Annual Issuer Comment Report

The latest addition to Moody’s robust suite of research products tailored to the U.S. Public Finance Marketplace

Moody’s Annual Issuer Comment Report (AICR) is a new research publication which provides a single reference source for the most recent credit information on Moody’s-rated local government issuers who access the markets infrequently.* The AICR provides a summary of key economic, demographic, financial and operating information within the context of Moody’s ratings methodologies. Public Finance market participants benefit by having a single reference source of information about these less frequent debt issuers.
*These reports do not announce rating actions.

AICR Key Features

FRONT PAGE

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Issuer Profile

Issuer background information, economic profile, industry snapshot
B

Credit Overview

Summary of finances, economy, debt and pensions used in rating analysis

BACK PAGE

C

Sector Trends

Provides insight into the operating environment of similar issuers
D

Key Indicators

Finances, debt/pensions, economy/tax base
E

Graphs

Visual interpretation of key statistics table

AICR Facts

  • Moody’s has published more than 5,000 AICRs, as of April 12, 2017
  • The AICR is currently available for US Local Governments with outstanding Moody’s General Obligations and related ratings
  • The AICR enhances Moody’s existing robust suite of research and analysis
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