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The ratings on Germany-based home-improvement retailer Hornbach-Baumarkt-AG (Baumarkt) reflect its aggressive financial profile and debt coverage ratios, partly mitigated by the company's proven and successful business model, which is well suited to the competitive German do-it-yourself (DIY) market. Total financial debt was -530 million ($638 million) at the end of the first half of its 2005/2006 business year, ended Aug. 31, 2005. Baumarkt is 80%-owned by Hornbach Holding AG, accounting for more than 90% of sales in the fiscal year 2004/2005. Baumarkt's significant debt-financed organic expansion program is positive from a business profile perspective, but is negative for the rating overall, as debt protection measures are below par for the rating. As a consequence of high annual capital spending--far in...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Hornbach-Baumarkt-AG
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