Banco Bradesco Stock- Cielo USA Inc. — Moody’s announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Cielo S.A.
Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody’s announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Cielo S.A.
Global Credit Research – 28 Jul 2020
New York, July 28, 2020 — Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Cielo S.A. and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody’s reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. The review did not involve a rating committee. Since 1 January 2019, Moody’s practice has been to issue a press release following each periodic review to announce its completion.
This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future. Credit ratings and outlook/review status cannot be changed in a portfolio review and hence are not impacted by this announcement. For any credit ratings referenced in this publication, please see the ratings tab on the issuer/entity page on www.moodys.com for the most updated credit rating action information and rating history.
Key rating considerations are summarized below.
Cielo’s Ba1 ratings are supported by its dominant position in the Brazilian cards and electronic payments card industry, broad footprint in the large Brazilian territory, favorable growth fundamentals for the payment sector in the country, the close business support from its main shareholders, Banco do Brasil S.A. and Banco Bradesco S.A. The ratings also reflect the company’s strong liquidity profile and conservative financial policies, which allow it to withstand short term shocks caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Constraining the ratings are the increase competition in the card and electronic industries which will continue to pressure Cielo’s market share. Technological innovation, alternative payment options and new entrants as well as the exposure to regulatory changes will continue exerting pressure on the sector margins.
This document summarizes Moody’s view as of the publication date and will not be updated until the next periodic review announcement, which will incorporate material changes in credit circumstances (if any) during the intervening period.
The principal methodology used for this review was Business and Consumer Service Industry published in October 2016. Please see the Rating Methodologies page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.
This announcement applies only to EU rated and EU endorsed ratings. Non EU rated and non EU endorsed ratings may be referenced above to the extent necessary, if they are part of the same analytical unit.
This publication does not announce a credit rating action. For any credit ratings referenced in this publication, please see the ratings tab on the issuer/entity page on www.moodys.com for the most updated credit rating action information and rating history.
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