Short-Term Credit Ratings
Kroll Bond Rating Agency's short-term ratings indicate an ability to meet obligations that typically have maturities of 13 months or less when issued by corporate entities, financial institutions, and in connection with structured finance transactions. When applied to municipal obligations, KBRA's short-term ratings typically indicate an ability to meet obligations of three years or less. Short-term ratings may be assigned to both issuers and to specific obligations. As compared to long-term ratings, greater emphasis is placed on an obligor's liquidity profile and access to funding. KBRA appends an (sf) indicator to ratings assigned to structured finance obligations.
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|K1+||Exceptional ability to meet short-term obligations.|
|K1||Very strong ability to meet short-term obligations.|
|K2||Strong ability to meet short-term obligations.|
|K3||Adequate ability to meet short-term obligations.|
|B||Questionable ability to meet short-term obligations.|
|C||Little ability to meet short-term obligations.|
|D||KBRA defines default as occurring if: |
With exceptions for certain issuers and sectors, the following correspondence between KBRA's short- and long-term ratings generally holds:
|Long-Term Rating||Short-Term Rating|
K1+ or K1
K1 or K2
K2 or K3