Rating Action: Moody’s downgrades Men’s Wearhouse’s PDR to D-PD following Chapter 11 filing
Global Credit Research – 04 Aug 2020
New York, August 04, 2020 — Moody’s Investors Service, (“Moody’s”) downgraded The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. (“Men’s Wearhouse”) ratings, including its probability of default rating (“PDR”) to D-PD from Caa2-PD, corporate family rating to Ca from Caa2, senior secured term loan rating to Ca from Caa2, and unsecured notes to C from Ca. The speculative-grade liquidity rating was downgraded to SGL-4 from SGL-3 and the ratings outlook was changed to stable from negative. Today’s actions follow the company’s announcement  that it has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code.
..Issuer: Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. (The)
…. Probability of Default Rating, Downgraded to D-PD from Caa2-PD
…. Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating, Downgraded to SGL-4 from SGL-3
…. Corporate Family Rating, Downgraded to Ca from Caa2
….Senior Secured Bank Credit Facility, Downgraded to Ca (LGD4) from Caa2 (LGD4)
….Senior Unsecured Regular Bond/Debenture, Downgraded to C (LGD6) from Ca (LGD6)
..Issuer: Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. (The)
….Outlook, Changed To Stable From Negative
“The global coronavirus pandemic severely disrupted Tailored Brands’ businesses, which were already facing challenges due to execution issues and a challenging retail environment,” stated Moody’s retail analyst, Mike Zuccaro. “Its Chapter 11 filing, which has support of over 75% of its senior lenders, will allow the company to reduce debt, rationalize its store base, and focus on executing its plan to drive profitable growth.”
The rapid spread of the coronavirus outbreak, deteriorating global economic outlook, low oil prices, and high asset price volatility have created an unprecedented credit shock across a range of sectors and regions. We regard the coronavirus outbreak as a social risk under our ESG framework, given the substantial implications for public health and safety. Today’s action reflects the impact on Men’s Wearhouse of the deterioration in credit quality it has triggered, given its exposure to men’s apparel, which has left it vulnerable to shifts in market demand and sentiment in these unprecedented operating conditions.
Subsequent to today’s actions, Moody’s will withdraw the ratings due to Men’s Wearhouse’s bankruptcy filing. Please refer to the Moody’s Investors Service Policy for Withdrawal of Credit Ratings, available on its website, www.moodys.com.
Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. is a subsidiary of Tailored Brands, Inc., which operates around 1,445 stores in the U.S. and Canada under the Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores Clothing for Men and K&G brands. LTM revenue for the period ended May 2, 2020 approached $2.8 billion
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