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Electricite de France S.A. Aug 11
Standard & Poors, August 2011
Overwhelming position in the only moderately competitive French generation and supply market. Very high share of domestic regulated earnings. Cash flow predictability conferred by its regulated earning and low exposure to volatile commodities and wholesale markets. Strong liquidity with substantial cash balances and excellent access to credit markets. Political interference risks, notably on tariffs. Risky and highly capital-intensive new nuclear build projects. Sizable investment needs. Stretched credit metrics. The 'AA-' long-term rating on Electricit- de France S.A. (EDF) is based on EDF's stand-alone credit profile (SACP), which Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assesses at 'a', as well as on our opinion that there is a "high" likelihood that the French Republic (unsolicited ratings AAA/Stable/A-1+) would provide timely and sufficient extraordinary...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Electricite de France S.A.,EDF Energy PLC,EDF Energy Customers PLC,Seeboard Energy Ltd.,RTE EDF Transport S.A.,Wagram Insurance Co. Ltd.
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Electricite de France S.A.,EDF Energy PLC,EDF Energy Customers PLC,Seeboard Energy Ltd.,RTE EDF Transport S.A.,Wagram Insurance Co. Ltd.