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Research Update: Italy-Based Holding Company EXOR Outlook Revised To Stable On Consistently Low Leverage; 'BBB+/A-2' Ratings Affirmed Nov 11
Standard & Poors, November 2011
In our view, Italy-based operating holding company EXOR SpA has demonstrated its ability to consistently meet our loan-to-value objective of 20% for the ratings over the last few years, even in times of high equity market volatility. We believe that the demerger of Fiat SpA has improved the credit characteristics of EXOR's portfolio, with stronger liquidity and diversification. In addition, we think that the company's conservative financial policy will help maintain leverage at a modest level. As a result, we are revising our outlook on EXOR to stable from negative, and affirming our 'BBB+/A-2' ratings on the company. The stable outlook reflects our view that EXOR will continue to maintain its conservative capital structure and, consequently, its meaningful financial flexibility....
Companies mentioned in this report are: EXOR SpA
Action: Outlook: Stable
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