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- Published: January 2012
Summary: Piaggio & C. SpA Sep 11
- ID: 1927545
- September 2011
- Standard & Poors
The ratings on Piaggio & C. SpA, an Italian manufacturer of scooters, motorcycles, and light transportation vehicles, reflect Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view of the cyclical, seasonal, and competitive nature of the group's markets. Nevertheless, we view as positive rating factors Piaggio's leading positions in Europe, low profitability volatility, strong dealer network, and increasing product and geographic diversification (including India and other emerging markets in Asia). The weakness of the European two-wheel market has not improved in the first-half, with unit sales decreasing 7%. However, in the same period, the East Asian 5 countries of Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines have sustained healthy growth, with unit sales increasing 10.2%. Piaggio's reported results for first-half 2011 include the...
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