Ranking Motion: Moody’s assigns Baa3 to Genpact’s proposed senior unsecured notesGlobal Credit score Analysis – 23 Mar 2021Singapore, March 23, 2021 — Moody’s Traders Service has right now assigned a Baa3 score to the proposed senior unsecured notes to be issued by Genpact Luxembourg S.a r.l., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genpact Restricted (Genpact, Baa3 steady).The outlook on the score is steady.The notes are unconditionally assured by Genpact. The corporate will use the proceeds to repay its excellent loans and for normal company functions.”Genpact’s Baa3 scores replicate the corporate’s substantial money flows, prudent monetary administration and powerful liquidity,” says Sweta Patodia, a Moody’s Analyst.”The steady outlook displays our expectation that Genpact will proceed to develop steadily whereas sustaining its present monetary profile. It additionally displays our view that the corporate can proceed to be rated at Baa3 even when the sovereign score had been to be downgraded to Ba1,” provides Patodia, who can be Moody’s lead analyst for Genpact.RATINGS RATIONALEMoody’s expects Genpact’s revenues to proceed rising on the again of sturdy demand for IT companies particularly in a post-COVID world.Moody’s estimates that Genpact’s revenues will develop by 5.5%-6% over the subsequent 2-3 years, pushed by natural in addition to inorganic development alternatives. Whereas rising worker prices will average EBITDA margins, Moody’s expects the corporate’s margins to stay round 18%-18.5% over the identical interval.Given the corporate’s excessive EBITDA to money movement conversion, Moody’s expects this to translate to round $600 million in money flows annually, which will probably be ample to cowl any outflows regarding capital expenditure, acquisitions and shareholder funds.Consequently, Genpact’s leverage, as measured as adjusted debt/EBITDA, will stay round 2.5x-2.8x over the subsequent 12-18 months, effectively inside Moody’s downgrade set off of three.25x. On the similar time, Moody’s expects Genpact’s reported internet debt/EBITDA (excluding working leases) to stay inside its goal of two.0x over the identical interval.Genpact’s Baa3 score displays its rising income streams from diversified industries with recurring money movement and its dedication to well-articulated monetary insurance policies. Nevertheless, the score is constrained by the corporate’s small scale.By way of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, Genpact stays uncovered to numerous social dangers, similar to modifications in immigration legal guidelines and the supply of a talented workforce, which may end in elevated worker prices and, in flip, have an effect on the corporate’s EBITA margins.Genpact can be uncovered to governance-related dangers due to its acquisitive development technique and excessive shareholder funds. Nevertheless, tempering this threat to a big extent is the corporate’s listed standing and oversight by its board of administrators, the vast majority of whom are unbiased.Genpact has very sturdy liquidity. As of 31 December 2020, the corporate had money and money equivalents of round $680 million in contrast with short-term borrowings of round $284 million, which primarily relate to the drawdown beneath its $500 million revolving credit score facility (RCF). The proposed bond issuance will strengthen Genpact’s liquidity place.Moody’s expects that proceeds from the proposed bond will probably be used to repay the corporate’s steadiness excellent beneath its RCF and partially repay the $350 million bond maturing in April 2022 such that the rise in leverage as a result of new bonds will probably be minimal.FACTORS THAT COULD LEAD TO AN UPGRADE OR DOWNGRADE OF THE RATINGUpward score strain may happen if the corporate grows its income to round USD5 billion.A shift in its enterprise combine, the place digital revenues account for the next portion of whole revenues, and/or new contract wins with increased margins that end in EBITA margins within the excessive teenagers, can even be key for the next score.Particular credit score metrics that will help an improve embrace: (1) adjusted debt/EBITDA falling beneath 1.5x-2.0x; and (2) free money movement/whole debt exceeding 35%, on a sustained foundation.Ranking improve can even take into consideration Moody’s evaluation of whether or not Genpact could be rated a couple of notch above the sovereign.Moody’s may downgrade the score if overly aggressive enterprise acquisitions or higher-than-expected shareholder distributions trigger gross adjusted leverage to exceed 3.25x and/or internet leverage (on a reported foundation excluding working leases) to exceed 2.0x on a sustained foundation. On the similar time, any departure from the corporate’s present monetary insurance policies leading to a weakening in Genpact’s monetary profile or liquidity place would additionally pressure the score.The principal methodology used on this score was Enterprise and Client Service Business revealed in October 2016 and out there at https://www.moodys.com/researchdocumentcontentpage.aspx?docid=PBC_1037985. 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