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Research Update: AAR Corp. Apr 03
Standard & Poors, April 2003
On April 18, 2003, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its ratings, including lowering the corporate credit rating to 'BB-' from 'BBB-', on aviation support services provider AAR Corp. The ratings remain on CreditWatch with negative implications, where they were placed on Feb. 19, 2003. Outstanding debt is about $250 million. The downgrade reflects AAR's weak earnings, with an expectation of continued pressure on revenues, and reduced financial flexibility. As a result, most credit protection measures are poor and likely to remain significantly below those consistent with the prior rating, given a very challenging operating environment in the firm's primary market, the airline industry. Barring any material deterioration in industry conditions, the ratings are likely to be affirmed and removed...
Companies mentioned in this report are: AAR Corp.
Action: Downgraded, On CreditWatch Negative
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