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Experian Finance PLC Nov 10
Standard & Poors, November 2010
Leading player among the top three global consumer credit reporting agencies. High barriers to entry in the database business. Good geographic and product diversity. Solid operating performance with high profitability and strong cash flow generation. Intermediate financial risk profile. Exposure to economic cycles in the marketing solutions business segment. Risk of adverse regulatory changes. The ratings on U.K.-based Experian Finance PLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of international information service provider Experian PLC (Experian; not rated), reflect Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view of the group's leading position in international information services, strong operating track record, and solid free cash flow generation. We consider the ratings to be constrained by Experian's moderate financial policies, resulting in an "intermediate" financial risk profile....
Companies mentioned in this report are: Experian Finance PLC
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Experian Finance PLC