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Industry Credit Outlook: U.S. Consumer Product Companies' 2010 Looks Like It's Improving Apr 10 Product Image

Industry Credit Outlook: U.S. Consumer Product Companies' 2010 Looks Like It's Improving Apr 10

  • Published: April 2010
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

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Abstract
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes tough economic and industry conditions will continue in 2010 for most U.S. consumer products issuers, but the future looks a bit brighter. The pace of downgrades has slowed in recent months, following a very high ratio of downgrades to upgrades in the first half of 2009, and we've also taken some positive rating actions. Positive factors that could lead to improved credit quality in 2010 include better margins and cash flow resulting from prior restructuring actions, and some stabilization of commodity costs. We expect these to result in stronger balance sheets and improved liquidity as companies apply cash flow to debt repayment. The weak economy and housing market remain credit negatives for the sector,...

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- Alberto-Culver Co.
- Beam Suntory Inc.
- Archer Daniels Midland Co.
- Avon Products Inc.
- Beatrice Co.
- Unilever Bestfoods Inc.
- Campbell Soup Co.
- Dole Food Co. Inc.
- Clorox Co.
- The Coca-Cola Co.
- Colgate-Palmolive Co.
- ConAgra Foods Inc.
- Dean Holding Co.
- General Foods Corp.
- General Mills Inc.
- Gillette Co.
- H.J.Heinz Co.
- The Hershey Co.
- Hormel Foods Corp.
- Interstate Bakeries Corp.
- Kellogg Co.
- Kimberly-Clark Corp.
- Levi Strauss & Co.
- Lorillard Inc.
- Mattel Inc.
- McCormick & Co. Inc.
- Nabisco Inc.
- Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.
- Oneida Ltd.
- PepsiCo Inc.
- PVH Corp.
- Procter & Gamble Co.
- Quaker Oats Co.
- RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc.
- Southern States Cooperative Inc.
- Chiquita Brands International Inc.
- Universal Corp.
- VF Corp.
- Whirlpool Corp.
- Cargill Inc.
- ContiGroup Cos. Inc.
- Land O'Lakes Inc.
- Nestle Capital Corp.
- Nestle Holdings Inc.
- Philip Morris Capital Corp.
- S.C. Johnson & Son Inc.
- Unilever U.S. Inc.
- Welch Foods Inc.
- The Hillshire Brands Co.
- American Crystal Sugar Co.
- Kellwood Co.
- Ethan Allen Retail Inc.
- Altria Group Inc.
- Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
- Hasbro Inc.
- Warnaco Group Inc.
- Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
- Sealy Corp.
- Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
- Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.
- UST Inc.
- Reebok International Ltd.
- Playtex Products Inc.
- NIKE Inc.
- Del Monte Corp. (Old)
- Dial Corp. (The)
- Alliance One International Inc.
- PepsiAmericas Inc.
- Standard Commercial Corp.
- Cargill Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Trust
- Tyson Foods Inc.
- Revlon Consumer Products Corp.
- Chattem Inc.
- ConAgra Capital L.C.
- Big Heart Pet Brands
- Dean Foods Co.
- American Safety Razor Co.
- Hines Horticulture Inc.
- Dairy Farmers of America Inc.
- Doane Pet Care Co.
- Knoll Inc.
- Simmons Bedding Co.
- National Bedding Co. LLC
- General Binding Corp.
- Tupperware Brands Corp.
- Spectrum Brands Inc.
- Central Garden & Pet Co.
- Carter's Inc.
- Steinway Musical Instruments Inc.
- Tandus Flooring Inc.
- Anvil Knitwear Inc.
- Anvil Holdings Inc.
- Elizabeth Arden Inc.
- North Atlantic Trading Co. Inc.
- B&G Foods Inc.
- Herman Miller Inc.
- Amscan Holdings Inc.
- Sealy Mattress Co.
- Smithfield Foods Inc.
- Eagle Family Foods Inc.
- Reddy Ice Corp.
- Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A. Inc.
- Jafra Cosmetics International Inc.
- Gold Toe Corp.
- Home Interiors & Gifts Inc.
- Tropical Sportswear International Corp.
- Rent-A-Center Inc.
- Norwood Promotional Products Inc.
- True Temper Sports Inc.
- Linens 'n Things Inc.
- Jones Group Inc.
- Russell Hobbs Inc.
- Sensient Technologies Corp.
- Earthgrains Co. (The)
- Bellisio Foods Inc.
- Perry Ellis International Inc.
- Royster-Clark Inc.
- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
- Shiseido Co. Ltd.
- The Estee Lauder Cos. Inc.
- Blyth Inc.
- Falcon Products Inc.
- St. John Knits International Inc.
- Ingredion Inc.
- Weight Watchers International Inc.
- O'Sullivan Industries Inc.
- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
- Ralph Lauren Corp.
- O'Sullivan Industries Holdings Inc.
- Kate Spade & Co.
- Merisant Co.
- Golden Peanut Co. LLC
- Furniture Brands International Inc.
- Steelcase Inc.
- Mondelez International Inc.
- Michael Foods Inc.
- Flowers Foods Inc.
- Coca-Cola HBC AG
- Premium Standard Farms Inc.
- Libbey Inc.
- Gold Kist Inc.
- Jarden Corp.
- Seminis Inc.
- Swift & Co.
- Otis Spunkmeyer Inc.
- Oxford Industries Inc.
- Le Nature's Inc.
- Tempur Sealy International Inc.
- Tempur-Pedic Inc
- Broder Bros. Co.
- Hines Nurseries Inc.
- Telex Communications Holdings Inc.
- Merisant Worldwide Inc.
- Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
- United Agri Products Inc.
- Telex Communications Intermediate Holdings LLC
- UAP Holding Corp.
- North Atlantic Holding Company Inc.
- Esselte Group Holdings AB
- Human Touch LLC
- Interactive Health Finance Corp.
- Prestige Brands Inc.
- The Hillman Group Inc.
- Pure Fishing Inc.
- EuroFresh Inc.
- Sunny Delight Beverages Co.
- AdvancePierre Foods Inc.
- Ames True Temper Inc.
- K2 Inc.
- DHM Holding Co. Inc.
- Dole Holding Co. LLC
- BRG Sports Inc.
- Michael Foods Group Inc.
- Berkline/BenchCraft Holdings LLC
- Simmons Co.
- Del Laboratories Inc.
- Bare Escentuals Beauty Inc.
- Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
- Rafaella Apparel Group Inc.
- ACCO Brands Corp.
- Quiksilver Inc.
- Lenox Group Inc.
- Serta International Holdco LLC
- Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
- Quality Home Brands Holdings LLC
- WeightWatchers.com
- Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc.
- MAFCO Worldwide Corp.
- Airborne Health Inc.
- Wilton Brands LLC
- Nutro Products Inc.
- Vi-Jon Inc.
- Reynolds American Inc.
- Hanesbrands Inc.
- Renfro Corp.
- Radio Systems Corp.
- Gold Toe Moretz Holdings Corp
- Best Brands Corp.
- Boulder Brands Inc.
- totes Isotoner Corp.
- The Yankee Candle Co. Inc.
- philosophy Inc.
- Advance Food Co.
- The Sun Products Corp.
- KIK Custom Products Inc.
- J&F I Finance Co.
- Philip Morris International Inc.
- Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc.
- The Gavilon Group LLC
- JBS USA LLC
- Solvest Ltd.
- TreeHouse Foods Inc.

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