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Summary: DENTSPLY International Inc. Apr 08
Standard & Poors, April 2008
The ratings on York, Pa.-based DENTSPLY International Inc. reflect the company's leading position as a manufacturer and distributor of professional dental products. The company is roughly three times the size of its largest competitor in annual sales, and its strong relationships with U.S. dental schools will allow it to continue influencing dentist preferences for its products. The operating advantages that stem from the company's size are tempered, however, by its willingness to make large debt-financed acquisitions. DENTSPLY manufactures and markets a broad array of products and equipment for use in all stages of the professional dental market. The company holds a leading market position in many of its product categories and benefits from brand recognition. In 2006, the company dramatically...
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