VIS Reaffirms Entity Ratings Of Taurus Securities

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VIS reaffirms entity ratings of Taurus Securities

VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has reaffirmed the Entity Ratings (ER) of Taurus Securities Limited at single A/A-Two

KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 3rd Dec, 2019 ):VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has reaffirmed the Entity Ratings (ER) of Taurus Securities Limited at single A/A-Two. The outlook on the assigned ratings is stable.

The long-term rating of "A" signifies good credit quality with adequate protection factors. Risk may vary slightly from time to time because of economic conditions. Short-term rating of "A-2" depicts good certainty of timely payment where liquidity factors are sound and good access to capital markets. Previous rating action was announced on December 31, 2018, said a press release on Tuesday.

The assigned ratings continue to derive strength from robust profile of TSL's sponsors including National Bank of Pakistan, a state owned entity and one of the largest commercial banks in the country, along with manageable leverage and liquidity indicators. TSL also benefits from a funding line from its parent.

However, ratings are constrained by weakening in brokerage sector outlook, declining value and volume of shares traded and resultant pressure on TSL's profitability profile & capitalization levels.

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