DBRS Confirms TCA.PR.X / TCA.PR.Y at Pfd-2(low)

DBRS today confirmed that TransCanada Pipeline’s preferred issues will remain rated Pfd-2(low), as foreshadowed when equity financing was announced.

The rating confirmations reflect the realization of TCPL’s intention as stated at the time of the proposal to finance the acquisitions with substantial amount of equity to maintain its current credit standing. The recent subscription receipt issuance of C$1.5 billion will result in TCPL’s key credit metrics being maintained at similar levels as at December 31, 2006. DBRS estimates consolidated debt-to-capital ratio of approximately 63% to 64% and cash flow debt ratio of 0.17 times on a pro-forma basis (DBRS adjusted). These credit ratios are based on TC Pipe being consolidated into TCPL as in the prior year. The equity issuance removes the previous concern of potential weakening of TCPL’s financial profile during the interim debt financing of the acquisitions at closing.

One Response to “DBRS Confirms TCA.PR.X / TCA.PR.Y at Pfd-2(low)”

  1. […] There were some credit worries when they made a big investment in Dec 06, but these were taken care of by an equity issue. […]

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