Ratings

This page details the ratings awarded to the Company by the following credit rating agencies: Dominion Bond Rating Service (henceforth "DBRS"), Fitch Ratings ,Ireland  (henceforth "Fitch"), Moody's Investors Service España, S.A. (henceforth "Moody's"), S&P Global Ratings Europe limited, Ireland (henceforth "Standard & Poor's") Gesellschaft für Bonitätsbeurteilung mbH (henceforth “GBB-Rating”) and Scope Ratings (henceforth “Scope”).

Table of Ratings by Agency

Agency Long Term Short Term Outlook Reports
DBRS A
(High)
R-1
(Middle)
Stable September 2023 pdf 61 Kb October 2022 pdf 400 Kb December 2021 pdf 390 Kb
Fitch A-
(Senior A)
F2
(Senior F1)
Stable December 2023 pdf 303 Kb October 2023 pdf 342 Kb September 2023 pdf 177 Kb
Moody's A2 P-1 Stable July 2023 pdf 219 Kb January 2023 pdf 1,28 Mb July 2022 pdf 2,56 Mb
Standard & Poor's A+ A-1 Stable October 2023 pdf  2 Mb July 2022 pdf  142 Kb March 2022 pdf  142 Kb
JCR Japan A+ - Stable December 2022 pdf 413 Kb December 2021 pdf 413 Kb November 2020 pdf 416 Kb
Scope AA- S-1+ Stable September 2021 pdf 116 Kb September 2019 pdf 132 Kb March 2018 pdf 298 Kb
GBB-Rating A+ - Stable May 2021 pdf 390 Kb May 2020 pdf 800 Kb May 2019 pdf 705 Kb
EthiFinance Ratings A - Stable December 2022 pdf 542 Kb December 2021 pdf 433 Kb December 2020 pdf 784 Kb

The credit rating can be revised, cancelled or withdrawn at any time by the ratings agency.

The aforementioned credit ratings are only an estimation and should not prevent potential investors in bonds issued by the company from undertaking their own analysis of the Company or the bonds it issues.

The long term debt rating categories used by the aforementioned agencies are as follows:

Agencia Moody's Standard & Poors Fitch DBRS
Investment Category Aaa
Aa
A
Baa
AAA
AA
A
BBB
AAA
AA
A
BBB
AAA
AA
A
BBB
Especulative Category Ba
B
Caa
Ca
C
BB
B
CCC
C
C
BB
B
CCC
CC
C
BB
B
CCC
CC
C

Moody's assignes numeric modifiers 1, 2 and 3 to each generic ratings classification from Aa through B. The modifier 1 indicates that the obligation ranks in the higher end of its generic rating category; the modifier 2 indicates a mid-range ranking and the modifier 3 indicates a ranking in the lower end of that generic rating category.

Standard & Poor's applies a plus (+) or minus (-) sign in categories AA through CCC to show relative standing within the major rating categories.

Fitch applies these same signs from the AAA category. The short term debt rating categories used by these agencies are as follows:

Moody's Standard & Poors Fitch DBRS
Prime-1
Prime-2
Prime-3
A-1
A-2
A-3
B
C
F1
F2
F3
B
C
R-1
R-2
R-3
R-4
R-5

Standard & Poor's and Fitch both apply a plus sign (+) within the categories A-1 and F1.

These credit ratings do not constitute a recommendation to buy, sell or subscribe to the bonds issued by the Company. The credit rating can be revised, cancelled or withdrawn at any time by the ratings agency.

The aforementioned credit ratings are only an estimation and should not prevent potential investors in bonds issued by the company from undertaking their own analysis of the Company or the bonds it issues.