According to the publication dated September 5, 2023, Vonovia’s credit rating as awarded by the agency Standard & Poor’s is unchanged at BBB+ with a stable outlook for the long-term issuer credit rating and A-2 for the short-term issuer credit rating. At the same time, the credit rating for the issued and unsecured bonds is BBB+.
In an announcement dated October 23, 2023, the rating agency Moody’s confirmed Vonovia’s rating of Baa1 with a stable outlook.
Vonovia received an A- investment grade rating from the rating agency Scope, although the outlook was changed from stable to negative in a publication dated June 29, 2023.
Vonovia SE has launched an EMTN (European medium-term notes) program. This program, which was originally launched via Vonovia Finance B.V., allows funds to be raised quickly at any time, without any major administrative effort, using bond issues. The prospectus for the € 40 billion program, which was published on March 24, 2023, is to be updated annually and approved by the financial supervisory authority of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (CSSF).
As of the reporting date of September 30, 2023, Vonovia had placed a total bond volume of € 23.9 billion, € 23.6 billion of which relates to the EMTN program. Deutsche Wohnen bonds worth a further € 1.8 billion were also assumed.
In January 2023, Vonovia implemented an open market repurchase to buy back bonds maturing in 2028, 2029 and 2033. € 53.6 million was bought back early within this context. A bond in the amount of € 403.4 million was repaid as planned in April 2023.
Deutsche Wohnen repaid secured financing in the amount of € 281.8 million as scheduled in March 2023.
Vonovia repaid promissory note loans of € 120.0 million as scheduled in March 2023.
On March 16, 2023, Vonovia took out secured financing with Berlin Hyp in the amount of € 550.0 million with a maturity of ten years. The financing was disbursed in April 2023.
On April 19, 2023, Vonovia took out unsecured financing with Caixabank in the amount of € 150.0 million with a maturity of five years. The financing was disbursed in April 2023.
June 2023 saw Vonovia repay a secured financing arrangement in the amount of € 75.9 million on the final maturity date.
Vonovia also reached an agreement on secured financing of € 125.0 million with NordLB on June 29, 2023, with disbursement in August 2023.
On June 30, 2023, Vonovia concluded a secured financing agreement with a volume of € 130.0 million with UniCredit. A disbursement was made in the third quarter of 2023.
Additional secured financing of € 175.0 million was agreed with Berliner Sparkasse on July 5, 2023, and was disbursed in the same month.
In July and September, two bonds in the amount of € 391.6 million and € 351.9 million, respectively, were repaid as planned.
As part of its ongoing efforts to be proactive in managing its financial liabilities, Vonovia successfully completed a cash offer for a number of bonds. Out of the total face value offered by the bond investors amounting to approximately € 1.25 billion, Vonovia accepted the buyback of a face value of € 1.0 billion for a total value of € 892.0 million in July. This corresponds to a discount of around 11%.
Since November 2021, an agreement has been in place between Vonovia SE and a banking consortium led by Commerzbank AG for a syndicated credit facility with a volume of € 3,000.0 million. This credit line had not been used as of September 30, 2023. As a contractual extension option was exercised at the end of September, the agreement will end in 2025.
In September, a general loan agreement for around € 600 million was concluded between Vonovia SE and a consortium of four banks led by Unicredit Bank AG. It can be used exclusively to refinance liabilities and any drawdowns must be repaid using the proceeds subsequently received from capital market transactions or sales. This agreement will end after a two-year term.
The debt maturity profile of Vonovia’s financing was as follows as of September 30, 2023:
The key debt ratios are as follows as of the reporting date:
LTV (loan to value)
in € million
Dec. 31, 2022
Sep. 30, 2023
Non-derivative financial liabilities
Foreign exchange rate effects
Cash and cash equivalents*
Adjusted net debt
Fair value of the real estate portfolio
Loans to companies holding immovable property and land
Shares in other real estate companies
Adjusted fair value of the real estate portfolio
Adjusted EBITDA Total***
Net Debt/EBITDA multiple
- *Incl. term deposits not classified as cash equivalents.
- **Average over 5 quarters.
- ***Total over 4 quarters.
In connection with the issue of unsecured bonds and financing, as well as structured secured financing, Vonovia has undertaken to comply with the following standard market covenants (calculation based on the definitions in the financing documentation).
Standard market covenants Vonovia has undertaken to comply with
in € million
Dec. 31, 2022
Sep. 30, 2023
Total financial debt/
LTM Adjusted EBITDA/
LTM Net Cash Interest
Any failure to meet the agreed financial covenants could have a negative effect on the liquidity status. The financial covenants have been fulfilled as of the reporting date.