Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust property, Palembang Icon. (Photo: Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust)

Moody’s Investor Services has downgraded its rating for Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust to a non-investment grade corporate family rating of Ba1, down from an investment-grade issuer rating of Baa3 previously.

The downgrade followed a review of the REIT that was prompted by deteriorating credit quality of key entities within the Lippo group, said Moody’s.

The group contributes approximately one-third of Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust’s total revenue, said Moody’s.

As a result of the downgrade, the REIT’s Baa3 issuer rating has also been withdrawn by Moody’s, and it has instead been assigned a Ba1 corporate family rating.

The REIT’s rating outlook is negative, Moody’s added.

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By Ridzwan Rahmat

Ridzwan has been analysing REITs and business trusts since 2008, and personally manages a portfolio comprising mainly of SGX-listed REITs. He founded REITsWeek in 2013.