Scope assigns S-1 short-term debt rating to Italy’s Cassa Depositi e Prestiti; Stable Outlook
Scope Ratings has today assigned a first-time short-term debt rating of S-1 to Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.P.A (Cdp), with Stable Outlook.
The ratings are anchored into Scope’s analysis of Cdp (Issuer Rating at A-), and reflect the ample structural liquidity of Cdp’s balance sheet, including EUR 156bn in a treasury account with the central state as of June 2017 and a material securities portfolio largely comprised of Italian government bonds.
Scope added that it assigned the S-1 rating to Cdp SpA’s EUR 6bn multi-currency commercial paper programme (first launched in 2014 but being recently doubled in size). According to the rating agency, the use of commercial paper is part of Cdp’s attempt to partially diversify its funding sources, which remain dominated by postal savings.
The following ratings were assigned to Cdp, all with Stable Outlook:
- Short-term debt ratings of S-1, Stable Outlook;
- EUR 6bn Multi-currency Commercial Paper programme rating of S-1, Stable Outlook.
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Lead analyst Marco Troiano, Executive Director
Person responsible for approval of the ratings: Sam Theodore, Group Managing Director
The ratings/outlooks were first released by Scope on 31.01.2018.
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