Axxela Limited, one of sub-Saharan Africa’s leading energy solutions providers, has announced that Agusto & Co. has upgraded its ratings from “Bbb+” to “A-” with a Stable Outlook, citing company’s strong operating performance, portfolio diversification into West Africa and sustainable operating cash flow as reasons for the upgrade.
Following its periodic review, the rating agency upgraded Axxela’s corporate rating and the Axxela Funding 1 Plc Series 1 Bond issuer rating from their “Bbb+” ratings to “A-” ratings.
The upgrades, according to a statement from the company, reflect the consistent improvement in Axxela’s profitability, bolstered by ongoing regional diversification of gas distribution to clients in West Africa as well as satisfactory demonstration of business sustainability, amidst global headwinds.
Commenting on the achievement, Axxela’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Timothy Ononiwu, said: “We appreciate Agusto & Co.’s recognition of Axxela’s strong financial and operating performance. The resulting upgrade reflects the resiliency of our business model. We remain focused on our commitment to delivering value to all our stakeholders and are well positioned to achieve our medium-term growth and expansion strategy.’’
The corporate and issuer ratings are valid until June 2022 and May 2022, respectively.