Moody's assigns Baa1 to University of West Alabama's (AL) Series 2018 bonds; outlook negative - Moody's Global Credit Research

Moody's assigns Baa1 to University of West Alabama's (AL) Series 2018 bonds; outlook negative

Moody's assigns Baa1 to University of West Alabama's (AL) Series 2018 bonds; outlook negative - Moody's Global Credit Research
Moody's assigns Baa1 to University of West Alabama's (AL) Series 2018 bonds; outlook negative
Published Nov 05, 2018
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University of West Alabama, AL: Update to credit analysis following upgrade to A3 - Credit Opinion – 2022/04/15 – US$ 250.00 – ...The University of West Alabama's (A3 stable issuer rating) credit profile incorporates its notably improved financial position due to sustained traction in operations from its strategic investment in program development and enrollment growth, increased wealth and liquidity, and steadily rising operating and capital support from the State of Alabama (Aa1 stable issuer rating). Improvements in fiscal oversight and reporting and management's credibility in identifying and addressing market challenges are primary drivers of the rating change. These factors support good debt service coverage and continued growth in unrestricted liquidity. UWA holds a regionally important role in the provision of education in west Alabama. Offsetting challenges include a growing reliance on online students pursuing graduate education degrees, an area that is exposed to high competition and shifting customer preferences. Other enrollment pressures include increased reliance on partnerships to achieve revenue growth,...

Moody's upgrades University of West Alabama's (AL) ratings to A3 from Baa1; outlook stable - Rating Action – 2022/04/15 – US$ 180.00 – ...MOODY'S CREDIT RATINGS, ASSESSMENTS, OTHER OPINIONS, AND PUBLICATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY RETAIL INVESTORS AND IT WOULD BE RECKLESS AND INAPPROPRIATE FOR RETAIL INVESTORS TO USE MOODY'S CREDIT RATINGS, ASSESSMENTS, OTHER OPINIONS OR PUBLICATIONS WHEN MAKING AN INVESTMENT DECISION. IF IN DOUBT YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR FINANCIAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVISER. ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS PROTECTED BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COPYRIGHT LAW, AND NONE OF SUCH INFORMATION MAY BE COPIED OR OTHERWISE REPRODUCED, REPACKAGED, FURTHER TRANSMITTED, TRANSFERRED, DISSEMINATED, REDISTRIBUTED OR RESOLD, OR STORED FOR SUBSEQUENT USE FOR ANY SUCH PURPOSE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN ANY FORM OR MANNER OR BY ANY MEANS WHATSOEVER, BY ANY PERSON WITHOUT MOODY'S PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT. MOODY'S CREDIT RATINGS, ASSESSMENTS, OTHER OPINIONS AND PUBLICATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY ANY PERSON AS A BENCHMARK AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED FOR REGULATORY PURPOSES AND MUST NOT BE USED IN ANY WAY THAT...

University Of West Alabama, AL: Update to credit analysis following revision of outlook to stable - Credit Opinion – 2020/02/10 – US$ 250.00 – ...The University of West Alabama (Baa1 stable) will continue to serve a regionally relevant role as a public university in the State of Alabama (Aa1 stable), with modestly increasing state appropriations. Consecutive years of large enrollment growth reflect some initial success from the university's new online strategy to offset declines in the university's traditional core student population. However, with an increasingly large contingent of graduate online students, the university faces social risk as it remains vulnerable to fluctuations in demand for this volatile market segment. Favorably, fiscal 2018 and unaudited fiscal 2019 results show improved operating performance and cash flow for materially better debt service coverage. Additionally, the university reports a second year of liquidity growth in fiscal 2019, following a multi-year period of decline. Sustained improvements in the university's operating performance remain dependent on stronger fiscal oversight and continued revenue...

Moody's assigns Baa1 to University of West Alabama's (AL) Series 2020 bonds; outlook revised to stable - Rating Action – 2020/02/10 – US$ 180.00 – ...ASSESSMENTS, OTHER OPINIONS AND PUBLICATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY ANY PERSON AS A BENCHMARK AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED FOR REGULATORY PURPOSES AND MUST NOT BE USED IN ANY WAY THAT COULD RESULT IN THEM BEING CONSIDERED A BENCHMARK. All information contained herein is obtained by MOODY'S from sources believed by it to be accurate and reliable. Because of the possibility of human or mechanical error as well as other factors, however, all information contained herein is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind. MOODY'S adopts all necessary measures so that the information it uses in assigning a credit rating is of sufficient quality and from sources MOODY'S considers to be reliable including, when appropriate, independent third-party sources. However, MOODY'S is not an auditor and cannot in every instance independently verify or validate information received in the rating process or in preparing its Publications. To the extent permitted by law, MOODY'S and its directors, officers,...

University of West Alabama, AL: Update to credit analysis - Credit Opinion – 2018/11/07 – US$ 250.00 – ...The University of West Alabama (Baa1 negative) will continue to serve a regionally relevant role as a public university in the State of Alabama (Aa1 stable), with modestly increasing state appropriations. Following an approximately 18% jump in fall 2017 enrollment, the university reported additional 12% growth in enrollment for fall 2018 driven by further increases in its online student population. Consecutive years of large enrollment growth reflect some initial success from the university's new recruiting partnerships. However, with an increasingly large contingent of graduate online students, the university remains vulnerable to fluctuations in demand for this volatile market segment. Although management's preliminary fiscal 2018 results project slightly improved operating performance, cash flow margins will likely remain insufficient to cover debt service. Consequently, liquidity has softened but remains adequate given the university's conservative debt structure. Sustained improvements...

University Of West Alabama, AL: Update to credit analysis - Credit Opinion – 2018/04/03 – US$ 250.00 – ...The University of West Alabama (Baa1 negative) will continue to serve a regionally relevant role as a public university for the State of Alabama (Aa1 stable), with state appropriations currently projected to modestly increase. After years of softening student demand, fall 2017 on-campus and online enrollment grew, reflecting initial success with new recruiting partnerships. However, with a relatively large contingent of graduate online students, the university is vulnerable to fluctuations in demand for this volatile market segment. Operating performance has improved slightly but remains weak leading to cash flow margins insufficient to cover debt service. Liquidity has consequently softened but remains adequate given a conservative debt structure. A small scale and a large and growing net pension liability are additional credit challenges. Potential improvement in the university's operating performance remains dependent on the senior management team's ability to bolster revenues through...

Moody's affirms University of West Alabama's (AL) Baa1; negative outlook - Rating Action – 2018/04/02 – US$ 180.00 – ...MOODY'S CREDIT RATINGS AND MOODY'S PUBLICATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY RETAIL INVESTORS AND IT WOULD BE RECKLESS AND INAPPROPRIATE FOR RETAIL INVESTORS TO USE MOODY'S CREDIT RATINGS OR MOODY'S PUBLICATIONS WHEN MAKING AN INVESTMENT DECISION. IF IN DOUBT YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR FINANCIAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVISER. ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS PROTECTED BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COPYRIGHT LAW, AND NONE OF SUCH INFORMATION MAY BE COPIED OR OTHERWISE REPRODUCED, REPACKAGED, FURTHER TRANSMITTED, TRANSFERRED, DISSEMINATED, REDISTRIBUTED OR RESOLD, OR STORED FOR SUBSEQUENT USE FOR ANY SUCH PURPOSE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN ANY FORM OR MANNER OR BY ANY MEANS WHATSOEVER, BY ANY PERSON WITHOUT MOODY'S PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT. CREDIT RATINGS AND MOODY'S PUBLICATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY ANY PERSON AS A BENCHMARK AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED FOR REGULATORY PURPOSES AND MUST NOT BE USED IN ANY WAY THAT COULD RESULT IN THEM BEING CONSIDERED A BENCHMARK. All information contained...

University of West Alabama, AL: Update - Moody's Downgrades University of West Alabama to Baa1; Outlook Negative - Rating Update – 2017/01/27 – US$ 250.00 – ...Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the rating on University of West Alabama's (UWA) $25.3 million of the General Fee Revenue Bonds Series 2010-A and Taxable Series 2010-B to Baa1 from A3. The outlook is negative. The one-notch downgrade to Baa1 reflects UWA's continued weak operating performance with insufficient cash flow to cover debt service and softening liquidity. A larger downgrade is precluded at this time due to potential improvement in operating performance as a new senior management team aims to increase enrollment to bolster revenues under its 2015-20 strategic plan. The plan is focused on student marketing enhancements and program additions designed to translate to increase enrollment and retention. The Baa1 rating incorporates the university's small, relatively stable core undergraduate market in western Alabama, with gradually increasing operating support from the State of Alabama (Aa1 stable), sufficient liquidity to cushion near term operations, and conservative debt...

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