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Criteria | Corporates | General: Key Credit Factors: Criteria For Rating The Global Capital Goods Industry Apr 11 Product Image

Criteria | Corporates | General: Key Credit Factors: Criteria For Rating The Global Capital Goods Industry Apr 11

  • ID: 1724267
  • April 2011
  • Region: Global
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
Category one factors are, in our view, the most relevant factors; they ordinarily affect the rating outcome in a meaningful way, and in many instances are critical to our rating conclusions. We view category two factors as being of lesser relevance, but they may in some instances still prove critical. Category three factors may be individually meaningful in a few instances, but ordinarily just shape the company's overall profile in conjunction with the other factors. Category one factors are, in our view, the most relevant factors; they ordinarily affect the rating outcome in a meaningful way, and in many instances are critical to our rating conclusions. We view category two factors as being of lesser relevance, but they may in...

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Research Type: Commentary
Criteria articles describe the thought process and methodology Standard & Poor's analysts use in determining ratings. These commentary pieces discuss both the quantitative (economic and financial) and qualitative (business analysis and caliber of management) aspects of the analysis, as well as legal issues.

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