Fitch Ratings upgraded DP World’s Long-Term Issuer Rating to BBB from BBB-

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Published August 24th, 2016 - 10:26 GMT
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World

Fitch Ratings recently upgraded DP World Limited’s Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to BBB from BBB- and its Short-Term IDR to F2 from F3. The rating outlook is stable.

 The upgrade follows on the Fitch announcement in November 2015 that DP World’s outlook had been revised to Positive from Stable. It reflects the global trade enabler’s strong performance and stable cash flow generation supported by its geographical diversification, high utilisation rate of terminals and the long-term maturity of its main flagship operation in Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE. 

DP World’s current ratings for all three entities DP World Limited, DP World Sukuk Limited, and DP World Crescent Limited:

 

Moody’s

Fitch

Long-term

Baa3

BBB

Short-term

-

F2

Outlook

Stable

Stable

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: “We are delighted to have received a rating upgrade by Fitch recognising the strength and resilience our portfolio has shown in both favourable and challenging market conditions alongside our continued progress and long-term growth potential. We remain committed to delivering growth through continued disciplined investments and managing leverage.”

Background Information

DP World

We began life as a local port operator with our first project, the development of Dubai’s Port Rashid, in 1972. Seven years later we opened Jebel Ali Port, the busiest port outside of Asia and a facility that has propelled us on our journey to becoming a leading enabler of global trade. 

 

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