterly Earnings

TT Hellenic Postbank S.A. reported 3rd quarter 2011 losses of €0.18 per share on 11/29/2011.

Annual Earnings & Estimates – TT HELLENIC POSTBANK S.A. (TT)

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TT Hellenic Postbank S.A.’s Annual Earnings

TT Hellenic Postbank S.A. reported annual 2010 losses of €0.12 per share on 03/31/2011.

Quarterly Revenues – TT HELLENIC POSTBANK S.A. (TT)

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TT Hellenic Postbank S.A.’s Quarterly Revenues

TT Hellenic Postbank S.A. had 3rd quarter 2011 revenues of €95.3M. This bettered the €89.9M estimate of the one analyst covering the company. This was -5.9% below the prior year’s 3rd quarter results.

Annual Revenues – TT HELLENIC POSTBANK S.A. (TT)

Tt Hellenic Postbank S.A. (TT:Athens)

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Key Executives – Tt Hellenic Postbank S.A. (TT)

Name Board Relationships Title Age
Kleanthis A. Papadopoulos 16 Relationships Chairman of the Board
George Xifaras No Relationships Chief Financial Officer
Alexandros Topaloglou No Relationships Deputy General Manager of Finance & Operation
Spyridon Christos Pantelias 28 Relationships Executive Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President

Board Members – Tt Hellenic Postbank S.A. (TT)

Name Board Relationships Primary Company Age
Kleanthis A. Papadopoulos 16 Relationships TT Hellenic Postbank S.A.
Spyridon Christos Pantelias 28 Relationships TT Hellenic Postbank S.A.
Michail Siamidis 10 Relationships TT Hellenic Postbank S.A.
Aristides Pittas 10 Relationships TT Hellenic Postbank S.A.
Christos Varsamis 10 Relationships TT Hellenic Postbank S.A.

Executive Committees* – Tt Hellenic Postbank S.A. (TT)

Committee Name Chairperson Board Relationships Members
Audit Committee Michail Siamidis 10 Relationships 3 Executives
*Data is at least as current as the most recent Definitive Proxy.

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