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Summary: Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc.
Standard & Poors, May 2011
The ratings on Austin, Texas-based orthotics and prosthetics patient care provider Hanger Orthopedic Group reflect our expectations that the company will continue to face a difficult reimbursement environment and cost inflation pressures. Its weak business profile also reflects a narrow business focus. While we expect credit metrics to improve in the near term, the financial risk profile will remain aggressive. Our rating assumes the company will generate moderate growth from acquisitions and patient visit growth at its centers; we expect price increases to be minimal in the near term. The recent acquisition of Accelerated Care Plus, modestly improved the business risk profile of the company, because there is no third-party reimbursement and it generates higher margins. However, the acquisition also...
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Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc.