The Japanese Defense Industry - Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2016
- Published: February 2012
Leading market position as world's largest agricultural equipment concern; Strong market position in forestry equipment and good position in construction equipment; Competitive advantage stemming from a comprehensive dealer network; Strong research and development, with a steady stream of new products; and Large and stable financial services operations that partially offset the volatility in its equipment operations. Cyclical manufacturing segments; Moderate working and fixed capital-intensive operations; and Large underfunded pension and other postretirement employee benefits. The ratings on Moline, Ill.-based agricultural, turf, construction, and forestry equipment manufacturer Deere & Co. reflect the company's strong business positions in its competitive and highly cyclical industries and its modest financial risk profile. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes the recent strength in crop prices...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Deere & Co.,Caterpillar Inc.,John Deere Capital Corp.,Komatsu Ltd.,AGCO Corp.,CNH Global N.V.,Exelon Corp.
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Deere & Co.,Caterpillar Inc.,John Deere Capital Corp.,Komatsu Ltd.,AGCO Corp.,CNH Global N.V.,Exelon Corp.
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