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VIS Reaffirms Entity Ratings of Fast Cables Limited

Karachi, December 17, 2019: VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (VIS) has reaffirmed the entity ratings of Fast Cables Limited (FCL) at ‘A-/A-2’ (Single A Minus/A-Two). The medium to long-term rating of ‘A-’ signifies good credit quality with strong protection factors. Moreover, risk factors may vary with possible changes in economy. The short-term rating of ‘A-2’ denotes good certainty of timely payments coupled with sound liquidity and company fundamentals. Outlook on the assigned ratings is ‘Stable’. The previous rating action was announced on December 27, 2018.

The ratings assigned to FCL take into account its position as one of the significant cable and wiring manufacturers in terms of market share. The ratings draw comfort from positive momentum in sales, higher profit margins and adequate coverages. The management’s focus on product diversification and improving operational efficiencies augur well for the company. Albeit, inherent business risk pertaining to volatility in raw material prices and rupee depreciation is considered manageable, the same remains an important factor for the ratings. Being imperative rating drivers, liquidity and debt leverage needs to be monitored closely, going forward.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Ms. Tayyaba Ijaz at (042-35723411-13, Ext. 8004) and/or the undersigned at (021-35311861-66, Ext. 201) or email at

Jamal Abbas Zaidi

Applicable rating criterion: Corporates (May 2019)

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