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Recovery Report: American Tower Corp.'s Recovery Rating Profile Oct 11
Standard & Poors, October 2011
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is updating its recovery analysis on American Tower Corp. to reflect its new $500 million of 5.9% senior notes due 2021. Our issue-level ratings remain unchanged. We have simulated a default during 2015, due primarily to an assumed change in investment philosophy with American Tower aggressively building towers on a speculative basis for which demand does not materialize. In evaluating lender recovery prospects, Standard & Poor's ascribes a discrete value of $275,000 to each tower, except for towers with contracts not denominated in U.S. dollars. Although numerically, our analysis indicates recovery expectations for American Tower's unsecured debt in the 90%-100% range, we have capped the recovery rating at '3' as per our criteria for capping...
Companies mentioned in this report are: American Tower Corp.
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