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PPR S.A. May 09
Standard & Poors, May 2009
Broad business diversification Strong recognition of Gucci and Puma brands Robust free cash flow generation Sound liquidity Aggressive financial policy Retail activities significantly hit by the downturn Negative repercussions from parent company Artemis The ratings on French diversified and luxury-goods retailer PPR S.A. reflect the group's leveraged business score offset by leading and wide-ranging positions in luxury goods, nonfood retail, and, through 69%-owned Puma, mass-market goods. The group's ability to generate substantial free cash flow (FCF) also underpins the ratings. That said, the relatively high leverage of controlling holding Artemis is a constraint, negatively weighing on financial flexibility. We view PPR's diversification in nonfood retail, luxury goods, and sportswear as above average, but set to weaken in the future given...
Companies mentioned in this report are: PPR S.A.,PPR Finance
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PPR S.A.,PPR Finance