15 April 2019
Moody’s credit rating upgrade for Origin
Origin Energy Limited (Origin) notes the decision by Moody’s Investor Services (Moody’s) today to upgrade its long-term senior unsecured credit rating for Origin Energy Limited to Baa2 (stable) from Baa3 (positive).
At the same time Moody’s upgraded the long-term senior unsecured credit rating for Origin Energy Finance Limited to Baa2 (stable) from Baa3 (positive).
Origin’s Chief Financial Officer Lawrie Tremaine said, “Origin welcomes this decision by Moody’s to upgrade the company’s credit rating, which reflects the efforts in recent years to materially reduce debt and improve business performance.
“Origin continues to focus on reducing debt and improving shareholder returns. With the company approaching its target capital structure, we reinstated dividends in the current financial year, with a fully franked 10 cent per share interim dividend.”
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Origin expects to recognise non-cash charges for FY2021 and issues guidance for FY2022
Origin Energy Limited (Origin) expects to recognise non-cash post-tax charges of $2,247 million in its FY2021 Statutory Income Statement to be released with its full-year results on 19 August 2021. Origin has also issued guidance for FY2022.