Klabin S.A. Dec 11
- ID: 2035281
- December 2011
- Standard & Poors
Favorable cost position in both pulp and paper; Improving profitability on a richer product mix; and Strong liquidity. Aggressive gross debt leverage; Exposure to volatile paper markets; and Dependence on economic conditions in few markets, notably, Brazil. The ratings on Klabin S.A. reflect our opinion of its "satisfactory" business profile and "significant" financial profile, as our criteria define those terms. The company is a leading player in packaging paper in Brazil and benefits from favorable cash cost fundamentals, especially relating to its timberlands. Although Klabin has not reduced its financial leverage at the pace we originally expected, in part because of currency depreciation, and its gross debt remains aggressive, we haven't changed our assessment of the company's financial profile, because...
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