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Summary: Bouygues S.A. Jan 04
Standard & Poors, January 2004
The ratings reflect Bouygues S.A.'s strongly diversified business profile and conservative financial profile. The ratings are somewhat constrained, however, by Bouygues' exposure to the low-margin construction segment and the challenging--albeit now very profitable--mobile-telephone market. The ratings also acknowledge the high quality of the group's management, which has shown foresight, notably in managing the risks inherent to telecommunications activities. With estimated sales of about -22 billion in 2003, Bouygues operates in very diversified sectors, such as construction, roads, real estate, environmental services, television, and telecommunications. The building, media, and telecoms industries have different business dynamics, and this element provides a strong degree of protection to the group's cash flow. Swings in free cash flow could occur from the construction business, however,...
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