Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) has received the top rating for its P5-billion fixed-rate bonds as per a local debt watcher. PhilRatings has assigned a PRS Aaa credit rating to the 5-year bonds of ALI. This is considered as the highest on its credit rating scale, which means that the property company has a very strong capability to pay its obligations and meet its responsibilities. With this highest rating, the outlook for ALI is stable as it will not change within the next 12 months. If you are an investor of ALI, use this outlook to guide you through your investing journey with the company.
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PhilRatings has disclosed that during the assigning of the credit rating, it considered the well-diversified portfolio of ALI along with the healthy prospect for the industry and economy, capitalization, growing profitability, and manageable level of debt. The 11,624 hectares of land bank of ALI which is recorded in its portfolio for 2018 has been put into account because it will still develop for further growth in the next months and years. The real estate industry is doing well for ALI. No surprise about the second-quarter earnings it posted!
The P5-billion fixed-rate bonds are already the second issuance from the firm’s 3-year shelf registration program with SEC and worth P50 billion. ALI was able to raise P8 billion worth of bonds earlier this year that belonged to the same registration program. We are done with the first half of 2019 and ALI has more bonds to issue in the coming months until it exhausted the amount it registered. Just stay tuned for updates if you are willing to invest in this property firm.
ALI disclosed that the proceeds from the issuance of bonds will be used to partly finance the capital expenditure worth P130-billion for 2019. The company will fund the establishment of Manila Bay BPO and Seda Manila Bay located in Pasay, Central Bloc in Cebu, and Ayala Triangle Garden Tower Two in Makati. The budget of the company this year is higher by 18% than its P110.1 billion budget in the previous year. The company thought that setting the budget higher will be beneficial to them as they target to reach P40 billion net income by 2020. ALI knows that it needs to grow between the actual dates it expects to meet its goal.