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Research Update: Buzzi And Dyckerhoff Outlooks Revised To Negative On Weak Credit Metrics And Market Outlook; 'BBB-/A-3' Ratings Affirmed
Standard & Poors, April 2011
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Profitability at Italy-based heavy materials manufacturer Buzzi Unicem SpA (Buzzi) has weakened significantly as a result of its exposure to weak markets, particularly Italy, where there remains considerable overcapacity and price pressure. Ongoing tough conditions in Buzzi's markets and the likelihood of continued pressure on prices in 2011 mean that a recovery in the group's credit metrics to levels commensurate with an investment-grade rating may be delayed. We are therefore revising the outlooks on Buzzi and its subsidiary Dyckerhoff AG to negative from stable, and affirming the 'BBB-/A-3' short-term corporate credit ratings. The negative outlook reflects our view that the group's credit metrics will remain below par for the ratings in 2011. On April 7, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Buzzi Unicem SpA,Dyckerhoff AG,RC Lonestar INC.
Action: Outlook: Negative
Buzzi Unicem SpA,Dyckerhoff AG,RC Lonestar INC.