Corporate Credit Rating (Solicited) for KEELT GROUP S.P.A.: B1+ (First Issuance)
modefinance published the Solicited Corporate Credit Rating of KEELT GROUP S.P.A. on its CRA website, and the rating assigned to the entity is B1+ (first issuance).
The analysis revealed it is an adequate company with average capabilities of repaying financial obligations and it is little affected by adverse economic scenarios.
KEELT GROUP S.P.A. is a company based in Marcianise (Caserta) and active in the industry of services related to information technology and retail trade of products via internet.
Founded at the end of 2018 by Mr. Alessio Damiano, the Company now operates through the marketplace “kechiQ”, dedicated to the online sale of watches and is well renowned in the reference market.
Key Rating Assumption
The Company KEELT GROUP S.P.A. shows a good economic and financial situation, characterized by improving solvency indicators thanks to the increase in share capital injected as a result of an investment agreement. Trade payables constitute the main component of liabilities, although the supplier portfolio is in good health. The management of the balance between short-term assets and liabilities is adequate, also with reference to inventories. Profitability shows growing margins.
The cash flows analysis points out a valuable balance, with financing activity fully covering investments and operational activity increasing Company’s liquid resources. This is consistent with the Company’s development phase. However, the Company should improve the management of working capital, which is absorbing a substantial amount of resources to date.
The analysis of the Central Credit Register of the Bank of Italy highlights how the Company optimally manages its credit lines, not reflecting situations related to disputes or serious anomalies.
In terms of governance, the Company has a collegial administrative body made up of both internal and external figures. This body is flanked by a collegial control body. The corporate structure is easily identifiable, and the control is attributable to the incubator and accelerator ELTEIDE S.P.A.. It is noted that, during the year 2021, the Company was transformed into a joint-stock company, increasing its share capital from €30 to €50 thousand.
In terms of size, the Company is positioned above the sector median. As regards solvency and profitability, KEELT GROUP S.P.A. is positioned above the sector median as well, showing overall a good positioning.
The analysis of the performance of the peer group shows a constant and solid solvency trend. Liquidity is adequate and increasing, while profitability is constant and solid.
The Company operates in the industry of goods’ retailing, which was significantly affected by the pandemic crisis in 2020. However, it is worth noting the growth in sales volumes recorded by online commerce, which has succeeded in winning the trust of consumers.
The macroeconomic European landscape has been significantly affected by the recent health crisis, but the ongoing recovery is robust and will strengthen. Uncertainty and risks surrounding the growth outlook are high, but remain broadly balanced. Rapid and effective implementation of the proposed recovery plans at both national and EU level, which include substantial resources, will be crucial.
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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