PACRA Maintains Entity and Instrument Ratings of TPL Trakker Limited; Rating Watch Intact
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The ratings incorporate TPL's leadership position in tracking industry, emanating from its diverse product portfolio and superior technology infrastructure. The company is targeting tracking business in niche market in the personal tracking solutions and is also poised to expand geographically. Sustainability, from incremental cash flows from core operations, going forward, remains important for coverages which are currently subdued to some extent. After the acquisition of TPL Life (Previously: Asia Care Health and Life Insurance Company Limited), whole organization structure has been revamped along with a new firm strategy; encompassing innovation in its products and introducing mass retail channel targeting lower income segments. The rating watch captures the ongoing corporate restructuring of the company; TPL Trakker being restructured into a holding company, and renamed to “TPL Corp”. The two major segments would be demerged into wholly owned subsidiaries, i) TPL Vehicle Tracking (TPLV), and ii) TPL Maps (TPL M), along with these two investments TPL Corp would entail investment in TPL Properties, TPL Direct Insurance, TPL Securities Services, and Trakker Middle East.
The ratings are dependent upon the corporate restructuring; new status of the company and its financial strength. The ratings are reliant on the company's ability to sustain its market share and technological edge in the industry. Adherence to good financial discipline while strengthening debt servicing capacity through improving cash position is vital.
TPL Trakker Limited (TPL), listed on PSE, is Pakistan's largest vehicle tracking and fleet management company operating with a network of 9 branches, catering to 150,000 customers’ tracking needs. TPL is majority (53%) owned by TPL Holdings (Pvt) Limited (THL), which, in turn, is equally owned by Ali Jameel and Ali Bhai families. Digicore divested its whole stake during the years (Jun’15: 5%). The rest is dispersed ownership. THL has other direct investments in general and life insurance, real estate, security services, energy and financial services sectors.
The Board consists of eight directors, including CEO; six are representatives of THL and two are independent. Mr. Ali Jameel, a Chartered Accountant from England & Wales, is the CEO of TPL Trakker. He has diversified experience in managing various business ventures. He is supported by an able team.