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Auto Suppliers ‘Most Vulnerable’ During COVID-19 Outbreak

Moody’s says auto suppliers land in the “high exposure” category of Moody’s Coronavirus heat map, indicating potential near-term implications for credit quality and possibly ratings.

Moody’s Downgrades Goodyear’s Credit Rating

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the ratings of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. including the corporate family and probability of default ratings to Ba3 from Ba2, and Ba3-PD from Ba2-PD, respectively.

Moody’s Downgrades ATD’s Probability of Default Rating

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded ATD’s Probability of Default Rating (PDR) following the company’s announcement that it had initiated Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

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Moody’s Downgrades ATD Probability of Default Rating After Debt Plan Announcement

Moody’s downgraded ATD’s probability of default rating and other ratings for senior subordinated notes after it announced a plan for a debt-for-equity exchange that it will offer bondholders.

Moody’s Report Calls for Urgent Action by ATD

Moody’s analyst Inna Bodeck has essentially raised a red flag of concern about the solvency of ATD in the future.

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Moody’s Again Places ATD Rating Under Review

American Tire Distributors’ debt took a dive Wednesday after Bridgestone Americas announced it would pull the distribution of its passenger and light truck tires from the company. 

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Moody’s: U.S. Auto Import Tariff Would be Credit Negative for Global Auto Industry

A 25% tariff being considered on vehicles and auto parts imported to the U.S. would be broadly credit negative for the global auto industry, Moody’s Investors Service says in a new report.

Moody’s Downgrades ATD Citing ‘Unsustainable Capital Structure’

“All else being equal, the magnitude of the associated earnings and cash flow decline will compound an already levered financial risk profile, rendering a pre-emptive debt restructuring increasingly likely, in our estimation,” says Inna Bodeck, Moody’s lead analyst covering ATD.

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No Financial Ratings Change for O’Reilly

Even as the company increases its debt, analysts at Moody’s say the slight increase is not enough to trigger a rating downgrade at the time.

Moody’s Places Dealer Tire Rating Under Review for Downgrade

Moody’s Investors Service placed its ratings for Dealer Tire, LLC under review for downgrade after Bridgestone and Goodyear announced its plans to form a joint distribution venture, TireHub.

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ATD and the Impact of TireHub Deal

Update: This story has been updated with more information regarding Goodyear and its aligned distributors.