Press Release

JCR-VIS reaffirms entity ratings of Ittehad Chemicals Limited at A-/A-2
 

Karachi, April 9, 2009: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has reaffirmed the medium to long-term entity rating of Ittehad Chemicals Limited (ICL) at ‘A-’ (Single A Minus) and short-term rating at ‘A-2’ (A-Two). Rating Outlook is ‘Stable’.

The rating has been reaffirmed in view of improved risk profile preceded by overall debt restructuring. After undergoing aggressive expansion during FY2005-06, the company had accumulated significant debt that was reduced subsequently. While cash generation from operations had been stressed on account of demand constraints, some improvement was witnessed in half year of FY09. Consolidation of operations will be a key determinant of future business viability. JCR-VIS believes that the company can revisit its cost structure and generate further efficiencies through business reengineering.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Mr. Safdar Kazi (safdar@jcrvis.com.pk) or Ms. Sabeen Saleem (sabeen@jcrvis.com.pk) at 5311861-70 or fax to 5311873.



Syed Ziauddin Ahmed
Advisor

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