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Issuer Ranking: Global Aerospace And Defense Companies, Strongest To Weakest Apr 11 Product Image

Issuer Ranking: Global Aerospace And Defense Companies, Strongest To Weakest Apr 11

  • ID: 1714259
  • April 2011
  • Region: Global
  • Standard & Poors

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  • AAR Corp.
  • B/E Aerospace Inc.
  • CPI International Inc.
  • Goodrich Corp.
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Abstract
A gradually improving global economy should continue to benefit the credit quality of commercial aerospace companies. The better economy notwithstanding, however, the financial performance of defense companies may weaken thanks to their dependence on government spending. Although Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes the immediate prospects for the defense sector remain satisfactory, very high deficits in the U.S. and other countries will likely lead to slower future growth or cuts in military spending. The following list ranks all the rated companies in this industry from strongest to weakest based on rating and outlook. Companies with the same rating and outlook are further ranked by our opinion of credit quality based primarily on business risks for investment-grade companies and primarily on...

Standard and Poors RatingsXpress Credit Research provides in-depth coverage of international corporates, financial institutions, insurance companies, utilities, sovereigns and structured finance programs. RatingsXpress Credit Research lets users determine the credit rating of holdings and identify key factors underlying an issuer's creditworthiness, distinguishes the different risk exposures for new and existing deals, and provides an understanding of how their analysts interpret key regulatory, political and environmental events and their economic impact.

Research Type: Commentary
Criteria articles describe the thought process and methodology Standard & Poor's analysts use in determining ratings. These commentary pieces discuss both the quantitative (economic and financial) and qualitative (business analysis and caliber of management) aspects of the analysis, as well as legal issues.

- Boeing Co.
- GenCorp Inc.
- General Dynamics Corp.
- Goodrich Corp.
- Kaman Corp.
- Moog Inc.
- Raytheon Co.
- Textron Inc.
- Hexcel Corp.
- BAE Systems PLC
- Finmeccanica SpA
- Airbus Group
- AAR Corp.
- Sequa Corp.
- Thales S.A.
- Bombardier Inc.
- Orbital Sciences Corp.
- B/E Aerospace Inc.
- Alliant Techsystems Inc.
- Lockheed Martin Corp.
- Northrop Grumman Corp.
- L-3 Communications Corp.
- Precision Castparts Corp.
- TransDigm Inc.
- Rolls-Royce PLC
- Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
- Rockwell Collins Inc.
- Esterline Technologies Corp.
- ARINC Inc.
- Heckler & Koch GmbH
- CPI International Inc.
- AmeriQual Group LLC
- Spirit AeroSystems Inc.
- Embraer S.A.
- Hawker Beechcraft Inc.
- Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc.
- DAE Aviation Holdings Inc.
- Hunter Defense Technologies Inc.
- Colt Defense LLC
- Triumph Group Inc.
- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.
- DynCorp International Inc.

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