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Research Update: Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. Upgraded To 'BB+' On Expectations For Adequate Tenant Rent Coverage Metrics Dec 11
Standard & Poors, December 2011
We believe that Omega Healthcare Investors Inc.' tenant rent coverage metrics will remain adequate post-Medicare reimbursement cuts, despite regulatory uncertainty surrounding the future delivery and reimbursement of health care. We raised our corporate credit rating on Hunt Valley, Md.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. to 'BB+' from 'BB'. We also raised our issue rating on Omega's senior unsecured notes to 'BBB-' from 'BB+' and affirmed our recovery rating on the senior notes at '2'. The stable outlook reflects our view that the company's relatively long-term leases will provide steady cash flow to support debt coverage measures at the current rating. On Dec. 12, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its corporate credit rating on Omega...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Omega Healthcare Investors Inc.
Action: Outlook: Stable
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