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Performance Food Group Inc. Nov 11
Standard & Poors, November 2011
No. 3 position in historically stable food service distribution industry. Very weak profitability; Exposure to food and fuel cost increases; Highly competitive environment; and Very aggressive financial policy. The ratings on Performance Food Group Inc. (PFG; formerly Vistar Corp.) reflect Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view that although the company should be able to modestly improve credit measures over the next 12 to 24 months, ratios will remain consistent with a highly leveraged financial risk profile, including forecasted leverage in the mid- to high-5x area. The company's very aggressive financial policy, including expectations for continued acquisition activity and the potential for further shareholder distributions to its financial sponsors, is a key risk factor. PFG's credit metrics are weak, but we...
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Performance Food Group Inc.