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Allison Transmission Inc.

  • Published: October 2008
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Abstract
Good profitability Strong market shares Fair diversity among truck, bus, off-highway, and military markets Highly leveraged balance sheet Cyclical and currently very weak truck industry demand Limited geographic diversity High fixed costs The ratings on Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission Inc. reflect the company's highly leveraged financial risk profile, which more than offsets the company's good profitability, strong market shares, and fair end-market diversity as a leading supplier of automatic transmissions for commercial vehicle, off-highway, and military applications. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services considers Allison's business risk profile to be weak, reflecting primarily the cyclicality of the North American commercial vehicle supplier business, which is currently in a severe downturn. The weak U.S. economy has led to lower freight volumes, which, coupled...

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