TRIS Rating affirms the company rating on Sansiri PLC (SIRI) and the ratings on its existing senior unsecured debentures at ?BBB+?, with a ?stable? rating outlook. We also affirm the ratings on SIRI?s subordinated capital debentures (hybrid debentures) at ?BBB-?. At the same time, we assign the rating of ?BBB+? to SIRI?s proposed issue of up to THB500 million in senior unsecured debentures due within 3 years. The proceeds from the new debentures will be used for SIRI?s debt repayment and working capital.
The ratings on SIRI and its debentures reflect the company?s diverse product portfolio and its strong market position in both the landed property and condominium segments. The ratings also consider the company?s high financial leverage and our concerns over escalating project development costs amid rising inflation.
Our base-case scenario projects SIRI?s total operating revenue to be around THB32-THB35 billion per annum during 2022-2024. Revenue from residential property sales will likely remain the key contributor, accounting for around 90% of SIRI?s total operating revenue over the forecast period. We project SIRI?s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) to range between THB7.0-THB7.5 billion annually and the EBITDA margin to remain around 22% in 2022-2024.
For the first nine months of 2022, the company reported total operating revenue of THB21.7 billion, 2% lower than the same period last year. Meanwhile, the company?s EBITDA stood at THB5.2 billion, an increase of 2% from the same period last year. For the full-year 2022, we view that SIRI?s operating results should remain in line with our expectation underpinned by a 47% year-on-year (y-o-y) increase in net presales to THB38.4 billion and its strong backlog. At the end of 2022, SIRI?s backlog stood at THB18.8 billion, comprising THB15.8 billion in backlog of its own projects and THB3.0 billion in backlog under joint ventures (JVs). We believe the company will be able to deliver on its backlog as planned for the rest of 2022.
We expect SIRI?s financial leverage to remain high over the forecast period. Our base-case forecast is for SIRI?s debt to capitalization ratio (including proportionated debts from the JVs) to stay around 63%-65% and its funds from operations (FFO) to total debt ratio to remain in the 5%-10% range during 2022-2024. As of September 2022, SIRI?s total consolidated debt was THB77.5 billion. SIRI?s priority debt, including total consolidated secured debts and unsecured debts at its subsidiaries, was THB21.9 billion. These translate to a priority debt to total consolidated debt ratio of 28%.
We assess SIRI?s liquidity to remain relatively tight but manageable over the next 12 months. SIRI?s uses of funds comprised debts due over the next 12 months totaling THB20.0 billion, capital expenditures of around THB400 million in 2023, and a dividend payout ratio of around 50%. SIRI?s sources of funds as of 30 September 2022 consisted of THB3.0 billion in cash, THB10.7 billion of undrawn unconditional committed credit facilities from banks, and forecast FFO of THB4.2 billion in 2023. Also, SIRI had unencumbered land at book value of THB17.8 billion and remaining finished units in its own debt-free projects with selling prices of THB1.1 billion, which can be pledged as collaterals for additional liquidity if needed.
The ?stable? outlook reflects our expectation that SIRI will be able to deliver on its operating performance and sustain its financial profile as targeted. We expect SIRI to keep its debt to capitalization ratio below 66% and its FFO to total debt ratio in the 5%-10% range over the forecast period. We also anticipate SIRI will retain its pretax return on permanent capital ratio (ROPC) ratio above 5%.
The ratings and/or outlook could be revised downward should SIRI?s operating results and/or financial position significantly deteriorate from our expectation. Conversely, an upward revision would materialize if SIRI?s financial profile improves to the levels attained by its higher-rated peers, such that the debt to capitalization ratio remains below 55% and the FFO to total debt ratio improves to 10%-15% on a sustained basis.
- Homebuilders and Real Estate Developers Rating Methodology, 12 January 2023
- Corporate Rating Methodology, 15 July 2022
- Key Financial Ratios and Adjustments for Corporate Issuers, 11 January 2022
- Hybrid Securities Rating Criteria, 28 June 2021
- Issue Rating Criteria, 15 June 2021
SANSIRI PLC (SIRI)
Company Rating: BBB+
SIRI236A: THB4,000 million senior unsecured debentures due 2023 BBB+ SIRI243A: THB498 million senior unsecured debentures due 2024 BBB+ SIRI247A: THB2,000 million senior unsecured debentures due 2024 BBB+ SIRI24OA: THB3,600 million senior unsecured debentures due 2024 BBB+ SIRI24DA: THB800 million senior unsecured debentures due 2024 BBB+ SIRI24DB: THB500 million senior unsecured debentures due 2024 BBB+ SIRI252A: THB6,000 million senior unsecured debentures due 2025 BBB+ SIRI252B: THB100 million senior unsecured debentures due 2025 BBB+ SIRI259A: THB2,408.48 million senior unsecured debentures due 2025 BBB+ SIRI263A: THB5,000 million senior unsecured debentures due 2026 BBB+ SIRI267A: THB1,000 million senior unsecured debentures due 2026 BBB+ SIRI267B: THB2,000 million senior unsecured debentures due 2026 BBB+ SIRI269A: THB2,095.6 million senior unsecured debentures due 2026 BBB+ SIRI26DA: THB200 million senior unsecured debentures due 2026 BBB+ SIRI279A: THB2,495.92 million senior unsecured debentures due 2027 BBB+ SIRI20PA: THB3,000 million subordinated capital debentures (hybrid debentures) BBB- THB2,050 million subordinated capital debentures (hybrid debentures) BBB- Up to THB6,000 million senior unsecured debentures due within 4 years and 6 months BBB+ Up to THB500 million senior unsecured debentures due within 3 years BBB+ Rating Outlook: Stable TRIS Rating Co., Ltd./www.trisrating.com Contact: email@example.com, Tel: +66 0 2 098 3000/Silom Complex Building, 24th Floor, 191 Silom Road, Bangkok 10500, Thailand ? Copyright 2023, TRIS Rating Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Any unauthorized use, disclosure, copying, republication, further transmission, dissemination, redistribution or storing for subsequent use for any purpose, in whole or Any unauthorized use, disclosure, copying, republication, further transmission, dissemination, redistribution, or storing for subsequent use for any purpose, in whole or in part, in any form or manner or by any means whatsoever, by any person, of the credit rating reports or information is prohibited, without the prior written permission of TRIS Rating Co., Ltd. The credit rating is not a statement of fact or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any debt instruments. It is an expression of opinion regarding credit risks for that instrument or particular company. The opinion expressed in the credit rating does not represent investment or other advice and should therefore not be construed as such. Any rating and information contained in any report written or published by TRIS Rating has been prepared without taking into account any recipient?s particular financial needs, circumstances, knowledge and objectives. Therefore, a recipient should assess the appropriateness of such information before making an investment decision based on this information. Information used for the rating has been obtained by TRIS Rating from the company and other sources believed to be reliable. Therefore, TRIS Rating does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any such information and will accept no liability for any loss or damage arising from any inaccuracy, inadequacy or incompleteness. Also, TRIS Rating is not responsible for any errors or omissions, the result obtained from, or any actions taken in reliance upon such information. All methodologies used can be found at www.trisrating.com/rating-information/rating-criteria