- Published: January 2012
- Region: India
Summary: NTPC Ltd.
- ID: 1782678
- April 2010
- Standard & Poors
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The rating on NTPC Ltd. reflects its dominant market position, cost-competitive operations, favorable regulatory environment and strong cash flow measures and liquidity. These strengths are offset by aggressive capital expenditure plans, weak credit quality of customers, and India's (BBB-/Stable/A-3) country and macroeconomic risk. The rating is below our assessment of NTPC's stand-alone credit profile of 'BBB' to reflect our expectation of potential negative intervention from the government if it comes under significant fiscal or external stress. NTPC is India's largest power company with an installed capacity of more than 31,000 MW (including about 2,800 MW through joint ventures) spread across the country as of March 31, 2010. The company registered revenue of more than Indian rupee (INR) 465 billion for...
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