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Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group Ltd. Jul 12
Standard & Poors, July 2012
Leading player in the highly concentrated U.K. movie exhibition market, with significant exposure to several continental European markets. Modern movie theaters in good locations. Business model that's resilient to economic downturns. Activity in a mature, highly competitive industry. Reliance on the popularity of Hollywood films, mitigated to a degree by local content. Long-term threats from alternative entertainment formats. Aggressive capital structure and high debt. The rating on U.K.-based leading European cinema operator Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group Ltd. (Odeon) reflects Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view of the group's "highly leveraged" financial risk profile and "fair" business risk profile, according to our criteria. Our view of Odeon's financial risk profile reflects our forecast that the adjusted debt-to-EBITDA ratio will remain...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group Ltd.
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Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group Ltd.