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Summary: Plastech Engineered Products Inc. Sep 04
Standard & Poors, September 2004
The ratings on Dearborn, Mich.-based Plastech Engineered Products Inc. reflect the company's below-average business profile and aggressive financial policy. Plastech is a privately held, major producer of plastic interior and exterior trim components for the automotive industry. The company, established in 1988, has grown quickly through acquisitions, internal growth, and joint ventures; Plastech's acquisition of LDM Technologies Inc. in February 2004 nearly doubled the size of its revenue base. Total balance sheet debt was $452 million at June 27, 2004. Business risks arise from Plastech's exposure to the highly competitive and cyclical automotive industry and to established, resourceful competitors. Plastech's revenues lack diversity, as they are concentrated with four major North American customers. Additional concerns stem from the narrow scope...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Plastech Engineered Products Inc.,Visteon Corp.
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Plastech Engineered Products Inc.,Visteon Corp.