INFOMERICS's Issuer/Corporate Rating is issuer-specific assessment of the credit risk. While the scope of this Rating is similar to long term instrument ratings, the main difference between Issuer Rating and other ratings is that Issuer Rating is not instrument specific but issuer-oriented. Issuer Rating factors in expected performance of the entity over an intermediate time horizon of around three years and reflects the capability of the entity as regards servicing of its financial obligations. In addition to the rating specific to a debt instrument, the aggregate liability of the corporate is rated so as to get an indication as to the overall debt servicing capability of a corporate and such rating can be made useful for negotiations with many counter-parties like lenders (including bankers), suppliers, collaborators and so on. It also acts as a strong input to the management for improving financial prudence and bringing all-round enhancement in financial planning.