Share watch: the way back seems hard for a well-known German giant

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    Invaluable character Lady Bracknell of Oscar Wilde would say a word about what is happening to the giant German concern ThyssenKrupp (TK). In a 10-day period, the company not only lost its CEO, but also Chairman. Lady Bracknell almost certainly bristled, and described it as “carelessness”.
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Invaluable character Lady Bracknell of Oscar Wilde would say a word about what is happening to the giant German concern ThyssenKrupp (TK). In a 10-day period, the company not only lost its CEO, but also Chairman. Lady Bracknell almost certainly bristled, and described it as “carelessness”.

Invaluable character Lady Bracknell of Oscar Wilde would say a word about what is happening to the giant German concern ThyssenKrupp (TK). In a 10-day period, the company not only lost its CEO, but also Chairman. Lady Bracknell almost certainly bristled, and described it as “carelessness”.

A good Lady would make any sense, because thyssenkrupp is one of the more well-known global conglomerates, manufacturer of steel, machine tools, submarines, parts of vehicles, and is regarded as a ‘champion’ in the German Republic.

Corporate chaos arose when the Chairman of the panel, Professor Ulrich Lehner, resigned only 10 days after the Director-General, Hiesing Henry, left.

The Professor insisted on his resignation drew attention to the behavior of the activist shareholders and the possibility of the loss of many jobs as a result of their actions. Resignations quickly followed the selection of the metallurgical division of the company, which got activists infuriated.

Last year, the office has come under fire from those critics of the shareholder, especially Cevian Capital, which holds 18pc stake.

Cevian was registered in the beginning of this year we have a corporate raider Elliott, who bought a 3pc stake in the company. Both saw ThyssenKrupp as was too focused on her fusion of steel and, consequently, there is no purpose in it other businesses. Cevian took a constructive approach, trying to convince the leadership that it requires a new strategy. According to prof Lehner, Elliot was more aggressive, obstructionist and undermining trust from the management.

In resignation the Chairman also said critics are engaged in psycho-terror. He claimed that she refuses to lie, persecution of families because of resignations and causing leaders in the psychiatric consultation. Elliot denied it and threatened legal action.

As the CEO and Chairman was in favor of conservation groups, many activities under one roof, which put them in conflict with Cevian and Elliot, who advocates the dismantling of the structures of organizational-technological component, elevators, industrial solutions, material solutions, and, until recently, of steel, and replace it with a new one. They want more focused, efficient and skillful operation. Today, both groups of investors are not looking for the collapse of the group.

Very public joint stock company altercation occurred only a few days after the group left the steel industry. It was a very important decision for the group, given that steel is the epitome of the company. Already Krupp steel in Essen since Napoleon.

After years of negotiations, the group agreed to joint venture its European business, since Indian steel group Tata. Given the state of the steel industry in Europe, with its volatility and capacity, the tie makes industrial sense. However, Elliot was opposed to the deal and accused the management of selling operations too cheap.

Given the difference between investors and senior management, stock price is not surprising fall.

Today shares are trading below €20 per share, which is far from €45 per share ten years ago. Sales last year amounted to €41 billion, two-thirds in the EU, with Germany as the main output.

Unfortunately, the group suffered losses of €650 million, is clearly unacceptable to investors. In the last quarter, the group posted net loss due to problems in the industrial business solutions. The market value of the group is now down to 12.5 billion euros. Unlike its competitor in the Elevator business Finnish company kone, which has a market value of two metallkomplekt-m, 10pcs profitability, net profit of nearly 1 billion euros.

So while not everyone will like, then shareholders may have a point. Possible recovery of the stock, but it will take time.

Nothing in this article shall not be construed as a recommendation, Express or implied, to purchase any of the shares.

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