Press Release

JCR-VIS Revises Entity Ratings of Shaheen Air International Limited
 

Karachi, June 07, 2018: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has revised the entity ratings of Shaheen Air International Limited (SAI) from ‘A-/A-2’ (Single A Minus/ A-Two) to ‘BBB/A-3’ (Triple B/ A- Three). Outlook on the assigned ratings continues to be ‘Negative’. Previous rating action was announced on March 1, 2018.

Revision in ratings incorporates continuity of losses in the ongoing year primarily on account of higher fuel prices and rupee depreciation. SAI had incurred a sizeable loss in FY17 due to delays in permission from regulator to increase frequency on existing routes and losses incurred on selected routes. Given the trend in losses, liquidity profile and capitalization indicators have continued to weaken on a timeline basis and are no longer commensurate with the previously assigned ratings. Going forward, continuity of trend in losses may result in further pressure on the assigned ratings. JCR-VIS will also continue to monitor level of borrowings mobilized and its impact on profitability and capitalization indicators.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact the undersigned (Ext: 201) at 92-21-35311861-70 or fax to 92-21-35311873.




Javed Callea
Advisor

Applicable Rating Criteria: Industrial Corporates (May 2016)
http://www.jcrvis.com.pk/docs/Corporate-Methodology-201605.pdf

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