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Summary: Genesco Inc.
Standard & Poors, April 2011
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The ratings on Genesco Inc. reflect Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' expectation of modest performance growth over the near term through positive same-store sales at its largest divisions, as well as meaningful contribution from acquisitions. We anticipate margins likely remaining relatively in line with current levels over the near term as gains from positive operating leverage offset increases in sourcing costs. As a result, we believe credit protection measures are likely to improve modestly over the near term. The company's weak business profile reflects its participation in the intensely competitive footwear and headwear retailing industry and substantial fashion risk. In our view, its diversified portfolio of concepts and recent stable operations partially offset those factors. Genesco performed well over the...
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