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AES Panama S. A. Apr 09 Product Image

AES Panama S. A. Apr 09

  • ID: 1833932
  • April 2009
  • Region: Panama
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
Strong profitability Stable cash flow due to diversified long-term purchase-power agreements signed with the three distribution companies in Panama Attractive and business-friendly regulatory framework Strong and increasing energy demand in Panama Availability to generate electricity at the lowest cost Exposure to hydrological conditions (drought seasons) High leverage due to the investments needed to upgrade and repower facilities High energy prices that could affect distribution companies' collection rates High dividend payments projected from 2009 on Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' 'BBB-' rating on AES Panama S.A. reflects the company's strong profitability, projected cash-flow stability as a result of the somewhat diversified long-term purchase-power agreements signed with the three distribution companies in Panama, the growing prospects for power consumption in Panama, and...

Companies mentioned in this report are: AES Panama, S. A.,AES Corp. (The)
Action: Review

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