Moody’s Investors Service confirmed TransContainer’s Ba3 rating, outlook “Stable”
On 14 March 2016 Moody’s Investors Service confirmed TransContainer’s corporate family rating at Ba3 (Stable).
TransContainer's Ba3 rating reflects the company's leading position in the Russian rail-based Transportation equipment for shipping cargo via various means of transport. Containers are durable enough for repeated use and can be stacked. Containers are divided into medium-duty (three- and five-tonne), which conform to former Soviet Union standards and are still used for shipments in Russia and the CIS, and ISO (20- and 40-foot) containers, which are used for Russian and international shipments. The universal standard unit TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) was introduced to measure transport flow volumes.
container transportation market, with a 47% market share as of end-2015; (2) ability to maintain stable financial and operating profiles amid a market downturn in Russia (Ba1 review for downgrade); (3) solid liquidity, owing to its balanced debt maturity profile and flexible investment needs; and (4) low foreign-currency risk.
The company’s rating was confirmed despite the recent placing the sovereign Russia’s rating under review for possible downgrade reflecting TransContainer’s sustainable business model and solid financial profile.