Fitch Publishes Utilities, Power and Gas Companies Ratings Navigator

NEW YORK--()--Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Utilities, Power and Gas: Ratings Navigator Companion

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=804008

Fitch Ratings has published a new report on the key peer comparator elements for U.S. utilities, power and gas 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, then management and corporate governance, the Navigator examines four sector-specific factors for given rating levels. Sector-specific key factors include regulation, market and franchise, asset base and operations, and commodity exposure. Finally, three financial profile factors including; financial structure, profitability, and financial flexibility, help capture financial attributes commensurate with particular rating categories.

The report, titled 'Utilities, Power and Gas: Ratings Navigator Companion' is available at www.fitchratings.com or by clicking the link below. 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:

--'Introducing Ratings Navigator for Corporates' (November 2014);

--'Utilities, Power and Gas Companies: Ratings Navigator Reference File' (February 2015).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Utilities, Power and Gas: Ratings Navigator Reference File

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=861863

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Shalini Mahajan
Senior Director
+1-212-908-0351
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Glen Grabelsky
Managing Director
+1-212-908-0577
or
Media Relations:
Alyssa Castelli, +1-212-908-0540
alyssa.castelli@fitchratings.com
Elizabeth Fogerty, +1-212-908-0526
elizabeth.fogerty@fitchratings.com

Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Shalini Mahajan
Senior Director
+1-212-908-0351
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Glen Grabelsky
Managing Director
+1-212-908-0577
or
Media Relations:
Alyssa Castelli, +1-212-908-0540
alyssa.castelli@fitchratings.com
Elizabeth Fogerty, +1-212-908-0526
elizabeth.fogerty@fitchratings.com