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Hyundai Motor Co. Aug 11
Standard & Poors, August 2011
Dominant position in Korea's auto market Growing position in global market and improving profitability Solid financial profile Cyclical demand for vehicles and higher operational risks related to expansion in emerging markets Weak, albeit improving, brand Rising demands from labor force for improved working conditions Potential to make major investments in nonauto businesses The rating on Korea-based automaker Hyundai Motor Co. (HMC; BBB/Positive/--) reflects the company's dominant position in Korea's auto market, its growing position in the global market, and ensuing improvements in its profitability and solid financial profile. Constraints on the rating are HMC's exposure to highly cyclical and volatile demand for passenger vehicles; expansion in emerging markets with higher operational risk; the weak, albeit improving, reputation of its brand;...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Hyundai Motor Co.,Kia Motors Corp.,Hyundai Capital Services Inc.,Hyundai Card Co. Ltd.,Hyundai Mobis Co. Ltd.,Hyundai Glovis Co. Ltd.
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Hyundai Motor Co.,Kia Motors Corp.,Hyundai Capital Services Inc.,Hyundai Card Co. Ltd.,Hyundai Mobis Co. Ltd.,Hyundai Glovis Co. Ltd.