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Summary: Liberty Global Inc. May 11
Standard & Poors, May 2011
The ratings on international cable TV (CATV) and broadband services provider Liberty Global Inc. (LGI) are constrained by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view of the group's very aggressive financial policy, which includes ongoing acquisitions and sizable share buybacks, and still modest free cash flow generation. Rating supports, however, are LGI's well-diversified asset portfolio, which has some utility-like characteristics in the CATV business; prospects of sustained revenue and EBITDA growth; and proactive liquidity management using long-dated debt maturities. We view LGI's business risk profile as being in investment-grade territory (satisfactory). We base our view on the group's resilient operating performance during the recent economic downturn and on our anticipation of sustained moderate growth in revenues and operating cash flow over...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Liberty Global Inc.
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