Lahore, August 23, 2019 (PPI-OT): The ratings reflect Maqbool Textile Mills Limited’s (Maqbool Textile) track record and association with Maqbool Group, an established group with presence in textile and seed oil extraction industry. Despite challenging textile industry dynamics, Maqbool Textile managed to maintained its business profile. The commoditized nature of spinning products keeps margins in check due to strong competition in local and international markets. Sales volume remained in line with previous year but is expected to show improvement in near future on the back of recently completed BMR.
Subsidized gas rates for textile industry has made the local industry cost competitive though withdrawal of zero rating status will affect liquidity of the industry. The Company remains largely insulated from fallout of sales tax implementation, as it has limited exposure. On standalone basis, recently completed BMR has slightly improved the Company’s margins, resulting in better profitability, although they remain relatively low when compared to peers. The Company has a moderately leveraged capital structure and adequate coverages. However, leveraging is expected to decrease after the repayment of long term loans due to recent conclusion of BMR. The debt structure is skewed towards short-term borrowings, which may lead to the asset-liability mismatch.
The ratings are dependent upon the management’s ability to improve margins, profitability and financial profile of the Company. This includes avoiding any asset-liability mismatch that may arise and effectively managing its position in a competitive segment. Any deterioration in debt coverages leading to higher financial risk or subdued profitability will have a negative impact on ratings.
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