Troubled Auto Suppliers Get Up To $5 Billion From U.S. Government, But Credit Improvement Is Still A Long Way Off
- ID: 1713609
- March 2009
- Region: United States
- Standard & Poors
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On March 19, 2009, the U.S. Treasury Department announced a new $5 billion program intended to provide much-needed liquidity to the domestic auto suppliers. This is the latest federal government initiative aimed at supporting the ailing automotive sector, efforts that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes will aid the industry but not, by themselves, reverse the deterioration of credit quality. Using funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the program will allow qualifying suppliers to sell certain accounts receivable to the government (at an unspecified discount). The arrangement is similar to a factoring program,, but here, the government acts in lieu of traditional bank purchasers because of what we believe is a lack of demand for the Michigan-based automakers'...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Delphi Automotive LLP
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