April 06, 2016 | Cbonds
|Moody's Investors Service has today assigned first-time Caa2 Long-term Issuer and Corporate Family Ratings to Raiffeisen Leasing Aval. The outlook on the ratings is stable. Concurrently, the rating agency has affirmed the company's B2.ua National Scale Issuer and Corporate Family Ratings.|
Raiffiesen Leasing Aval's (RLA) ratings are driven by its very weak standalone credit profile and very high level of support from its parent Raiffeisen Bank Aval (caa3 BCA/Caa2 stable LC deposit rating). RLA is a highly integrated subsidiary of its parent and operates as Raiffeisen Bank Aval's leasing division. Almost all of the company's funding is provided by the parent bank. Therefore RLA's Caa2 ratings are in line with the local currency deposit ratings of Raiffeisen Bank Aval.
RLA's very weak standalone credit profile is constrained by the highly challenging operating environment in Ukraine, weak asset quality, low liquidity cushion and lack of shareholders' equity (the company is not required by regulations to maintain a minimum capital ratio).
WHAT COULD MOVE RATINGS UP OR DOWN
RLAs ratings will likely move in tandem with the ratings Raiffeisen Bank Aval.
The principal methodology used in these ratings was Finance Companies published in October 2015. Please see the Rating Methodologies page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.
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