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Summary: Envestra Ltd. Nov 11
Standard & Poors, November 2011
The ratings on Envestra Ltd. reflect our view of the group's natural-monopoly Australian gas-distribution networks, which are spread mainly over the Australian states of Victoria, South Australia, and Queensland. Also underpinning the ratings are the stable and simple operations, as well as the transparent and established regulatory regimes that we consider to be supportive of Envestra's business. Partially offsetting these strengths are Envestra's aggressive financial profile, exposure to volumetric risk and upcoming regulatory reset risk in relation to its Victorian network. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services views Envestra's business profile as "excellent", predominantly based on Envestra's natural-monopoly operations and the high economic barriers to entry for alternate providers. Its large and diversified retail customer base supports revenue stability, with 96%...
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- Envestra Ltd.
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- Envestra Ltd.