About the Study
BBK Ratings was developed in conjunction with Northeastern University Finance Professors Harlan and Marjorie Platt, who are renowned for their expertise in developing analytical models that predict corporate distress. For 2006, ratings were performed on 80 of the top global OEM automotive parts suppliers based on revenue, according to the annual list of "The Top 150 Suppliers to North America" published by Automotive News.
Ratings were performed on 79 of the top suppliers for the fiscal years 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Of the 80 suppliers evaluated in 2006, 42 are headquartered in North America, 21 in Europe and 17 in Asia. Together they represent 11 countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
BBK, an international business advisory firm established in 1977, provides financial and operational services that enhance the growth, profits and stability of its clients. BBK has an extensive network of professionals throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, and has completed thousands of engagements for a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, mid- sized companies, financial institutions, law firms and private equity firms. For more information, visit www.e-bbk.com.
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