MUMBAI, (GNI): Srei Equipment Finance Limited (“SEFL”), one of India’s largest equipment financing institutions, today announced that CARE Ratings has upgraded its rating on the company’s Long term Facilities to ‘CARE AA’ with Stable Outlook enhanced from ‘CARE AA-‘ with Positive Outlook.
The rating upgrade factors the overall improvement in the financial risk profile of SEFL marked by significant growth in disbursements in financial 2017-18 (refers to the period April 1 to March 31), improvement in profitability, collection efficiency and asset quality indicators.The rating upgrade also factors in continuous reduction in net non-performing assets (“NPAs”)standard restructured assets, assets acquired in satisfaction of debt and repossessed assets as a percentage of networth.
The ratings are strengthened from the company’s established position and expertise in construction and mining equipment (“CME”) financing segment, experienced promoters, well-established business network with large customer base and presence of the group across the industry value chain.
Commenting on the rating upgrade, Devendra Kumar Vyas, CEO, SEFL, said: “The rating upgrade reaffirms SEFL’s continued dedication to create maximum value for our stakeholders. Our nearly three decades of market experience, ability to assess risks efficiently and strong business model based on customer centricity have helped us grow profitably. We believe that we are strongly placed to derive value from the on-going growth in the infrastructure sector due to favourable macro environment arising from the government’s focus in this area. This upgrade is a result of strong business fundamentals and will help us in diversification of resource base and reduce cost of funds,” stated in the press release. Ends