PG&E could face $15B or more in damages from wildfires, says Citi
PG&E last night in a regulatory filing said it has drawn its entire $3.3B credit revolver, Citi analyst Praful Mehta tells investors in a research note. The analyst thinks the primary driver of the draw could be concern around a downgrade to a non-investment grade credit rating and the liquidity requirements as a result of such an action. Given the level of structural damages and the loss of 48 lives in the California wildfires, PG&E's damage could be $15B or higher, Mehta contends. The analyst believes PG&E's incident report from November 8 increases the probability that the company's equipment were a potential cause of the fire. Mehta has a Neutral rating on PG&E with a $48 price target. The stock in early trading is down 13%, or $4.28, to $28.44.