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Issuer Ranking: European Packaging Companies, Strongest To Weakest Sep 07 Product Image

Issuer Ranking: European Packaging Companies, Strongest To Weakest Sep 07

  • ID: 1793478
  • September 2007
  • Region: Europe
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Consol Holdings Ltd.
  • Gerresheimer AG
  • IFCO Systems N.V.
  • Impress Holdings B.V.
  • Kleopatra Lux 1 S.a.r.l
  • Rexam PLC
  • MORE

Abstract
The outlook for credit quality in the European packaging sector remains mixed. Glass and aluminum packaging producers should continue to benefit from a less challenging trading environment, owing to a favorable demand and supply balance, more rational pricing behavior, and a stabilization of raw-material and energy costs. The operating performance of plastics and film producers, however, is likely to continue to be affected by inflationary cost pressures arising from high and volatile plastic resin prices. On the positive side, cost savings from restructuring and gains from the integration of acquired companies should benefit the operating performance of some of issuers, and therefore support profitability. Nevertheless, recent aggressive use of leverage related to debt-funded acquisitions and change of ownership among private...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Rexam PLC
- Impress Holdings B.V.
- IFCO Systems N.V.
- Kleopatra Lux 1 S.a.r.l
- Clondalkin Industries B.V.
- Ardagh Packaging Group Ltd.
- Gerresheimer AG
- Gerresheimer Holdings GmbH
- Yioula Glassworks S.A.
- Treofan Holdings GmbH
- Consol Holdings Ltd.
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- Rexam PLC
- Impress Holdings B.V.
- IFCO Systems N.V.
- Kleopatra Lux 1 S.a.r.l
- Clondalkin Industries B.V.
- Ardagh Packaging Group Ltd.
- Gerresheimer AG
- Gerresheimer Holdings GmbH
- Yioula Glassworks S.A.
- Treofan Holdings GmbH
- Consol Holdings Ltd.
- SIG Combibloc Group AG

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

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