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Summary: Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp. Jan 11
Standard & Poors, January 2011
The rating on tanker shipping company Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp. (Navios Acquisition) reflects Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view that its business risk profile is weak, constrained by the higher-than-average industry risk characteristics of the tanker shipping sector and the company's aggressive growth strategy. The rating is also constrained by our view of Navios Acquisition's highly leveraged financial risk profile and currently weak credit measures. We consider these risks to be partly offset by Navios Acquisition's conservative charter policy and adequate liquidity. Our rating reflects Navios Acquisition's stand-alone credit quality. Despite its partial ownership by, and links with, Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (BB-/Stable/--), we note that the companies have different shareholder groups, are separately listed entities, and management has advised...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp.
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Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp.