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Summary: Tenneco Automotive Inc. Apr 05
Standard & Poors, April 2005
The ratings on Tenneco Automotive Inc. reflect the company's aggressively leveraged capital structure; weak, albeit improving credit protection measures; and a slightly below-average business profile characterized by exposure to highly competitive and cyclical automotive markets that partially negate the benefits of strong market positions. Tenneco is a leading global supplier of emission-control and ride-control products to the automotive original equipment (OE) market and aftermarket. Tenneco has good customer, platform, and geographic diversity, and a balance between OE sales (75%) and aftermarket sales (25%). About 46% of sales are generated in North America, 41% in Europe, and the balance of sales in the rest of the world. Coming stricter emission-control standards, demand for improved vehicle stability, and expected long-term growth of...
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- Tenneco Inc.