Research Update: Rome's Transport Operator ATAC Ratings Lowered To 'BBB+/A-2' After Similar Action On City; Outlook Negative Feb 12
- Language: English
- Published: February 2012
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The rating on the Italian City of Rome principally reflects the extraordinary financial support received by the city, in the form of -500 million in additional annual state transfers (15% of operating revenues) in recognition of its capital status, as well as the transfer of the city's past liabilities to a separate administration "gestione commissariale," established by the central government, and the access to cash advances from Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SpA (CDP; A+/Stable/A-1+) or other banks, to fund such liabilities. Outside of this extraordinary support, Rome's economic and financial characteristics remain in line with those of peers at the 'A' rating level, with a strong economy but a high consolidated debt burden, a rigid budget structure, and large capital...
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