Fitch Publishes Non-Food Retail Ratings Navigator

CHICAGO & LONDON--()--Fitch Ratings has published a new report on the key peer comparator elements for non-food retail companies.

The sector risk profile defines and groups companies operating in the sector into a 'natural rating territory' based on Fitch's view of the inherent risk profile of the industry. Each company's overall risk profile generally does not stray too far from this rating range.

After assessing the operating environment, management and corporate governance, the Navigator examines four sector-specific factors for given rating levels. Sector-specific key factors include the retail sector profile, market position/scale, diversification and property management. Finally, three financial profile factors help capture financial attributes commensurate with particular rating categories.

The report, titled 'Non-Food Retailers: Ratings Navigator Companion' is available at www.fitchratings.com or by clicking the link above. This report should be read in conjunction with the 'Introducing Rating Navigators for Corporates' report dated Nov. 5, 2014.

For more information, please visit corporatesshowcase.fitchratings.com/navigator.htm.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research: Non-Food Retailers: Ratings Navigator Companion

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings, Inc.
Philip M. Zahn, CFA
Senior Director
+1-312-606-2336
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
70 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
or
Monica Aggarwal, CFA
Senior Director
+1-212-908-0282
or
Pablo Mazzini
Senior Director
+44 203 530 1021
or
Media Relations
Brian Bertsch, +1-212-908-0549
brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com

Contacts

Fitch Ratings, Inc.
Philip M. Zahn, CFA
Senior Director
+1-312-606-2336
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
70 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602
or
Monica Aggarwal, CFA
Senior Director
+1-212-908-0282
or
Pablo Mazzini
Senior Director
+44 203 530 1021
or
Media Relations
Brian Bertsch, +1-212-908-0549
brian.bertsch@fitchratings.com