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Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Maintains Ratings of First Habib Modaraba

Lahore: The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency (PACRA) has maintained the long-term and short-term rating of First Habib Modaraba (FHM) at “AA+” (Double A plus) and “A1+” (A One Plus), respectively. These ratings denote a very low expectation of credit risk emanating from a very strong capacity for timely payment of financial commitments.

The ratings denote FHM’s sound risk absorption capacity emanating from an equity dominated financial structure and sustained profitability despite continuing volatile economic conditions. Moreover, the Modaraba has a strong liquidity profile, as reflected in its sizable investment book, yielding a stable earnings stream.

FHM’s risk-averse business strategy has enabled the Modaraba to maintain very strong asset quality despite continuing volatile economic conditions. Ijarah financing continues to remain FHM’s strong forte, though the management is working to diversify its financing portfolio by taping hitherto unexplored potential areas of business. Meanwhile, FHM’s association with the House of Habib remains a key factor.

For more information, contact:
Hammad Rashid
Analyst
The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited (PACRA)
Awami Complex, FB1, Usman Block New Garden Town, Lahore – Pakistan
Tel: +9242 586 9504 -6
Fax: +9242 583 0425
Email: hammad.rashid@pacra.com
Web: www.pacra.com

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