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CreditStats: 2010 Adjusted Key U.S. And European Industrial And Utility Financial Ratios Aug 11
Standard & Poors, August 2011
This statistical report by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services presents the results of the analysis of the median credit ratios, by rating category, for U.S. industrial and utility companies and for European, Middle Eastern, and African (EMEA) industrial companies based on 2010 reported financial information and our adjustments. It also describes the data requirements and statistical techniques we used in both this and the sector-specific tables published at the same time. Included in this article are the medians of three-year weighted-average ratios for a select set of credit ratios (see tables 1 through 3). These medians reflect credit quality measures that most closely resemble the data we used in our quantitative assessments of companies' financial performance. These medians are not...
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