Press Release

VIS Maintains Entity Ratings of Al Nasr Textiles Limited

Karachi, April 28, 2020: VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (VIS) has maintained the entity ratings of Al Nasr Textiles Limited (ANTL) at ‘A-/A-2’ (Single A Minus/A-Two). The assigned ratings have been placed on ‘Rating Watch-Developing’ status. The medium to long-term rating of ‘A-’ denotes good credit quality with adequate 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. The previous rating action was announced on April 30, 2019.

ANTL is a medium-sized textile spinning unit primarily involved in production and trading of high quality cotton yarn. ANTL is a subsidiary of Pak Kuwait Textiles Limited (PKTL), which holds an equity stake of 96.8% in the company. Sales were entirely local during FY19, while exports had remained marginal over the last few years.

The revision in rating outlook reflects prevailing uncertainty in textile sector dynamics due to coronavirus outbreak, prolonged lockdown, overall contraction in demand and challenging economic environment. It is expected that the entire value chain of the textile industry will be impacted by these developments. Status of the assigned rating is therefore uncertain as an event of deviation from expected trend has occurred; additional information will be necessary to take any further rating action, warranting a ‘Rating Watch-Developing’ status. Given the low leveraged capital structure and sound financial profile, it is expected that ratings will remain stable post recovery of the ongoing situation; nevertheless, as scenario is evolving rapidly, VIS will closely monitor and will accordingly take action to resolve the outlook status.

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

Faryal Ahmad Faheem
Deputy CEO

Applicable rating criterion: Corporates (May 2019)

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