Russia-based steelmaker OAO Severstal (Severstal)'s profitability and credit metrics are strengthening, due to stabilizing steel markets and management's corrective actions. We are revising our outlook on Severstal and on Severstal's U.S. subsidiary Severstal Columbus to stable from negative. We are also affirming our 'BB-' long-term corporate credit and issue ratings on Severstal, and our 'B' long-term corporate credit and issue ratings on Severstal Columbus. The stable outlook reflects our view that Severstal will continue to benefit from improving conditions in the steel market. On Oct. 13, 2010, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised its outlook on Russia-based steelmaker OAO Severstal (Severstal) and on Severstal Columbus LLC, a U.S. steel producer and a wholly owned, indirectly held subsidiary of Severstal, to...
Companies mentioned in this report are:
- OAO Severstal
- Steel Capital S.A.
- Severstal Columbus LLC
- Severstal Columbus Escrow LLC
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable
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