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Research Update: HSN Inc. Outlook Revised To Positive On Better-Than-Expected Performance And Lower Leverage Jan 11
Standard & Poors, January 2011
U.S. TV shopping operator HSNi's performance year-to-date has been above our expectations, with solid results at its two segments, HSN and Cornerstone. The good performance resulted in stronger credit measures and HSNi's debt leverage decreased a turn to 1.6x. We are revising our outlook on HSNi to positive from stable and affirming our 'BB-' corporate credit rating. The positive outlook reflects our expectation that solid operating performance will likely continue into 2011. On Jan. 5, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised its rating outlook on St. Petersburg, Fla.-based HSN Inc. (HSNi) to positive from stable. At the same time, we affirmed existing ratings on the company, including the 'BB-' corporate credit rating. The 'BB-' corporate rating and the positive...
Companies mentioned in this report are: HSN Inc.
Action: Outlook: Positive
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