Cirtek earns an outstanding ranking from the independent platform Philratings

Jan 13, 2021

Cirtek earns an outstanding ranking from the independent platform Philratings

PinoyDesk By Juan Castro

CIRTEK Holdings Philippines Corp. has been given a PRS A mark by local debt monitor Philippine Rating Services Corp. (PhilRatings) in favor of its commercial paper up to P2 billion.

In a statement on Tuesday, PhilRatings reported that it gave Cirtek a PRS A (corp.) credit rating for the company’s three-year commercial paper registration. The ranking provides a positive outlook for the sector, which indicates that it will stay constant for the next 12 months.

PRS A (corp.) ranking firms had an above-average capacity to fulfill their respective financial requirements similar to most municipal businesses. However, the ranking therefore indicates that the business is far more vulnerable to unfavorable shifts in economic conditions. Cirtek aims to collect up to P2 billion by the issuing of commercial paperwork to refinance debt and support labor capital needs.

Cirtek earned the rating due to its sustainable liquidity and capitalization rate, track record, solid control departments and client base, increased profit margin amid low sales, and the volatile and cyclical existence of the electronics industry, the local debt watcher said.

“The level of capitalization of the company also remained manageable, with its debt-to-equity ratio stable at 1.1x at the end of 1919 and remaining roughly unchanged at the end of September 2020,” said PhilRatings.

“Cirtek is expected to achieve a much more conservative capital structure in the future, given its planned equity raising activities and the ongoing payment of existing debt,” he said.

PhilRatings noted that, as of September 2020, Cirtek’s combined sales declined from $16.5 million to $59.5 million year-on-year, largely due to the reduced revenue share of Quintel’s subsidiary.

The local debt watcher added that Cirtek’s net profits for the nine-month period fell from 1.7% year-on-year to $3.6 million, although Cirtek’s net profit margin rose to 6.1% from January to September 2020.

“At the end of September 2020, the liquidity position of Cirtek remained satisfactory, with its current ratio and the acid test ratio at 1.1x and 0.5x, respectively,” said PhilRatings.

Cirtek is a multinational technology corporation that specializes on wireless networking and has commercial interests in producing and distributing semiconductor kits and other technology items.

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