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Summary: Thiel Logistik AG Nov 07
Standard & Poors, November 2007
The ratings on Luxembourg-based logistics services provider Thiel Logistik AG reflect the group's midsize position in the highly fragmented, cyclical, and competitive logistics market; the regional and relatively modest scope of its operations; modest margins; and high financial leverage. The ratings benefit from Thiel's good positions in certain specialist markets, such as German fashion and media. Thiel has annual revenues of about -1.9 billion and some good niche market positions. The group faces competition, however, from a number of larger players in the European logistics sector, including DHL, (which belongs to Deutsche Post AG, A-/Negative/A-2), Ceva Group PLC (B/Negative/--), Schenker (owned by Deutsche Bahn AG; AA/Negative/A-1+), and Kuehne & Nagel. There is a risk that larger competitors could put pressure...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Logwin AG
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