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Research Update: MetroPCS Communications Inc. Corporate Credit Rating Raised To 'B' As Credit Metrics Improve Jul 08
Standard & Poors, July 2008
On July 18, 2008, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its ratings on Richardson, Texas-based wireless provider MetroPCS Communications Inc., including the corporate credit rating, which we raised to 'B' from 'B-'. The outlook is stable. As of March 31, 2008, the company had $3 billion of total funded debt outstanding. The upgrade reflects the company's improving financial leverage, currently about 5.0x for the 12 months ended March 31, 2008, versus 6.4x a year earlier. Another factor is that we expect the business will continue to experience good growth in subscribers, which will contribute to overall improving operating cash flows despite start-up costs associated with recent and planned market launches. The company has also performed well in a weak economic...
Companies mentioned in this report are: MetroPCS Communications Inc.,MetroPCS Wireless Inc.
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MetroPCS Communications Inc.,MetroPCS Wireless Inc.