PACRA assigns Initial Ratings to Ghandhara Nissan Limited

Lahore, December 29, 2017 (PPI-OT):Ghandhara Nissan Limited (GNL) operates in the truck segment of the automobile sector. Presently, the company deals in Chinese brands. There has been a slowdown in the company’s performance with the discontinuation of UD Trucks, however, Ghandhara Nissan has tried to regain the lost market share with the introduction of new products; including JAC X-200, others are in pipeline.

The success of these initiatives is crucial. Majority ownership of the company is held by Bibojee Group of Companies. Their business acumen is further enriched by the group’s stake in the country’s leading tyre manufacturing company. Foreign players are also taking interest in the local market. The landscape of the industry is expected to change – although it is yet to be seen. The financial risk profile of GNL is strong. The company intends not to raise any long term debt borrowing for its existing operations. The working capital is supported by cash cum advances sale mechanism.

The ratings are dependent on upholding of the company’s business as well as financial risk profile. Two key elements are company’s stance on long term debt for potential projects and working capital management. Moreover, management’s ability to sustain its market share while benefiting from positive demand fundamentals is crucial.

For more information, contact:
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

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