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Summary: Sensata Technologies B.V. Mar 11
Standard & Poors, March 2011
The ratings on Sensata Technologies B.V. reflect the company's aggressive financial risk profile and its satisfactory business risk profile. In 2011, we expect Sensata's adjusted operating margin (before depreciation and amortization) to remain very good at around 30%, and for revenue growth to exceed 10% (benefitting from the recently announced acquisition of the Honeywell Automotive On Board business). We believe credit measures may exceed our expectations for the current rating, including funds from operations (FFO) to debt of 15%-20%, but continued majority ownership by Bain Capital remains a risk, since it relates, in our view, to the company's financial policy. The company's sizable debt levels more than offset its good geographic diversification, solid operating margins, and decent operating prospects if...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Sensata Technologies B.V.,Texas Instruments Inc.,Honeywell International Inc.
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Sensata Technologies B.V.,Texas Instruments Inc.,Honeywell International Inc.