India Ratings Assigns Acme Babadham Solar Power’s Term Loans Final ‘IND AA-(CE)’/Stable; Withdraws Existing Rating
India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has taken the following rating actions on Acme Babadham Solar Power Private Limited’s (ABSPPL) debt instruments:
|Instrument Type||Date of Issuance||Coupon Rate (%)||Maturity Date||Size of Issue (million)||Rating/Outlook||Rating Action|
|Senior project term loan*||–||–||15 July 2036||INR1,646.8||WD||Withdrawn|
|Senior secured term loan@||–||–||15 April 2035||INR1,927.7||IND AA-(CE)/Stable||Assigned|
|Unsupported rating#||–||–||–||–||IND AA-/Stable||Affirmed|
*The rating of the existing term loans has been withdrawn as Ind-Ra has received a no dues certificate from the previous lender
@The agency has assigned the final rating on refinanced new term loan on the basis of the receipt of the executed new transaction documents such as common loan agreements, trust & retention account agreement, security trustee agreement etc..
#Ind-Ra has affirmed the unsupported rating for the same amount and maturity, in compliance with the Securities Exchange Board of India’s circular dated 13 June 2019, which requires credit rating agencies to disclose unsupported ratings without factoring in the explicit credit enhancement (CE) and supported rating after factoring in the explicit CE.
KEY RATING DRIVERS
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Negative: Future developments that may, individually or collectively, lead to a rating downgrade are:
– Further increase in the receivables period by 60 days;
– deterioration in the operational/financial performance, resulting in the minimum annual debt service coverage ratio being below 1.20x on a sustained basis; and
– depletion of the project reserves, including the debt service reserve and overall liquidity.
– deterioration in the sponsor-cum-operator’s credit profile
Positive: A significant improvement in the operating performance, with the plant load generation generation exceeding P75 estimates and the coverages exceeding Ind-Ra’s base case estimates, on a sustained basis, can result in a rating upgrade.
ABSPPL operates a solar power project with capacity of 40MWAC in Village- Amravati, Taluk-Manvi, District-Raichur, Karnataka. A total 54.16MW of DC capacity has been installed against the said AC capacity in a DC:AC ratio of 1.35:1.
|Particulars (INR million)||FY20||FY19|
|Cash and cash equivalents||125.0||213.7|
|Instrument Type||Current Rating/Outlook||Historical Rating/Outlook|
|Rating Type||Rated Limits (million)||Rating||30 November 2020||26 May 2020|
|Senior project term loan||Long-term||INR1,646.8||WD||IND AA-/Stable||IND A+/Stable|
|Senior secured term loan||Long-term||INR1,927.7||IND AA-(CE)/Stable||Provisional IND AA- (CE)/Stable||–|
|Unsupported rating||Long-term||–||IND AA-/Stable||IND AA- /Stable||–|
The covenants delineated in the project documents are as follows:
|Nature of Financial Covenant||Base Value FY21|
|Total debt to equity ratio||An overall long-term financing structure with debt to equity in the ratio of 75:25|
|DSR||Equivalent to two quarters’ principal and interest obligations|
COMPLEXITY LEVEL OF INSTRUMENTS
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