Industry Report Card: High Commodity Prices Hamper Credit Improvement In Taiwan's Non-Tech Sector Jun 11

  • ID: 1856532
  • June 2011
  • Region: Taiwan
  • Standard & Poors
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  • Asia Cement Corp.
  • Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd.
  • Formosa Plastics Corp.
  • Hotai Leasing Corp.
  • Mai-Liao Power Corp.
  • Ritek Corp.
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Recent growth in demand for non-tech products and services support a stable outlook on Taiwan's non-tech sector over the next two quarters. However, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes that high and rising commodity and fuel costs are straining momentum behind the recent improvement in non-tech players' credit profiles. Most non-tech companies that we rate in Taiwan have maintained adequate and improving credit metrics over the past two quarters. Companies achieved this by deleveraging through operating cash flow and cutbacks on capital expenditures in recent quarters. We expect continued economic growth, particularly in China, to support increased demand for chemicals, building materials, and air and maritime transportation over the next few quarters. In addition, the surging popularity of smart phones...

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- China Steel Corp.
- Taiwan Power Co.
- Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd.
- Taiwan Mobile Co. Ltd.
- Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. Ltd.
- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd.
- United Microelectronics Corp.
- Ritek Corp.
- Siliconware Precision Industries Co. Ltd.
- Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.
- Compal Electronics Inc.
- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
- CMC Magnetics Corp.
- China Airlines Ltd.
- Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp.
- Formosa Plastics Corp.
- Fortune Motors Co. Ltd.
- Nan Ya Plastics Corp.
- Unimicron Technology Corp.
- Qisda Corp.
- Macronix International Co. Ltd.
- Mai-Liao Power Corp.
- Wan Hai Lines Ltd.
- HannStar Display Corp.
- Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp.
- Chi Mei Corp.
- Cathay Real Estate Development Co. Ltd.
- Pan Ram International Corp.
- Nanya Technology Corp.
- KWorld Computer Co. Ltd.
- Asia Cement Corp.
- Ho-Ping Power Co.
- Carplus Auto Leasing Corp.
- Yuan Ding Investment Corp.
- Inotera Memories Inc.
- Far Eastern New Century Corp.
- Hotai Leasing Corp.
- Huga Optotech Inc.
- Uni-President Enterprises Corp.
- Dragon Steel Corp.
- USI Corp.
- Taiwan Sugar Corp.
- Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd.
- Sintronic Technology Inc.
- Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp.

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