Moody's reaffirms Ameriabank Ba3 rating with Stable Outlook

Moody's reaffirms Ameriabank Ba3 rating with Stable Outlook

PanARMENIAN.Net - Moody's global rating agency has reaffirmed Ameriabank’s Ba3 long-term local currency bank deposits rating with stable outlook.

Ameriabank said they believe that rating affirmation is an important factor amid the situation driven by COVID-19.

Moody's decision to affirm the rating reflects a number of important criteria, including well-diversified loan book structure. In particular, as of January 1, 2020, Ameriabank's loans to SME accounted for 17.4% of the Bank's total loans. The Bank's loans to individuals accounted for 25% of the total loan book, and were almost equally split between mortgages and consumer loans.

Moody’s long-term local currency bank deposits rating reflects:

— Diversified business profile and strong positions on the domestic market;

— Improved asset quality indicators and good loss absorption capacity, evidenced by robust capital buffers, good profitability and adequate problem loans coverage;

— Sufficient liquidity and diversified funding base.

Despite the challenging environment amid the coronavirus outbreak Moody’s expects that the Bank’s funding and liquidity profiles will remain stable.

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