Itaúsa or Itausa SAO:ITSA3 SAO:ITSA4 is a Brazilian conglomerate that controls a number of major financial, real estate and industrial institutions. Its main asset is the 36.6% stake it has in Itau Unibanco Holding SA, the largest financial institution in South America in terms of assets and one of the largest in terms of market value (over $100 billion USD ranking ninth worldwide), present in 1100 cities in Brazil and even more abroad in 11 other countries. Another world leader is subsidiary Duratex, the largest manufacturerer of panels in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2010 Itausa rose in the Fortune 2000 international rankings going from 163 to 82. Forbes cited strong growth in the company's revenue (67.5%), profits (94%), assets (29.2%) and market value (111.9%). Being highly diversified (investments are spread across many industries, from banking to the manufacture and maintenance of microcomputers and banking machines (Itautec), bathroom fittings (Duratex) to a third party supplier of chemical products) and international makes Itausa less risky because it has exposure to more than one market and economic sector.
Wholly owned subsidiary Itautec has in only 30 years of existence become a top 10 owner of ATM banking machines (that are maintained by its own network of assistance providers).
The predecessor companies that formed Itausa in 2008 were founded in 1965. The company is also involved in the production of chemicals such as Butanol, Hexyl Alcohols and Hexanoic Acids through subsidiary Elexeiroz (still relatively small with a 2009 gross revenue of USD 355 million (exchange rate of 2.008).
Shown in the graph to the right is the contribution to Itausa's total assets, operating revenue and market value by each of the major companies it has an interest in. The market value was found by taking the fraction of the total for each company based on Itausa ownership interest.
|using fx rates|
|Change % (9M)|
|ROE (shareholders equity)||30.2%||28.8%||14.4%||22.1%||20.9%||22.5%||7.66%|
|net income (hldg comp)||2,057.80||1,840.16||2,194.57||1,957.2||1,326.88||1,895.03||42.82%|
Banco Bradesco Brazil's 2nd largest bank.