Cash flows and the Group’s credit line needs are managed in order to guarantee

  • an effective and efficient management of the financial resources
  • the optimisation of debt’s maturity standpoint

The liquidity risk arises from the possibility that available financial resources are not sufficient to cover, in due times and procedures, future payments arising from financial and/or commercial obligations. To deal with these risks, cash flows and the Group’s credit line needs are monitored or managed centrally under the control of the Group’s Treasury in order to guarantee an effective and efficient management of the financial resources as well as optimise the debt’s maturity standpoint.

In addition, the Parent Company finances the temporary cash requirements of Group companies by providing direct short-term loans regulated in market conditions or guarantees.

As of 31 December 2017, the Group had a liquidity of €/000 128,067, €/000 202,500 of undrawn irrevocable credit lines and €/000 136,378 of revocable credit lines, as detailed below:

In thousands of Euros As of 31 December 2017As of 31 December 2016
Variable rate with maturity within one year - irrevocable until maturity170,000  
Variable rate with maturity beyond one year - irrevocable until maturity32,500170,457
Variable rate with maturity within one year - cash revocable117,378104,290
Variable rate with maturity within one year - with revocation for self-liquidating typologies19,00019,000
Total undrawn credit lines338,878293,747 
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