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JCR-VIS Assigns Entity Ratings to R.F.J. Equity (Private) Limited
 

Karachi, December 1, 2015: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Ltd. (JCR-VIS) has assigned initial entity rating to R.F.J Equity (Private) Limited (REL) of ‘BB/A-3’ (Double B/A-Three). Outlook on the assigned ratings is ‘Stable’.

Incorporated in 2006, REL has a mandate to conduct equity brokerage and underwriting services. Since inception, REL has maintained limited business activity and is principally engaged in provision of small-scale underwriting activities; no brokerage business is conducted by the company. Resultantly, revenue of REL has largely emanated from underwriting during the year with further support provided by return on investments. Ratings are constrained by low revenue stream along with limited underwriting capacity on account of small capital base. Given capital injection and sizeable unrealized gain on investments, the company’s equity base amounted to Rs. 85.7m. Investment portfolio depicts significant concentration with exposure in limited number of scrips at year end.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact the undersigned (Ext: 501) or Mr. Jamal Abbas Zaidi (Ext: 516) at (021)35311861-71 or fax to (021)35311872-3.




Javed Callea
Advisor

Applicable Rating Criteria: Methodology - Securities Firms Rating (May 2015)

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