MONTERREY, Mexico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has published its 2014 'Mexican Comparative Statistics Special Report'. This report provides the key credit metrics for 46 Mexican corporates that have National Scale 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 national scale ratings of Mexico with suffix (mex), reflect an indication of creditworthiness relative to the best credit quality of the country.
The special report 'Mexican 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'.
Applicable Criteria and Related Research: Mexican Comparative Statistics Book - 2014