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Norcraft Cos. LP Jun 11
Standard & Poors, June 2011
National presence; High variable cost model; and Consistent free cash flow. Limited product diversity; Participation in a cyclical industry; High exposure to residential markets; Small sales and asset base; and Highly leveraged financial risk profile. The 'B' corporate credit ratings on Eagan, Minn.-based Norcraft Cos. LP reflect the company's weak business profile, which includes participation in the highly cyclical and competitive kitchen installation and remodeling markets, its high exposure to new residential housing starts, its relatively small size and asset base, and its highly leveraged financial risk profile. The rating and outlook also take into account Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' expectation that Norcraft's operating performance and liquidity are poised to strengthen over the next 12 to 24 months, as...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Norcraft Cos. LP,Norcraft Finance Corp.
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Norcraft Cos. LP,Norcraft Finance Corp.