Industry Credit Outlook: The Good News For The U.S. Media And Entertainment Sector Is That Earnings Trends Are Getting Less Bad Oct 09

  • ID: 1783621
  • October 2009
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors
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The 2009 fourth quarter should bring less severe year-over-year financial comparisons for U.S. media and entertainment companies due to a generally dismal fourth quarter of 2008; however, the credit outlook is still grim for these issuers. An old-fashioned upturn may not take hold until a solid U.S. economic recovery registers. Earnings prospects for certain advertising-related subsectors are now declining somewhat less quickly, but they haven't begun an upswing. For some subsectors under siege by adverse structural shifts (e.g., print-related industries), we don't expect much of a rebound at all. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' economic forecast indicates a "lazy" U-shaped recession, with anemic growth at best until late 2010 or early 2011--essentially, after unemployment begins to subside and consumer spending...

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