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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV FCAU

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Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot Shareholders Vote to Merge

Richard Hilgert Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Richard Hilgert |

No-moat rated Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot Citroen announced Jan. 4 that the shareholders of each company voted in special meetings to approve their merger into Stellantis. The companies expect the merger to close on Saturday, Jan. 16, with Stellantis shares trading in Europe on Monday, Jan. 18 and on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Jan. 19. In our view, the market has discounted the shares of both companies on concerns over high spending for vehicle electrification, management’s ability to deliver on its cost savings target, and Fiat Chrysler debt, which has increased to EUR 26.4 billion at the end of the third quarter 2020 from EUR 12.9 billion at year-end 2019 due to COVID-19. We think the market has valued Stellantis as though fundamentals will only deteriorate from historic levels.

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Company Profile

Business Description

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles makes passenger vehicles and light trucks. Its brands include Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Lancia, Maserati, and Ram. The company also owns Comau, which makes industrial robots. Comau is to be separated after the closing of the merger with Peugeot.

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25 St. James's Street
London, SW1A 1HA, Netherlands
T +44 2077660311
Sector Consumer Cyclical
Industry Auto Manufacturers
Most Recent Earnings Sep 30, 2020
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2020
Stock Type
Employees 191,752

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