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Summary: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH Dec 10
Standard & Poors, December 2010
The ratings on Germany-based household appliances manufacturer BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH (BSH) are underpinned by strong implicit parental support from BSH's equal shareholders Robert Bosch GmbH (AA-/Stable/A-1+) and Siemens AG (A+/Stable/A-1). They also reflect Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view of the group's market leadership by value in the European white goods industry, the premium positioning of its brands, its conservative financial profile, and management's positive financial track record. The ratings are constrained by BSH's low geographic diversification and its primary focus on the European market. In 2009, BSH realized group sales of close to -8.4 billion and EBITDA of -891.0 million, with total financial debt of -630.0 million. BSH reported stable and growing operating margins in 2007-2009,...
Companies mentioned in this report are: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH,Robert Bosch GmbH,Siemens AG
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BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH,Robert Bosch GmbH,Siemens AG