Solicited Corporate Credit Rating for NEWATT S.R.L.: A3 (Upgrade)
modefinance published the Solicited Corporate Credit Rating of NEWATT S.R.L. on the website and the rating assigned to the entity is A3 (Upgrade). The analysis revealed that the Company has a strong capacity to meet its commitment on financial obligations.
The company NEWATT S.R.L. was founded in 2015 and is an active player in the energy sector, within it acts as a supply chain partner of small Italian energy resellers and production operators, concentrating its business in Northern Italy.
The growth in the number of small operators has represented a market opportunity for the Company: it supports resellers though services such as Supply Chain Management (Supply Balancing and Portfolio Management), Distribution Management, Transmission and Dispatching, and access to regulated or OTC markets. In addition to above, the Company has been constantly monitoring Merger & Acquisition opportunities, which have been instrumental in the formation of actual Group.
Key Rating Assumptions
The Group presents an adequate economic and financial situation, characterized by solid levels of profitability, especially in terms of return on equity.
Regarding solvency, the company expresses a correct composition of financing sources, with residual exposure to the financial system. This is also related to good management of credit lines. The financial balance between current assets and current liabilities appears correct. From a dynamic point of view, the incidence of commercial receivables on current assets remains high.
The governance and control system is confirmed to be adequate, with a collegial form for the administrative body, flanked by an internal control body, having a monocratic form. The governance still lacks of an external control body. The group structure appears to be constantly changing, but the relationships between different companies are clearly defined.
In terms of size and profitability, the Company ranks above the 70th percentile in the distribution of comparable companies, while perfectly aligned with the 60th percentile is the performance related to solvency. The peer group shows an appreciable strengthening of its overall health with weak, but shrinking leverage values matched by a contained sector financial debt.
The peer group’s financial balance appears healthy, while profitability is strengthening. The energy sector shows an appreciable recovery after the period of uncertainty experienced during the gas supply crisis, although the situation needs to be monitored and such as to reward the most vigilant companies. The economic growth appears modest in 2023, but macroeconomic data could be revised upward later in the year.
In the following table, the addressing factors, actions or events that could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade are summarized:
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