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PACRA maintains Entity Ratings of Be Energy limited

Lahore, August 29, 2022 (PPI-OT):The ratings continue to reflect strong sponsorship of Be Energy, the Saudi based BE Group (previously known as the Bakri Group). The sponsor has global presence in energy related businesses, including operations in the downstream oil segment, located in various countries of Asia and Africa. Be Energy has captured market share of ~2.9% as at Jun-22, gained through ~416 retail pumps spread across the country. They aim to construct company-operated retail outlets in major cities of Pakistan.

Further, the Company holds an oil storage infrastructure of 207,725 MTs distributed between six terminals, spread across Port Qasim, Machike, Shikarpur, Daulatpur, Sahiwal and Mehmood Kot. The key product portfolio of the Company comprises of four products; HSD, MOGAS, HSFO and Lubricants, with HSD and MOGAS being key revenue generators. An additional revenue stream of hospitality income is generated through subletting of unutilized storage units. Be Energy has maintained an adequate financial risk profile through moderate coverage indicators and leveraging.

The ratings remain dependent on Be Energy’s ability to enhance its capacity utilization, through infrastructure and supply chain development, in order to augment its market penetration and strengthen its relative position. Sustainability of bottom-line and key financial metrics, in terms of working capital ratios, financial coverages and gearing, remain crucial to the rating.

For more information, contact:
Analyst,
The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited (PACRA)
Awami Complex, FB1, Usman Block New Garden Town,
Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-5869504-6
Fax: +92-42-5830425
Email: hammad.rashid@pacra.com
Website: www.pacra.com

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