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Summary: Dyckerhoff AG
Standard & Poors, July 2010
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The ratings on Germany-based cement producer Dyckerhoff AG reflect our view of solid financial structures and satisfactory business profiles at both Dyckerhoff and its majority owner, Italy-based Buzzi Unicem SpA (Buzzi; BBB/Negative/A-3). This is underpinned by the company's significant geographic diversity, good market positions, and overall healthy operating margins. In line with our criteria, the rating benefits from Dyckerhoff's integration into Buzzi, Italy's second-largest cement manufacturer, as a result of the latter's still broader diversity and stronger market positions. We also assume that the Buzzi group will generate robust free operating cash flow (FOCF) in 2010. These factors are tempered by Dyckerhoff's substantial dependency on the structurally difficult German and depressed U.S. and Eastern European markets. The latter, in particular,...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Dyckerhoff AG,Buzzi Unicem SpA
Dyckerhoff AG,Buzzi Unicem SpA