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Continental’s Credit Rating

Continental AG is rated by the three rating agencies Standard & Poor’s, Fitch and Moody’s, each of which maintained their credit ratings during 2019. 

Rating is a standardized indicator for the international finance markets that assesses and classifies the creditworthiness of a debtor. The classification is the result of an economic analysis of the debtor by specialist rating companies like Standard & Poor’s, Fitch and Moody’s.


March 23, 2021: Baa2, negative outlook

Contracted rating retroactively since January 1, 2019.

Moody's - long term
Moody's - short term
March 23, 2021Baa2 confirmed, outlook remains negativeNo rating
March 13, 2020Baa2, negative outlookNo rating
August 28, 2019Baa1, negative outlookNo rating
June 30, 2015Baa1, stable outlookNo rating
September 19, 2013Baa3, stable outlook No rating
August 12, 2013Ba1, stable outlookNo prime
September 28, 2012Ba2, changes outlook to positiveNo prime
April 5, 2011Ba3, stable outlookNo Prime
July 15, 2010B1 confirmed, changes outlook to stableNo Prime
August 14, 2009B1, negtive outlookNo Prime
June 2, 2009Ba3, negative outlookNo Prime
February 23, 2009Ba2, negative outlookNo Prime
December 18, 2008Ba1, negative outlookNo Prime
November 07, 2008Baa3P-3
September 18, 2008Continental is on watchliston watchlist
February 26, 2008Baa2, negative outlookP-2
July 26, 2007Continental is in watchlistP-2
April 1, 2005Baa1, stable outlookP-2
September 1, 2004Baa2 confirmed, changes outlook to positiveP-2
December 15, 2003Baa2 confirmed, changes outllook to stableP-2
November 5, 2001Baa2, changes outlook to negative P-2
September 13, 2001Continental is on watchlistP-2
April 2, 2001Baa1 confirmed, changes outlook to negative  P-2
May 19, 2000 First publishing of rating:
Baa1, stable outlook

Standard & Poor's

March 30, 2020: BBB, negative outlook

Standard & Poor's contracted rating since May 19, 2000.

S&P- long termS&P short term
March 30, 2020BBB, negative outlookA-2
March 5, 2020BBB+ confirmed, changes outlook to negative A-2
May 11, 2016BBB+, stable outlook
May 20, 2015BBB confirmed, changes outlook to positive
December 6, 2013BBB, stable outlook
November 26, 2013BB+ confirmed, changes outlook to positive
October 6, 2013BB+, stable outlook
May 24, 2013
BB, stable outlookB
May 16, 2012
BB-, outlook positive
July 20, 2011B+, outlook positive
March 11, 2011
B confirmed, changes outlook to positiveB
May 18, 2010
B, stable outlookB
January 21, 2010
B+ confirmed, outlook remains on credit watch negativeB
August 13, 2009
B+, on credit watch negative
June 10, 2009
Continental is on watchlist
January 27, 2009
BB, negative outlook
December 15, 2008
Continental is on watchlist
on watchlist
September 26, 2008
BBB-, stable outlook
June 26, 2008
BBB confirmed, changes outlook to negative
November 16, 2007BBB, stable outlook
July 25, 2007
Continental is on watchlist
August 6, 2004BBB+, changes outlook to stable
January 8, 2004
BBB confirmed, changes outlook to positive
October 31, 2001
BBB, stable outlook
September 14, 2001Continental is on watchlist
May 19, 2000
first publishing of rating:
BBB+, stable outlook


April 20, 2020: BBB, stable outlook

Fitch contracted rating since November 7, 2013.

Fitch long termFitch short term
April 20, 2020BBB, stable outlookF2
October 24, 2016BBB+, stable outlookF2
September 5, 2014BBB, changes outlook to positiveF2
July 15, 2013BBB, stable outlookF3