Jakarta, 14 April 2023 – PT Elnusa Tbk (ELNUSA, IDX: ELSA) A leading energy service provider company provides positive energy to shareholders through its success in upgrading its rating from idAA-/Stable in 2022 to “IdAA/Stable” in 2023 This. PT Pemeringkat Efek Indonesia (PEFINDO) raised the rating of Elnusa's Phase I Year 2020 Sustainable Sukuk I given PEFINDO's view of the stronger level of support from PT Pertamina (Persero) as the ultimate controlling shareholder. The rating period is valid from 10 April 2023 to 1 April 2024. In addition, PEFINDO also assesses that the rating upgrade achieved by Elnusa occurred because Elnusa has a strong ability to fulfill long-term financial commitments.
This acquisition was decided after a series of Monitoring Ratings on Sustainable Sukuk Ijarah and the Company took place, which began on March 7, 2023, with several stages of assessment consisting of filling out questionnaires, submitting the latest data and information as well as long-term financial projections for 2023-2027. Also within the framework of this assessment, PEFINDO conducted a Site Visit at the Elnusa Work Location of its subsidiary PT Elnusa Petrofin (EPN) at the Amurang Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Depot on March 16, 2023, to see and directly assess the Company's operational conditions. At the end of the assessment process, a PEFINDO Management Meeting was held with Elnusa's Directors.
The rating that Elnusa has achieved can continue to rise if Elnusa shows the strength of its business position. This can be characterized by significant revenue and profit growth while maintaining a conservative capital structure ratio and the Company's strong cash flow protection on a sustainable basis.
Elnusa's Director of Finance, Bachtiar Soeria Atmadja said the rating reflected the strong level of support from the Pertamina Group, the Company's strong position and diversified income in the oil and gas support services business, and the Company's strong financial condition. Elnusa is a strategic Subsidiary in supporting Pertamina's upstream activities under PT Pertamina Hulu Energi (PHE) Subholding Upstream including oil and gas exploration and production in all of Pertamina's business locations both domestically and abroad and also supports downstream activities under Other subholdings in the Pertamina Group.
"The increase in the ranking achieved by Elnusa is very encouraging and hopefully Elnusa will continue to show its growth going forward. Of course, there is still room for improvement for Elnusa to continue to grow and develop to generate profits," said Bachtiar.