The rating on Federal Way, Wash.-based Weyerhaeuser Co. reflects what Standard & Poor's Ratings Services considers to be the company's satisfactory business risk profile and intermediate financial risk profile. This assessment includes our view of Weyerhaeuser's valuable timberland holdings, which we believe provide financial flexibility; the company's strong liquidity in the face of the prolonged housing downturn; and our expectations for further debt reduction and positive long-term housing fundamentals. Weyerhaeuser's participation in highly cyclical and competitive industries, end-market concentration, and prospects for continued depressed wood products and housing demand for at least the next few quarters temper these positive factors. Weyerhaeuser is one of North America's largest and geographically diverse timberland owners and managers. It also manufactures pulp and wood...
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