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Rating Action:

Moody's assigns Ba3 to Bumi Serpong Damai's proposed notes

20 Jan 2020

Singapore, January 20, 2020 -- Moody's Investors Service has assigned a backed senior unsecured rating of Ba3 to the proposed senior unsecured notes to be issued by Global Prime Capital Pte. Ltd. The proposed notes are guaranteed by Bumi Serpong Damai TBK (P.T.) (BSD, Ba3 stable) and some of its subsidiaries, and rank pari passu with the 2021 and 2023 notes.

The rating outlook is stable.

BSD will use some of the net proceeds from the proposed issuance to repay existing indebtedness and the remaining for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

RATINGS RATIONALE

"The proposed notes are not exposed to either legal or structural subordination risk," says Jacintha Poh, a Moody's Vice President and Senior Credit Officer. "The rating is therefore aligned with BSD's Ba3 corporate family rating."

At 30 September 2019, around 62% of BSD's total debt was unsecured. Moody's points out that the majority of BSD's earnings and borrowings are held at the holding company, which is a guarantor to the notes.

"We view BSD's use of the net proceeds from the proposed notes to refinance its 2021 notes as credit positive, because the new issuance will extend its weighted-average debt maturity," adds Poh, who is also Moody's Lead Analyst for BSD.

Moody's expects that BSD's credit metrics will remain within the thresholds for its Ba3 rating over the next 12-18 months, with adjusted debt/homebuilding EBITDA at around 3.5x and homebuilding EBIT/interest expense at around 3.1x.

Moody's also expects BSD's liquidity to remain very good over the next 12-18 months, supported by the company's large cash holdings. At 30 September 2019, BSD had cash and cash equivalents of IDR6.9 trillion. Moody's expects the company to generate around IDR1.8 trillion of operating cash flow from 30 September 2019 through to 31 December 2020, which will be sufficient to cover (1) projected dividend payout of around IDR200 billion, (2) maturing debt obligations of around IDR600 billion; and (2) projected capital spending of around IDR2.5 trillion.

BSD's Ba3 rating reflects its established position as one of the largest property developers in Indonesia, with diversification across multiple projects and property segments. BSD's scale and diversification also provide the company with the flexibility to alter its product offerings and cater to changing market demand.

The rating incorporates BSD's focus on the sale of land lots and the development of low-rise commercial and residential properties, which entail lower development risks and support its strong gross margins.

BSD's rating is constrained by the company's (1) small scale when compared with its global industry peers, (2) complex corporate structure, and (3) concentration in the Greater Jakarta region. The company is also exposed to the volatile property sector and the evolving regulatory environment in Indonesia.

With respect to Environmental, Social and Governance risks, Moody's has considered the founding family's concentrated ownership of BSD, through Sinarmas Land Limited and its board composition that only has two independent commissioners out of a five-member board. However, the company's strong execution track record, healthy credit metrics along with robust liquidity partially mitigates any potential governance risks.

The stable rating outlook reflects Moody's expectation that BSD will achieve at least IDR5 trillion of marketing sales each year and maintain financial discipline as it pursues growth.

An upgrade of BSD's rating is unlikely over the next 12-18 months, but upward momentum could emerge, if the company successfully executes its business plans while maintaining healthy credit metrics and good liquidity.

Credit metrics that would support an upgrade include adjusted debt/homebuilding EBITDA below 2.5x, and adjusted homebuilding EBIT/interest expense above 5.0x. An upgrade will also require that the recurring cash flow to cover at least 1.0x of interest expense.

Moody's could downgrade BSD's ratings if (1) the company fails to implement its business plans; (2) there is a deterioration in the property market, leading to protracted weakness in the company's operations and credit quality; or (3) there is evidence of cash leaking from BSD to fund affiliated companies, for example, through intercompany loans, aggressive cash dividends or investments in affiliates.

Metrics indicative of a potential downgrade include (1) adjusted debt/homebuilding EBITDA above 4.0x; and (2) adjusted homebuilding EBIT/interest expense below 3.0x on a sustained basis.

The principal methodology used in this rating was Homebuilding And Property Development Industry published in January 2018. Please see the Rating Methodologies page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.

Established in 1984, Bumi Serpong Damai TBK (P.T.) (BSD) is the largest developer listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange by market capitalization. The company and its subsidiaries are engaged in the development, management and operation of residential townships, condominium towers, office buildings, retail malls and hotel properties. The company is sponsored by Sinarmas Land Limited, which held an approximate 60% stake in BSD at 30 September 2019.

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