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Summary: ABB Ltd. May 07
Standard & Poors, May 2007
The ratings on ABB reflect the group's strong business risk profile, with leading global positions, strong technology bases, and good earnings diversification in its core businesses of power transmission and distribution, and automation. They also reflect the group's modest financial risk profile, including recently strong debt-protection measures and sound free operating cash flow generation and liquidity positions, as well as the expectations that the group will maintain a conservative financial policy. ABB's adjusted group debt was about $2.76 billion at Dec. 31, 2006, (including a total of $2.5 billion of leasing, postretirement, and other debt adjustments, and the deduction of about $3 billion in excess cash). The equity conversion of about 80% of ABB's 2010 Swiss franc 1 billion convertible...
Companies mentioned in this report are: ABB Ltd.,Emerson Electric Co.,Rockwell Automation Inc.,Siemens AG,Schneider Electric S.A.
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ABB Ltd.,Emerson Electric Co.,Rockwell Automation Inc.,Siemens AG,Schneider Electric S.A.