Fitch Publishes 2014 Colombian Corporates Comparative Statistics Book
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has published its 2014 Colombian Corporates Comparative Statistics special report. This report provides the key credit metrics for 76 Colombian corporates that have national ratings. The data has been grouped by rating category and includes median credit protection measures, as well as individual company financial statistics.
Fitch's corporate ratings make use of both qualitative and quantitative analyses to assess the business and financial risks of fixed-income issuers and their individual debt issues. The qualitative aspect of Fitch's corporate ratings focuses on the issuer's policies in relation to operating strategies, acquisitions and divestitures, financial leverage targets, dividend policies, and financial goals. Paramount to the analysis is the issuer's ability to generate cash, which is reflected by the ratios that measure profitability and coverage on a cash flow basis. The sustainability of these credit protection measures is evaluated over a period of time to determine the strength of an issuer's operations, competitive position, and funding ability.
The special report 'Colombian Comparative Statistics Book - 2014' is available on Fitch's web site 'www.fitchratings.com', or by clicking on the link. This report represents an ongoing effort by Fitch to provide investors with tools and key detailed company profile information in order to make insightful credit judgments in a region with diverse risks.
Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.
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Colombian Comparative Statistics Book - 2014
Applicable Criteria and Related Research: Colombian Comparative Statistics Book - 2014