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Summary: Getty Images Inc. Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
The ratings on Delaware-based digital media provider Getty Images Inc. reflect Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' expectation that its financial profile will remain "aggressive" (based on our criteria) because of its private-equity ownership. We regard Getty' business profile as "fair" (as defined in our criteria) because of its leading market position. This is tempered by our expectation that unfavorable secular trends related to digital migration will continue to put some pressure on the company's traditional business. We expect Getty' business to remain cyclical, and revenue and EBITDA should continue growing over the near term. While we believe this scenario could cause credit metrics to improve in the short term, we believe leverage will remain high over the long term because...
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- Getty Images Inc.
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- Getty Images Inc.