The sovereign rating is often the prerequisite information institutional investors use to determine if they will further consider specific companies, industries and classes of securities issued in a specific country.
The role of accounting determinants in predicting long term credit ratings. In Moody began publishing "Moody's Analyses of Railroad Investments," which added analytical information about the value of securities. Download paper:. We offer over five million historical ratings, outlooks and watch status coverage on issuers and issues.
Furthermore, the Brazilian market has some specific characteristics that can lead to different results than those founded in other markets.
The British Accounting Review, 44 2In general, as you increase the level of debt in the capital structure of an entity, other variables held constant, the company becomes riskier.
Just like other prior studies Damasceno et al. In these papers, credit rating is a proxy for credit risk and consequently tends to be influenced by variables related to a company's financial position, as well as qualitative variables that are taken into account by rating agencies.
Editor's note. This study is also relevant due to the incipience of credit rating studies in the Brazilian Market. It is argued that investors could adjust their investment portfolio based on the results presented by credit rating models.
By doing so, one obtains an ordinal variable, a type of non-metric scaling, which may be ordered. Access market sector indexing, over fields of issuer data, and 25 distinct rating types including recovery, national, local currency, country ceiling, market sensitivity and viability ratings.