By Ashish Agrawal

India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has affirmed Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited’s (NFCL) Long-Term Issuer Rating at ‘IND D’. The instrument-wise rating actions are given below:

Instrument Type

Date of Issuance

Coupon Rate

Maturity Date

Size of Issue (billion)

Rating

Rating Action

Fund-based limit (Long-term)

-

-

-

INR8.03

IND D

Affirmed

Non-fund-based limit (Short-term)

-

-

-

INR11.80

IND D

Affirmed

Long-term loans

-

-

FY21-FY24

INR4.73

IND D

Affirmed


KEY RATING DRIVERS

The affirmation reflects NFCL’s continued delays in debt servicing during the 12 months ended March 2020, due to its tight liquidity position.


RATING SENSITIVITIES

Positive: Timely debt servicing for three consecutive months could result in a positive rating action.


COMPANY PROFILE

Established in 1987, NFCL manufactures and supplies plant nutrients. The company has two urea plants in Andhra Pradesh, with total capacity of 1.19mmtpa. It also trades in other fertilisers such as di-ammonium phosphate, mono-ammonium phosphate, muriate of potash, water soluble fertilisers, micronutrients, bio-products, customised fertilisers, and seeds.

 

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

 

Particulars

9MFY20

FY19

FY18

Revenue (INR billion)

12.8

19.4

39.2

EBITDA (INR billion)

-0.6

-1.4

3.3

EBITDA margin (%)

-4.8

-7.1

8.3

Interest coverage (x)

-0.2x

-0.4x

1.1x

Source: NFCL, Ind-Ra



RATING HISTORY

Instrument Type

Current Rating

Historical Rating

Rating Type

Rated Limits (billion)

Rating

24 April 2019

20 February 2018

30 December 2016

Issuer rating

Long-term

-

IND D

IND D

IND D

IND D

Fund based limit

Long-term

INR8.03

IND D

IND D

IND D

IND D

Non-fund based limit

Short-term

INR11.80

IND D

IND D

IND D

IND D

Long-term loans

Long-term

INR4.73

IND D

IND D

IND D

IND D



COMPLEXITY LEVEL OF INSTRUMENTS

For details on the complexity levels of the instruments, please visit https://www.indiaratings.co.in/complexity-indicators.
 

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Analyst Names

  • Primary Analyst

    Ashish Agrawal

    Senior Analyst
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