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Research Update: U.K.-Headquartered Premier Foods 'B' Rating Affirmed, Then Withdrawn At Issuer's Request May 12
Standard & Poors, May 2012
On May 9, 2012, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'B' long-term corporate credit rating on U.K.-headquartered packaged food producer Premier Foods PLC. We then withdrew the rating at the issuer's request. At the time of the withdrawal, the outlook was negative. At the time of the withdrawal, the rating on Premier Foods reflected our assessment of its financial risk profile as "highly leveraged," due to our anticipation of Standard & Poor's-adjusted debt to EBITDA of substantially above 5x in 2012, excluding any future disposals. The rating also reflected our view of Premier Foods' business risk profile as "fair," which we saw as constrained by the company's exposure to volatile, commodity-based, raw material prices; reduced pricing power in negotiations...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Premier Foods PLC
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