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Summary: Global Brass And Copper Inc. Sep 11
Standard & Poors, September 2011
The corporate credit rating on Schaumburg, Ill.-based Global Brass and Copper Inc. (GBC) reflects the combination of what we consider to be the company's vulnerable business risk profile and aggressive financial risk profile. The company is exposed to cyclical end markets, including building and construction, defense, electrical and electronics, and industrial machinery and equipment, which can result in wide variations in operating performance throughout a business cycle. In addition, the company's vulnerable business risk profile reflects its relative small scale and scope compared with other metals producers and distributors. The rating also takes into consideration our view that the company should have adequate liquidity to meet its near-term obligations, that it has long-standing customer relationships, and that it has improved...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Global Brass and Copper Inc.
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Global Brass and Copper Inc.