Bankruptcy Case Studies

Public company bankruptcy risk is real. Our Bankruptcy Case Studies help explain what went wrong.

Dean Foods Company
Bankruptcy Case Studies

The Dean Foods Company has met its expiration date. Why - and how - did bankruptcy become a reality for this American dairy giant? We explore.

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.
Bankruptcy Case Studies

Canadian oil & gas titan Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. suffered under the weight of tremendous debt, keeping their FRISK® score pinned down before eventual bankruptcy.

Thomas Cook Group plc Bankruptcy Case Study
Bankruptcy Case Studies

Our subscribers who had global travel giant Thomas Cook Group plc in their portfolios as the company's debt soared and working capital eroded were provided ample time to sidestep financial risk thanks to the FRISK® score.

Fred's Inc. Bankruptcy Case Study
Bankruptcy Case Studies

Retail leader Fred's, Inc. tried to stave off Chapter 11 with new leadership while hundreds of their drugstores closed for good. A household name in much of the U.S., we look at what led to their rapid decline.

Sanchez Energy Corporation Bankruptcy Case Study
Bankruptcy Case Studies

They paid their bills on time right up until the day they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. If you're in oil & gas, spotting risk within Sanchez Energy Corporation would have required deeper drilling.

Weatherford International plc Bankruptcy Case Study
Bankruptcy Case Studies

Risk professionals who did not heed CreditRiskMonitor and strikingly low daily FRISK® scores for Weatherford International plc failed to see it's true bankruptcy potential.

Halcón Resources Corporation Bankruptcy Case Study
Bankruptcy Case Studies

Houston-based Halcón Resources Corporation is the latest North American energy company to meet bankruptcy in 2019. Their weak liquidity, lack of working capital and excessive corporate overhead all ultimately proved too much to keep Chapter 11 at bay.

Monitronics International, Inc.
Bankruptcy Case Studies

Monitronics International, Inc. met Chapter 11 in 2019 but CreditRiskMonitor subscribers had the opportunity to survey danger in this electronic security industry leader far ahead of their bankruptcy filing.

FTD Companies, Inc.
Bankruptcy Case Studies

Floral delivery service FTD Companies Inc. wilted under the pressures of enormous debt and growing industry competition.

Bankruptcy Case Studies

A dark and dirty descent into bankruptcy was the story of Cloud Peak Energy Inc., as America's coal industry continues to hover in a volatile space.

Kona Grill, Inc.
Bankruptcy Case Studies

The news that Kona Grill, Inc. went bankrupt was tough to digest for many risk professionals - but not CreditRiskMonitor subscribers, who would have been aware of the restaurant chain's financial struggles for years.

Debenhams Plc
Bankruptcy Case Studies

Debenhams Plc's pre-pack administration takes us across the pond to the United Kingdom, where the popular British retailer collapsed in a rapid fashion.

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