Tata Group companies continue to benefit from rating uplift, despite board reshuffle: Moody's

30 November 2016, 02:42 PM
Moody's Credit Rating Agency - File Photo
Moody's Credit Rating Agency - File Photo

Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday said it will be business as usual for listed Tata companies despite the boardroom brawl but cautioned that any change in the group's strategy and Tata Sons' support policy for operating companies could exert pressure on their ratings. 

The ratings of four Tata Group operating companies continue to benefit from an uplift from the group's main holding company, Tata Sons, despite the group's ongoing board reshuffle, it said. 

"We expect that Tata Sons can continue to extend support to its key operating companies, should the need arise, owing to its substantial cash holdings and the significant value of its listed equity investments, and despite an ongoing boardroom reshuffle," says Kaustubh Chaubal, Moody's Vice President and Senior Analyst. 

Consequently, the ratings of the group's four operating companies - Tata Motors, Tata Chemicals, Tata Steel and Tata Power - will continue to include a one-notch uplift, based on Moody's assessment of support for the companies from Tata Sons, in times of need. 

As for Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Group's flagship subsidiary, the company's rating reflects its intrinsic credit strength.  "In Moody's view, it is business as usual at the rated Tata companies, which are list

First Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 02:33 PM
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