HeidelbergCement upgraded to ‘Ba1’ by Moody’s

HeidelbergCement upgraded to ‘Ba1’ by Moody’s
Published: 31 May 2011

Moody’s Investors Service raised HeidelbergCement’s Corporate Family rating to ‘Ba1’ from ‘Ba2‘ and the senior unsecured long term rating to ‘Ba2’ from ‘Ba3’.

As rationale, Moody’s highlighted the company’s sound performance in Q1 and the agency’s expectation that HeidelbergCement will continue to perform well in 2011 leading to further deleveraging and improved credit metrics.

“We are very happy that the solid performance in Q1 has prompted another rating upgrade,” says Dr. Bernd Scheifele, CEO of HeidelbergCement. “Therewith, already two rating agencies see us only one notch away from our targeted investment grade rating.”