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Research Update: FelCor Rating Lowered To 'B-', Remains On CreditWatch Negative
Standard & Poors, March 2009
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On March 27, 2009, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its corporate credit and issue-level ratings on FelCor Lodging Trust Inc. and FelCor Lodging L.P. by one notch. (The corporate credit rating was lowered to 'B-' from 'B'.) These ratings remain on CreditWatch, where they were originally placed with negative implications on Feb. 19, 2009. The downgrade reflects the negative impact of the current lodging cycle, which we expect will have a more pronounced effect on FelCor's credit measures than we had factored into the previous rating. This relates, in part, to FelCor's operating leverage as a hotel owner and its concentration in upscale price segments. Our previous rating incorporated our expectation that FelCor's portfolio would experience RevPAR (revenue per...
Companies mentioned in this report are: FelCor Lodging Trust Inc.,FelCor Lodging L.P.
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
FelCor Lodging Trust Inc.,FelCor Lodging L.P.