JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has reaffirmed the entity ratings of Indus Dyeing and Manufacturing Co Ltd (IDMC) at ‘A+/A-1’ (Single A Plus/A-One).
Outlook on the assigned ratings is ‘Stable’.
IDMC operates under the umbrella of Indus Group of Companies. The core business activity of the company is to manufacture and sell yarn to both local and international players. The company’s production units are located in Karachi, Hyderabad and Muzaffargarh comprising around 180,000 spindles. The group has interests in greige fabric and home textile in addition to the aforementioned manufacture and sale of yarn. The group also plans to diversify its operations into wind energy.
Ratings assigned to IDMC take into account the company’s established track record in the textile spinning industry, improving profitability profile, sound liquidity indicators and manageable leverage indicators. However, ratings are constrained by cyclicality in earnings profile. Going forward, improvement in profitability is expected to emanate from favorable selling price on the back of rupee devaluation. IDMC’s sales are also expected to be impacted by changes in export prices resulting from rupee devaluation.
Gross profit of IDMC for the ongoing year and FY17 increased owing to favorable price adjustment in selling price relative to cost. Resultantly, there was a favorable impact on the Funds From Operations (FFO) in relation to long-term debt multiples of IDMC. Additionally, the debt servicing ability of the company slightly declined in the ongoing year due to higher principal repayment. Given the significant take up of short-term borrowing on the back of cotton procurement and the relatively lesser increase in the equity profile of IDMC, leverage indicators also slightly weakened for the current year.
Going forward, the financial profile of IDMC is susceptible to industry risk whereby adverse changes in the yarn prices will directly impact the profitability margins, says the rating agency. “The investment of IDMC in wind energy is expected to positively impact the bottom line of the company,” the report added.