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Research Update: S&PCORRECT: SBAB Cut To 'A+/A-1' On Earnings Pressure And Market Share Decline; Outlook Neg
Standard & Poors, November 2008
On Nov. 26, 2008, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its long-term counterparty credit ratings on Sweden-based Sveriges Bostadsfinansieringsaktiebolag, SBAB (publ) to 'A+' from 'AA-' and its short-term ratings to 'A-1' from 'A-1+'. The outlook is negative. The downgrade reflects increased pressure on SBAB's earnings capacity resulting from higher funding costs and a weakening of its share of and franchise in the Swedish mortgage lending market. For the nine months to Sept. 30, 2008, SBAB reported a ratio of pre-tax profit to average risk assets of 0.44%, a significant drop from 0.71% for full-year 2006 (2007 was negatively impacted by mark-to-market losses). As at Sept, 2008, SBAB's market share in the Swedish retail market had declined to 7.6% from about...
Companies mentioned in this report are: SBAB Bank AB (publ)
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