New rating for Ellemme S.p.A.
modefinance published the Solicited Corporate Credit Rating of ELLEMME S.P.A. on its CRA website, and the rating assigned to the entity is B3+ (first issuance).
The analysis revealed it is an average to instable company with low capability of repaying financial obligations, vulnerable to possible adverse macroeconomic conditions, different management or strategies.
ELLEMME S.P.A. and the other companies connected to it operate mainly on their assets and on business development operations, also managing the development of companies that intend to expand their commercial chain in the territory. The Company was founded in 2012 by Luciano Mandiello, who expanded the business to the residential and commercial market thanks to the experience of his family, operating since the 1980s on the industrial real estate with focus on the establishment of iron buildings.
Key Rating Assumption
The Company shows a weak economic and financial situation, characterized by a problematic financial leverage. The management of relation between current assets and currents liabilities appears adequate, while the amount of inventories is considerable. Profitability shows declining indicators, which were affected by the extraordinary operations carried out in the last year.
Looking at the cash flows, it is possible to detect a correct relation between financing activity and investments, however penalized by an inefficient operating activity. On this regard, the Company need to improve the management of the working capital, which has absorbed a significant amount of cash in the last year.
The Central Credit Register of Bank of Italy shows that the Company has not recorded any disputes or serious anomalies regarding the management of credit lines. The Company presents however financial tension and some slight overruns. In the course of 2020, there was also a slight overrun.
Regarding corporate structure, the Company is controlled by a single shareholder, while there are seven different subsidiaries held by the Company. The administrative body has a single-member who coincides with the shareholder, while the control body has a collegial form and is supported by an auditor. There are no black records on Company, shareholder or administrative body.
The Company is positioned well above the sector median in terms of size and profitability, while it is among the least capitalized of the entire analysis sample. The peer group’s solvency indicators are adequate and show signs of improvement throughout the period considered. Liquidity indicators are growing and adequate too, while the sector’s ROE value is low.
The real estate market showed a recovery in second half of 2020, which has effectively reduced the negative impact expected for the year. The macroeconomic situation in Italy is significantly influenced by the serious pandemic crisis that has hit the country and which is still underway: a recovery of the national economic system is gradual, full of difficulties and uncertainties.
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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