Corporate Credit Rating 2023 for STAR7 SPA: B1 (Affirm)

Press release 13 July 2023

Solicited Corporate Credit Rating for STAR7 SPA: B1 (Affirm)

modefinance published the Solicited Corporate Credit Rating of STAR7 S.P.A. on the website and the rating assigned to the entity is B1 (Affirm). The analysis revealed it is a company with adequate economic and financial situation, capable of facing adverse economic conditions in the medium and long term.

STAR7 S.P.A. operates in the sector of translation and interpreting, automation of translation processes and language technologies, technical editing and content engineering, dedicated IT development and print-on-demand. It was established in 2000 as an Italian branch of Star Group, but over the years the Company has built its independence within its reference sector, thanks to its wide range of related services, that make it one of Europe’s leading players today. Since 2021, the Company has listed its shares on the Italian Stock Exchange. 

Key Rating Assumptions

The Company presents a satisfactory economic and financial situation, characterized by growing profitability indicators and by a correct balance between current assets and current liabilities. On the solvency side, the Company managed to reduce liabilities having a financial nature, despite which the financial leverage still records a weak value. The reduction in cash and cash equivalents can be attributed to new investments, operated alongside the reduction of dependence on the financial system. However, the operational management is able to generate new liquidity. The management of the credit lines appears optimal.

The Governance and control system is aligned with best practices, while the corporate structure is articulated yet consistent with the Group’s presence in various international markets. Looking at the Company’s positioning in the reference peer group, the company still retains the top position in terms of turnover, where as solvency appears meager, just above the 20th percentile. In terms of profitability, the Company ranks right above the 50th percentile of the analysis sample distribution. Overall, the peer group shows an adequate state of health in all considered areas, although a declining ROE against a stronger capital base. 

Sensitivity Analysis

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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The quality of the information available on the rated entity and used to determine the present rating was judged by modefinance as satisfactory. Please note that modefinance does not perform any audit activity and is not in a position to guarantee the accuracy of any information used and/or reported in the present document. As such, modefinance can accept no liability whatsoever for actions taken based on any information that may subsequently prove to be incorrect.

The present credit rating was notified to the rated entity in order to identify potential factual errors, as prescribed by the CRA Regulation.

No amendments were applied after the notification process.

The rated entity is  a buyer of ancillary services provided by modefinance (preliminary rating). modefinance ensures that such situation does not imply a conflict of interest in the issuance of the present credit rating.

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The present Credit Rating is an opinion of the general creditworthiness that modefinance issues on the rated entity, and should be relied upon to a limited degree. The issued rating is subject to an ongoing monitoring until withdrawal.


Head Analyst - Christian Raimondo, Rating Analyst

Responsible for Rating Approval - Pinar Dilek, Rating Process Manager