Corporate Credit Rating for ORIGINAL BIRTH S.P.A: B1 (First Issuance)

Press release 20 April 2023

Solicited Corporate Credit Rating for ORIGINAL BIRTH S.P.A: B1 (First Issuance)

modefinance published the Solicited Corporate Credit Rating of ORIGINAL BIRTH S.P.A. on the CRA 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.

ORIGINAL BIRTH S.P.A. is a company operating since 1979 in the independent aftermarket (IAM) of the automotive industry. The Company sells a wide range of components, for both domestic and international markets. The Company's market share has been growing in recent years thanks to new production lines, the expansion of the sales network and partnerships, and continuous investments, which are the main growth driver the management focuses on.

Key Rating Assumptions

The Company's economic and financial situation shows a good level of capitalization and fully sustainable financial debt, as demonstrated by financial leverage and NFP/MOL ratio, both at low values. 

In 2021, revenues raised by +15% (17.7 mln euros), which also led to a growth in the EBITDA margin. Profitability ratios show sufficient values. Regarding liquidity management, a fully adequate current ratio is observed. Although liquidity declined in 2021, it is appreciable the Company's ability to generate a positive operating cash flow as a result of conspicuous self-financing and efficient management of the Net Working Capital.
In addition, the analysis of the Bank of Italy’s Central Credit Register highlights the correct management of credit lines. 

The Company has an administrative body and a supervisory body, both in a collegial form, and shows a straightforward corporate structure with a single shareholder represented by Emera S.p.A., the holding company headed by the Chianese family. 

Sector peer group analysis shows adequate performance in all areas considered. The Company, compared with the aforementioned peer group, is well positioned in terms of size and solvency, while profitability is below the 50th percentile. However, Company’s ROI and ROE express sufficient values when considered from a stand-alone perspective. 

The macroeconomic and geopolitical environment is still uncertain, although early signs of improvement could lead to an upward revision of the economic forecast for the coming months. The automotive sector, in which the Company operates, has been inevitably impacted by the macroeconomic situation, but a gradual recovery in sales and production is estimated for the period 2023-2027, also with the contribution of the electric mobility market.

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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Head Analyst - Elisa Graffi, Rating Analyst

Responsible for Rating Approval - Pinar Dilek, Rating Process Manager