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AGCO Corp. Mar 10
Standard & Poors, March 2010
Solid market positions in Europe and South America; Product-line breadth and geographic diversity; and An extensive dealer network. Volatile industry, tied to agricultural commodity prices, which can vary considerably; and Competitive industry conditions. The ratings on Duluth, Ga.-based AGCO Corp. reflect the company's satisfactory business risk profile and intermediate financial risk profile. Although agricultural equipment markets have traditionally been quite cyclical, geographic diversity and solid market positions support AGCO's business. The company's focus on internal improvements, which improve profitability, should bolster operational performance. AGCO has good market shares in South America and Europe. Although AGCO's presence in North America is only moderate, profitability has improved here. AGCO's reliance on offshore Brazilian and European facilities for manufacturing can make for volatile...
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