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Summary: Holcim (Canada) Inc.
Standard & Poors, May 2011
The ratings on Holcim (Canada) Inc. reflect what Standard & Poor's Ratings Services views as the credit enhancement from the company's ultimate parent, Switzerland-based Holcim Ltd. (Holcim; BBB/Stable/A-2), which derives a meaningful portion of its North American sales from Holcim Canada. The stand-alone ratings on Holcim Canada would likely be speculative-grade, but in Standard & Poor's opinion, the integration with, and support from, the parent provide sufficient credit protection to warrant ratings equalization. The ratings also reflect our view of Holcim Canada's strong market position as a leading cement producer in eastern Canada, its solid earnings and cash flows, and modest external debt leverage. Standard & Poor's believes these attributes are somewhat tempered, however, by the cyclical nature of the...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Holcim (Canada) Inc.,Holcim (U.S.) Inc.,Holcim Ltd.
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Holcim (Canada) Inc.,Holcim (U.S.) Inc.,Holcim Ltd.