Hanoi, 21 June 2022
FiinRatings affirms BBB-/ Stable issuer rating of F88 Business Joint Stock Company. The affirmation on F88 Business Joint Stock Company (“F88”) reflects our opinion that the business plan of the Company has been well executed, despite adverse economic conditions due to the outbreak of Covid-19. F88 has consistently delivered its business expansion plan and reaffirmed its business position, while gradually diversifying its revenue sources by boosting its insurance distribution business.
The company’s key indicators for Capital, Earnings and Asset Quality remain in line with our previous projection, outperforming its closest peers and several NBFCs in terms of profitability, non-performing loan ratios and charge-off ratios. Funding ability of F88 has been improving with longer-term fundings from foreign lending sources as well as the Company’s partnership with CIMB. We also assess that the credit outlook for the overall financial sector in Vietnam will remain stable thanks to government’s strengthening supervision, increasingly prudent regulatory framework for the whole sector, and our expectation of an improving post-pandemic economic recovery.
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