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Summary: Compression Polymers Holdings LLC
Standard & Poors, December 2004
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The ratings on Moosic, Pa.-based Compression Polymers Holdings LLC, which is mostly owned by Whitney & Co. and Clearview Capital LLC, reflect the modest sales bases of its principal product lines, the relatively short operating record of its key trimboard product, aggressive debt leverage, exposure to volatile raw-material costs, the cyclicality of end markets, and vulnerability to rising interest rates. These negatives overshadow the company's solid position in residential and light commercial exterior building products and toilet partition markets, the trend toward plastic products with their lower life-cycle costs, and healthy operating margins. Compression Polymers, with 2003 sales of $137 million, operates three main plastics businesses--trimboard (sold under the AZEK brand), bathroom partitions, and plastic sheet manufacturing. The company's trimboard...
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