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Public company risk is ever-present. Check back for the latest news and advice from CreditRiskMonitor.

The Windstream Holdings Bankruptcy

A recent high-profile bankruptcy within telecom provides a golden example of how reliance on payment data in assessing risk within public companies is foolhardy.

Blue Apron

Blue Apron is promising that it will right-size its business and find an approach that will generate positive EBITDA in 2019. The scramble and the results so far don't inspire confidence, and the recurring cash burn suggests that time is limited. 

FRISK® Score Shows Rising Risk in the Far East

China’s non-financial corporate debt-to-GDP is the highest in the world at 160%, and corporate defaults are now running at a record pace.

The Italian Recession

CreditRiskMonitor's global coverage pinpoints risky companies in Italy, and now is the time to act before another falls into corporate failure.

Navios Maritime Holdings

With concerns surrounding China’s economy and the sharp decline in the Baltic Dry Index, risk professionals should be vigilant in monitoring the changing conditions in the shipping industry. 

PAYCE® Score

As part of our look back at the year that was in 2018, the arrival of the PAYCE® score changed the way our subscribers monitored private company financial risk.

Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC

Based on Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC’s bottom-rung FRISK® score of “1,” trade creditors must perform deep financial analysis and take extra care when dealing with the company.

Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve recently voiced concerns about excessive corporate financial leverage - and risk management departments need to take heed.

Scientific Games

Scientific Games' high leverage, elevated investment needs, cyclical business risk and recent penchant for extending credit to customers are all issues which necessitate a more sophisticated level of monitoring.

Year In Review: Energy Sector

Volatile commodity prices and rising interest rates were a challenge for operators in the energy sector in 2018, and things looks to be even more dangerous in the years to come. 

The FRISK® Score Cooks Up a Warning in the Restaurant Space

A look at our FRISK® Stress Index shows that there are more than 30 large-scale public companies within the restaurant industry at heightened risk of bankruptcy in 2019.

Default Risk

Knowledge of how and when to react to a business defaulting is essential; cutting ties with a customer or supplier too soon could lead to a missed sales opportunity, while being too late can result in financial loss.

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