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Summary: Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp. May 12
Standard & Poors, May 2012
Strong domestic market position in the petrochemical and oil refining industries. Strong operating efficiency through highly integrated group production facilities and significant economies of scale. Satisfactory cash flow protection. Significant industry risks due to volatile pricing movement in the petrochemical and oil refining businesses. Satisfactory business diversity but with significant asset concentration on one production site. Moderate financial policy but with continued support on high-risk non-core investments. The ratings on Taiwan-based Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp. reflect the company's status as a core member of the Formosa Plastics group (FP group; Formosa Plastics Corp., Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp., Nan Ya Plastics Corp., and Formosa Petrochemical Corp.). When analyzing the credit quality of the four core members, Standard & Poor's...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp.,Taiwan Power Co.,Formosa Plastics Corp.,Formosa Petrochemical Corp.,Nan Ya Plastics Corp.,Nanya Technology Corp.,Inotera Memories Inc.
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Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp.,Taiwan Power Co.,Formosa Plastics Corp.,Formosa Petrochemical Corp.,Nan Ya Plastics Corp.,Nanya Technology Corp.,Inotera Memories Inc.