Issuer Ranking: Global Auto Suppliers And Auto Retailers, Strongest To Weakest Jan 10

  • ID: 1785884
  • January 2010
  • Region: Global
  • Standard & Poors
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As 2010 begins, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes the rated companies that depend on the automotive sector--directly or indirectly--will remain under financial pressure. But we also believe many rated auto suppliers have fair prospects for improving their financial results in 2010, continuing a trend that began for some with the third-quarter 2009 earnings season. In our opinion, a slow recovery in auto sales, increased vehicle production, and the capital markets' improved appetite for auto and auto supplier risk supports this view. Evolving automaker strategies will eventually present opportunities for well-positioned suppliers. But in 2010, the most significant catalyst for improving auto supplier financial health will be the extent of improvement in production volumes. For example, we believe the global...

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- Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
- Dana Holding Corp.
- Federal-Mogul Corp.
- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
- Johnson Controls Inc.
- Denso Corp.
- Harman International Industries Inc.
- Hayes Lemmerz International Inc.
- BorgWarner Inc.
- Sonic Automotive Inc.
- Group 1 Automotive Inc.
- Stoneridge Inc.
- American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.
- GKN Holdings PLC
- Tenneco Inc.
- Continental AG
- Autoliv Inc.
- Meritor Inc.
- Knorr-Bremse AG
- Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin S.C.A.
- AutoNation Inc.
- Asbury Automotive Group Inc.
- Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd.
- Affinia Group Inc.
- Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.
- Piaggio & C. SpA
- Europcar Groupe S.A.
- KAR Auction Services Inc.
- Delance Ltd.
- Allison Transmission Inc.
- Dayco LLC
- Robert Bosch GmbH
- Exide Technologies
- Lear Corp.
- Magna International Inc.
- Penske Automotive Group Inc.
- FleetPride Corp.
- Bridgestone Corp.
- Shiloh Industries Inc.
- MetoKote Corp.
- Toyota Industries Corp.
- TRW Automotive Inc.
- United Components Inc.
- Tomkins Finance Ltd.
- American Tire Distributors Inc.
- Commercial Vehicle Group Inc.
- LKQ Corp.

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