Scope has completed a monitoring review for OPUS Global Nyrt
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Scope completed the monitoring review for OPUS Global Nyrt. (issuer rating: BB/Stable, senior unsecured debt rating: BBB-) on 21 February 2023.
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Key rating factors
The OPUS Global holding’s main operating divisions showed a resilient operating performance in the first nine months of 2022. This is encouraging given current macroeconomic uncertainties and the rise of input prices and interest rates. The group’s robust performance against the difficult macroeconomic backdrop was brought about by a strong recovery of demand after the Covid-19-related poor performance in 2021. In addition, some group companies were able to increase selling prices in 2022, especially in the tourism and food processing divisions. The group’s strong operating performance in the first nine months of 2022 was also supported by the first-time consolidation of the two large acquisitions (Tigaz and Titasz) in the energy division.
Scope expects the holding to be focused on integration and consolidation in 2023, in contrast with the more M&A-driven environment in the past 18 months.
While in 2023, raw materials prices, high interest rates and geopolitical uncertainties will remain high, the rating on the holding is aided by a credit-supportive mix of businesses, a large exposure to fixed interest rates and an export advantage from the weak Hungarian forint.
The methodology applicable for the reviewed rating and rating Outlook (General Corporate Rating Methodology, 15 July 2022) is available on https://scoperatings.com/governance-and-policies/rating-governance/methodologies.
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Lead analyst: Olaf Tölke, Managing Director
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