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Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (The) Apr 09
Standard & Poors, April 2009
Leading market position; Strong free cash flow generation; A large portion of revenues are somewhat countercyclical; Good revenue visibility given the percentage of sales that are from subscription-based customers (although subscriptions are generally for one year); and High barriers to entry. A sizable common share buyback program and dividend reduces free cash flow; and Narrow product set. The ratings on The Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (D&B) reflect the Short Hills, N.J.-based information products company's leading market position with high barriers to entry, strong free cash flow generation, and good revenue visibility and stability. A relatively narrow product set and sizable common share buyback program and dividend somewhat temper these factors, resulting in an intermediate financial risk profile. D&B provides information...
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