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Summary: GATX Corp. Aug 11 Product Image

Summary: GATX Corp. Aug 11

  • ID: 1873347
  • August 2011
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' ratings on Chicago-based GATX Corp. reflect its position as a major tank car lessor in North America. GATX is a business that benefits from relatively consistent tank car lease demand and long-term leases and contracts that produce relatively stable cash flow. However, the ratings also incorporate the company's less predictable revenue and earnings in its Specialty and American Steamship Co. (ASC) segments and fairly high debt leverage relative to its peers. Beginning in late 2010, demand and pricing for rail cars began to recover, a trend we expect to persist as long as economic growth continues. These trends have resulted in improved earnings and cash flow. However, we expect the company's credit metrics to remain...

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- GATX Corp.

Action: Review

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