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PACRA Assigns Initial Entity Ratings to Techno Time Construction (Pvt.) Ltd

Rating Type Entity
(31-Jan-22 )
Action Initial
Long Term BBB
Short Term A2
Outlook Stable
Rating Watch -

Techno Time Construction (Pvt.) Limited (TTC) holds experience in construction industry of Pakistan for nearly a decade. TTC has delivered multiple, public and government projects of which the completion spanned a number of years. TTC also works on different infrastructure projects in collaboration with different JV partners. TTC was originally focused on roads and bridges construction, but recently the Company has also started focusing on housing societies development. Construction industry’s prospects seems to be promising in terms of increasing PSDP funding. TTC reported a top line of PKR 5.7 billion with adequate profit margins in FY21. However, volatility associated with award of projects and hence, sustainability of revenues, cannot be overlooked as the business pipeline is not swelled up. The business funding needs are met by non-funded lines of banks and JV partner’s guarantees given on its behalf. Resultantly, it’s nonfunded exposure is relatively less as significant support comes from leading JV partner in bearing non-funded exposure. Equity base of the Company is adequate especially when compared with the non-funded obligations assumed by the Company.
The ratings are dependent on the sustainability of the business and its financial structure; sustaining a steady revenue stream and financial risk profile. Financial metrics need to be upheld as well. Strengthening of projects pipeline is also essential for the ratings. Improvement in governance is also important and needs to be strengthened.

About the Entity
Techno Time Construction (Pvt.) Limited was established by Mr. Atta Ullah Khan as a partnership firm in 2012 which got converted into a private limited company later in 2017. The executive and operational roles are held by Mr. Atta Ullah Khan, Mr. Zaka Ullah Khan and Mr. Samee Ullah Khan who are also the board members and shareholders. M/s. Nadeem Safdar & Co. Chartered Accountants, are the external auditors of the Company. The auditors expressed an unqualified audit opinion on the financial statements of TTC for the year ended June 30, 2021. Scope of work comprises mainly construction of highways, Bridges and Interchanges. TTC has also recently ventured into development of housing societies. Significant projects to its credit include Construction of Interchanges at Khana & Sohan for PKR 2.187 billion and at Kharal for PKR 1.695 billion on Expressway Islamabad.

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