Solicited Corporate Credit Rating for OENERGY S.P.A.: B1- (First Issuance)
modefinance published the Solicited Corporate Credit Rating of OENERGY S.P.A. on the website and the rating assigned to the entity is B1- (first issuance). The analysis revealed it is an adequate company with average capability of repaying financial obligations and it is little affected by adverse economic scenarios.
OENERGY S.P.A. is a company operating since 2010 in the energy sector, authorised to sell wholesale and retail natural gas and electricity, ranging from domestic users to large companies.
Key Rating Assumptions
The Company’s financial and economic situation shows strong growth compared to 2020, with an overall improvement in solvency, liquidity and profitability. There is growth in operating revenues (+9%), margins and profit of period (+148%), while cash and equivalents benefit from improved operating cash flow and a decrease in short-terms financial debts, with a positive effect on net debt.
At the same time, there is an improvement in working capital, both on commercial receivables and payables sides, which also contributes to an improvement of operating cash flow, enabling repayment of financial liabilities and growth in corporate cash.
The Bank of Italy’s Central Credit Register shows correct management of credit lines. The corporate structure is easily identifiable, with control traceable to entrepreneur Mattia Pagani, who hold the majority of shares through an holding company. Mr. Pagani presides the administrative body of a collegial form, whose actions appear to be subject to the control of a body also having a collegial form. In addition, the Company has adopted the organizational model ex-231/2001. No black records have been registered for the Company, shareholders or board’s members.
In 2021, the management has initiated project to consolidate real estate assets in order to provide the construction of photovoltaic plants: a fleet of ten plants are planned to be installed in the next five years, dislocated in different Italian regions.
Compared to the peer group, the Company’s positioning is in line with the 50th percentile for size and solvency, while the performance in terms of profitability appears weak, well below the 50th percentile. The peer group expresses sufficient solvency indicators, while the financial balance appears adequate and sector profitability is good.
The energy sector in Italy is important and it is going through a historical period of strong and important changes: however, this is affected by recent geopolitical tensions and the need for the Italian Government to diversify its energy dependence. This dynamic lead to a constant uncertainty, which undermines consumption and, consequently, economic growth. Macroeconomic forecast data are therefore likely to be revised downward.
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No amendments were applied after the notification process.
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Head Analyst - Christian Raimondo, Rating Analyst
Assistant Analyst - Fabio Politelli, Rating Analyst
Responsible for Rating Approval - Pinar Dilek, Rating Process Manager