the agency announced on April 29. The change reflects the company’s weakened liquidity position, according to the agency’s assessments. As of April, Ukrainian Railway’s liquidity coverage ratio, calculated as available undrawn lines of credit and cash/scheduled repayments, was less than 1x. “The company’s immediate liquidity position is insufficient to offset expected repayments of a local bank loan (USD116 million or equivalent UAH 3,225 million) maturing on 30 May. The company’s available immediate liquidity (as of 26 April 2021) is UAH 3,130 million,” according to Fitch.
“The Long-term Local Currency IDR of MHP SE at ‘B +’ reflects a growing share of profits outside the country, as well as a strong business profile of MHP with a reasonable scale and vertical integration, which leads to high operating profitability”, – stated in the message by Fitch on Friday. Fitch stressed that MHP has a strong business and financial profile, in line with its peers in the ‘BB’ rating category, but the operating environment in Ukraine limits its long-term IDR.