Press Release

VIS Maintains Entity Ratings of M.K.Sons (Pvt) Limited
 

Karachi, March 5, 2021: VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (VIS) has maintained the entity ratings of M.K.Sons (Pvt.) Limited (MKSL) at ‘A-/A-2’ (Single A Minus/A-Two). The medium to long-term rating of ‘A-’ signifies good credit quality with strong protection factors. Moreover, risk factors may vary with possible changes in economy. The short-term rating of ‘A-2’ denotes good certainty of timely payments coupled with sound liquidity and company fundamentals. Outlook on the assigned ratings has been revised from ‘Rating Watch-Negative’ to ‘Stable’. The previous rating action was announced on April 27, 2021.
The ratings assigned to MKSL take into account the company’s presence in export oriented value-added textile segment, positive momentum in profitability on a timeline basis, sound liquidity and reasonable experience of management team in the relevant industry. Ratings also incorporate sound financial risk profile as manifested in enhancement of margins and comfortable debt service coverages. Further, owing to reduction in benchmark rates, the financing cost for the company has reduced, reflecting positively on the bottom line. Given improvement in the company’s operational performance owing to pandemic led boom in textile sector during the period under review, the outlook assigned to MKSL’s ratings has been revised to ‘Stable’. Even though concerns of a more wave of Covid-19 remain elevated, VIS expects the order book for the industry to remain strong in the ongoing year, subsiding business risk concerns. However, the ratings remain sensitive to relatively high leverage indicators. The ratings are dependent on maintenance of margins, realization of projected targets, product diversification and incremental cash flow generation from recent capital expenditure coupled with evolution of sector dynamics post ongoing pandemic.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Ms. Maham Qasim (042-35723411-13, Ext. 8010) and/or the undersigned at 021-35311861-66 or email at info@vis.com.pk mailto:info@vis.com.pk.





Faryal Ahmed Faheem
Deputy CEO

Applicable rating criterion: Corporates (May 2019)
https://www.vis.com.pk/kc-meth.aspx

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