Canacol Bonds Extend Rout, Sink to 51 Cents on Liquidity Worries

Published 25 March 2024, [BFW]
By Vinícius Andrade

(Bloomberg) -- Bonds of Canacol extended losses after facing their worst session on record Friday, as traders grew concerned over its weak liquidity. 

  • The natural gas producer ended 2023 with $39.4 million of cash and cash equivalents, it said last week; Canacol scrapped dividends and postponed the drilling of an exploration well amid efforts to preserve cash
  • The 2028 bonds slid as much as 5.6 cents on the dollar to 51.5 cents on Monday, according to Trace data
  • “We were disappointed overall by the lack of reassurance from management during the earnings call,” Lucror Analytics analyst Lorena Reich wrote in a note
    • Still, Lucror doesn’t expect the company to face difficulties making its payments
    • Canacol cited the sale of its Arrow Exploration stake and entering into a short-term credit facility as options if further cash needed: Lucror