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- Published: March 2011
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Industry Credit Outlook: The Credit Quality Of Global Packaging Companies Continues To Sink Apr 09
- Published: April 2009
- Standard & Poors
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services expects credit quality in the global packaging industry to continue to decline through the rest of the year, particularly at the speculative-grade rating levels. And the pace of the decline, which began a few years ago, seems to be quickening: In the past three months, out of 35 issuers, we downgraded five and upgraded only one. Concerns about covenant compliance and liquidity continued to be key factors behind several of the negative rating actions we took from mid-December 2008 through April 2009. We've witnessed six defaults since the beginning of 2008, and defaults in the packaging sector are likely to continue in 2009, as companies grapple with weaker operating trends, liquidity problems, and potential covenant...
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