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Standard & Poors, April 2011
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: Full Analysis
A large installed product base; Variable cost structure; and A strong reputation for design. A narrow business focus; Dependent on economic cycles, particularly corporate spending; and Sensitivity to raw-material price fluctuations. The speculative-grade ratings on East Greenville, Pa.-based Knoll Inc. reflect Standard & Poor's Ratings Services opinion that the company has a fair business risk profile and a significant financial risk profile. Knoll's defendable industry position given its large installed product-base, variable cost structure, and strong reputation for design contribute to the company's fair business risk profile. The company's narrow business focus, sensitivity to raw material price fluctuations and the competitive and cyclical nature of the office furniture industry are also ratings considerations. Knoll is a leading designer and manufacturer...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Knoll Inc.