MECO Construction To Issue $50 million in Debt

The Costa Rican construction company MECO is preparing issuance of corporate debt worth $50 million, to be placed on the market in Panama.

Friday, February 13, 2015

From a statement issued by from Fitch Ratings:

Fitch Ratings has assigned ratings to Constructora Meco S.A. (Meco or Company) as detailed below:

- National long-term rating at 'AA- (pan)';
- Revolving Corporate Bonds Program for $50 million in 'AA- (pan)'.

The Outlook is Stable.

KEY RATING FACTORS

The ratings reflect Meco's solid execution history in infrastructure projects in Central America, and its operating performance characterized by the successful completion of projects and non-enforcement of warranties. This has allowed them to generate stable cash flows, and adequate credit metrics for the rating category. In addition, we consider the challenges that the company could face from starting the implementation of projects in new markets through participation in consortia or carrying them out directly, and also continuing to add to their portfolio profitable projects. The ratings are constrained by the inherent volatility and cyclicality of the construction industry, sensitivity to macroeconomic conditions and the geographic concentration and works contracted by public sector counterparts.



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