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Banco De Oro - EPCI Inc. Jan 08
Standard & Poors, January 2008
Strong market position as the second-largest domestic bank. Increasingly diversified business and earnings profile following completion of merger. Weak asset quality although expected to improve through rehabilitation and recovery efforts. Downward pressure on capitalization. The counterparty credit ratings on Banco de Oro - EPCI Inc. (BDO-EPCI) reflect the bank's strengthened market position and franchise within the Philippine banking industry, and its increasingly diversified business and earnings profile. While the enlarged market presence and distribution network places BDO-EPCI at a stronger competitive position in its corporate, mid-market, and consumer businesses, these strengths are moderated by downward pressure on capitalization arising from the comparatively inferior asset quality of the merged bank's enlarged loan book. BDO-EPCI is majority owned by the SM Group...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Banco De Oro Unibank Inc. (Unsolicited Ratings),Philippines (Republic of)
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Banco De Oro Unibank Inc. (Unsolicited Ratings),Philippines (Republic of)