CSE.PR.A Now Unrated

Standard & Poor’s has announced:

S&P Global Ratings today said it affirmed its ‘BB+’ long-term corporate credit rating on Capstone Infrastructure Corp. (CIC). At the same time, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its ‘B+’ preferred stock rating and ‘P-4(High)’ Canada national scale preferred share rating on the company’s preferred shares. The outlook is stable.

Subsequently, S&P Global Ratings withdrew its ratings on CIC at the company’s request.

The ratings on CIC before the withdrawal primarily reflected our view of a fair business risk profile, underpinned by a high proportion of cash flows from long-term term contracts with investment-grade counterparties, which provides stability to cash flows. The company had no corporate-level debt and in our debt calculations we used imputed debt from the 50% of the preferred shares. We expect the available cash flows will be used to finance general and administrative expenses and preferred share dividends at the corporate level. We also expected Capstone to maintain credit metrics commensurate with the intermediate financial risk profile.

The company is wholly owned by Irving Infrastructure Corp., a subsidiary of iCON Infrastructure Partners III, L.P., a fund advised by London, UK-based iCON Infrastructure LLP.

CSE.PR.A is a FixedReset, 3.271%+271. It is tracked by HIMIPref™ but has been relegated to the Scraps index since issue on credit concerns.

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