Siemens Gamesa gets investment grade rating


Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has become the first wind turbine manufacturer to attain an investment grade rating. The company obtained a BBB-long-term credit rating, with positive outlook, from Standard & Poor’s (S&P), and a Baa3 outlook stable rating from Moody’s. Siemens Gamesa has debuted in the public rating arena within investment grade.

S&P highlighted Siemens Gamesa’s leading position in the competitive and consolidating onshore and offshore wind markets with an improved scale, installed base and technology, which should help the group to increase market share and lead market consolidation. The rating agency also underlined the company’s conservative financial management and transparent financial policy, with a strong balance sheet, which enable it to preserve strong credit metrics and liquidity.

Moody’s also said the rating is primarily supported by Siemens Gamesa’s leading market position, its high revenue visibility, as evidenced in the order book, its technological edge over its competitors, as well as the related and growing service activities, good regional diversification and moderate financial leverage.