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Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A. (ENTEL) Nov 09
Standard & Poors, November 2009
Relatively low economic and political risk in Chile; Strong market position for most segments in which the company operates; Efficient operations; Largely internally-financed capital expenditures; and Relatively stable cash flow generation and strong debt service coverage ratios. High competitive pressures in all market segments; Limited product and geographic diversification; and Relatively aggressive dividend policy (payout of up to 80% of net income). The ratings on Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A. (ENTEL) reflect its strong competitive position as a leading, integrated telecommunications provider in Chile, efficient operations, relatively stable cash flow generation, and strong debt service coverage ratios. These factors are partly offset by high competitive pressures in all market segments, which oblige ENTEL to continuously improve its overall efficiency levels....
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Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones S.A. (ENTEL)