This rating methodology explains RatingPlus’ approach to assessing credit risk of non-financial corporates in Vietnam. This methodology is intended as a general guidance to help companies, investors and other market participants to understand how RatingPlus looks at quantitative and qualitative factors significant in explaining rating outcomes in this sector.
The methodology is driven by a scorecard, a simple representation of the relevant data and how it is combined. The scorecard is used by the RatingPlus’ analysts and by the Rating Committee to assess the creditworthiness of a non-financial corporate issuer in Vietnam. However, the scorecard is just a reflection of a framework (and not a model) and thus cannot and does not incorporate or consider every rating consideration. This is especially true for the more qualitative factor scores that are denominated as adjustment factors to the qualitative factor scores. The weights for the factor scores and qualitative adjustments shown in this document are for reference only and their importance may vary substantially.
In addition, ratings are forward-looking opinions about an issuers’ future capacity and willingness to honour its obligations to creditors, but the scorecard uses historical data. As a result, the assigned rating may deviate from the scorecard-indicated rating range in such cases, where a rating committee deems this to be appropriate.
This methodology is used to assess the creditworthiness of non-financial corporate issuers in Vietnam.
Less Venerable but vulnerable to adverse circumstance
More Venerable, subject to major ongoing uncertainties
Currently highly Vulnerable
Bankruptcy Filling (or similar)
|Recovery Rating||Description of Recovery||Recovery Range||Issue Rating Notches|
|1+||Highest expectation, full recovery||100%||+3|
|1||Very high recovery||90 - 100%||+2|
|2||Substantial recovery||70 - 90%||+1|
|3||Meaningful recovery||50 - 70%||0|
|4||Average recovery||30 - 50%||0|
|5||Modest recovery||10 - 30%||-1|
|6||Negligible recovery||0 - 10%||-2|