Gerresheimer AG May 09
- ID: 1793418
- May 2009
- Standard & Poors
Global leading niche positions in stable and largely consolidated markets Good geographic diversification, strong product portfolio, and long-term customer relationships Good profitability Aggressive financial policies, including debt-financed acquisitions High capital intensity and sizable, although discretionary, growth-related investment plans Limited excess cash flows The rating on Germany-based specialty packaging supplier Gerresheimer AG and its fully owned subsidiary Gerresheimer Holdings GmbH are constrained by the group's aggressive financial profile, the company's appetite for debt-financed acquisitions, and limited excess cash flows, mainly resulting from heavy capital spending. Nevertheless, the group has a satisfactory business risk profile, underpinned by leading positions in largely consolidated and recession resistant underlying markets. Barriers to entry are high because of demanding regulatory requirements and strong relationships and cooperation...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Gerresheimer AG,Gerresheimer Holdings GmbH
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