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DENTSPLY International Inc. Apr 05
Standard & Poors, April 2005
It is the largest manufacturer of dental care products, with scale that gives it a competitive advantage. It has a highly diversified offering of products. It competes in a mature and stable industry. Although the dental industry is stable, it has a very low rate of growth in the U.S., its largest market, and this limits the company's growth potential. The investment-grade ratings on York, Pa.-based DENTSPLY International Inc. reflect the company's No. 1 position as a manufacturer and distributor of professional dental products. The operating advantages that stem from the company's size are tempered somewhat, however, by its leveraged capital structure. DENTSPLY manufactures and markets a broad array of products and equipment for use in all stages of the...
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