Cross-Market Commentary: Without Chavez, Will Previously Reluctant Foreign Buyers Rush Into Venezuela? Mar 13
- Language: English
- Published: March 2013
- Region: Venezuela
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The rating on C.A. La Electricidad De Caracas (EDC) reflects a deterioration of its stand-alone credit profile (SACP), which we recently revised to 'b-' from 'b'. The downgrade resulted from a sharp decline in EDC's profitability and cash flow generation as it adjusted to a new payroll base representing an approximately 86% increase in operating costs since 2009. Further, EDC's lack of a rate-setting policy that fully compensates it for all cost increases have constrained its top-line growth, and the current power outages and the energy savings policy that the government has implemented decreased the company's sales volumes in 2009 and 2010. Although EDC doesn't benefit from a formal guarantee from Petr-leos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA; B+/Stable/--) or the Venezuelan...
Companies mentioned in this report are: C.A. La Electricidad De Caracas ,Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.
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