S&P Global Ratings affirmed its A corporate credit rating on retail-focused retail real estate investment trust Simon Property Group Inc.
The outlook is stable.
The rating agency also affirmed the A issue-level rating on the company's senior unsecured debt, the BBB+ issue-level rating on its preferred stock and subsidiaries' A-1 short-term rating.
The affirmation reflects the agency's opinion that Simon's high-quality asset portfolio and disciplined redevelopment investments will support steady operating performance despite expectations of a continued challenging retail environment in the U.S.
S&P expects credit metrics to remain stable over the next two years, backed by modest net operating income growth, successful redevelopment of assets and a sound financial policy.
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