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Deleverage

To repay a company's debts in order to make it more attractive to investors. Companies acquire leverage (or debt) to expand operations in the most efficient way possible. However, acquiring too much debt may increase the company's risk so that it may be in danger of default or bankruptcy. Deleveraging reduces these risks.
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"This underlines our view that deleveraging in Europe is driven more by limited access to funding, or its high cost, rather than by the higher capital demands on banks.
The agency expects 2018 funds from operations (FFO) adjusted net leverage to be 7.0x, which is higher than similarly rated peers but the company's deleveraging path is faster, with 2020 FFO adjusted net leverage forecast to reach 5.5x.
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Working capital also improved, as note receivables declined by CNY1.8 billion, helping fund the company's deleveraging. Management has indicated its desire to further deleverage via assets disposals.
The company's enhanced fleet size provides another layer of protection to senior lenders and could become an additional source of cash flow to support its deleveraging.