Product Quantum (Rs. Cr) Long Term Rating Short Term Rating
Bank Loan Ratings 11.00 ACUITE B | Downgraded | Issuer not co-operating* -
Total Outstanding 11.00 - -
Rating Rationale

­Acuité has downgraded the long-term rating to 'ACUITE B' (read as ACUITE B) from ‘ACUITE B+’ (read as ACUITE B plus) on the Rs. 11.00 crore bank facilities of A K M Cashews (AKMC). The rating continues to be flagged as “Issuer Not-Cooperating” and is downgraded on account of information risk.

About the Company

­Kerala-based, A K M Cashews (AKMC) established in 2006, is a proprietorship concern engaged in the trading and processing of raw cashew nuts. The firm is headed by Mr. Shamla Nizamudeen, who possesses experience of over a decade in the business. Cashew nut processing generates 80 per cent revenue with the balance coming from trading. The installed capacity stood at 20 metric tons per day.

Unsupported Rating

­Not Applicable

Non-cooperation by the issuer/borrower:

­Acuité has been requesting for data, information and undertakings from the rated entity for conducting surveillance & review of the rating. However, the issuer/ borrower failed to submit such information before the due date. Acuité believes that information risk is a critical component in such ratings, and noncooperation by the issuer along with an unwillingness to provide information could be a sign of potential deterioration in its overall credit quality.
This rating is therefore being flagged as “Issuer not-cooperating”, in line with prevailing SEBI regulations and Acuité’s policies.

Limitation regarding information availability:

­The rating is based on information available from sources other than the issuer/borrower (in the absence of information provided by the issuer/borrower). Acuité endeavored to gather information about the entity/industry from the public domain. Therefore, Acuité cautions lenders and investors regarding the use of such information, on which the indicative credit rating is based.

Rating Sensitivity

­"No information provided by the issuer/ available for Acuite to comment upon."

Liquidity Position

­"No information provided by the issuer/ available for Acuite to comment upon."


­Not Applicable

Other Factors affecting Rating

Particulars Unit FY 16 (Actual) FY 15 (Actual)
Operating Income Rs. Cr. 57.76 67.20
PAT Rs. Cr. 0.37 1.37
PAT Margin (%) 0.63 2.04
Total Debt/Tangible Net Worth Times 3.32 3.04
PBDIT/Interest Times 1.49 2.57
Status of non-cooperation with previous CRA

­Not Applicable

Any other information
Applicable Criteria
• Trading Entities:
• Default Recognition:
• Application Of Financial Ratios And Adjustments:

Note on Complexity Levels of the Rated Instrument

­In order to inform the investors about complexity of instruments, Acuité has categorized such instruments in three levels: Simple, Complex and Highly Complex. Acuite’ s categorisation of the instruments across the three categories is based on factors like variability of the returns to the investors, uncertainty in cash flow patterns, number of counterparties and general understanding of the instrument by the market. It has to be understood that complexity is different from credit risk and even an instrument categorized as 'Simple' can carry high levels of risk. For more details, please refer Rating Criteria “Complexity Level Of Financial Instruments” on


Date Name of Instruments/Facilities Term Amount (Rs. Cr) Rating/Outlook
17 Mar 2023 Cash Credit Long Term 11.00 ACUITE B+ (Reaffirmed & Issuer not co-operating*)
27 Dec 2021 Cash Credit Long Term 11.00 ACUITE B+ (Reaffirmed & Issuer not co-operating*)

Lender’s Name ISIN Facilities Date Of Issuance Coupon Rate Maturity Date Quantum
(Rs. Cr.)
Complexity Level Rating
Canara Bank Not avl. / Not appl. Cash Credit Not avl. / Not appl. Not avl. / Not appl. Not avl. / Not appl. 11.00 Simple ACUITE B | Downgraded | Issuer not co-operating* ( from ACUITE B+ )


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