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J.C. Penney
High Risk Report

Department stores have been underperforming, with retailer J.C. Penney among the hardest hit by internet competition. This High Risk Report addresses the retailer's FRISK® score of "1", which signals an elevated degree of corporate financial distress.

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Ascena Retail Group, Inc.
High Risk Report
Ascena Retail's low FRISK® score indicates elevated financial risk, and store closures haven't mitigated the challenges at this leveraged apparel operator.
Media Coverage

The dramatic decline in how much Sears owes vendors may be because the suppliers are no longer providing the department store with credit, says CreditRiskMonitor president William Danner in this recent Reuters feature.

The FRISK® Score Examined: Part 3 - Bond Agency Ratings
Blog Post
By CreditRiskMonitor

The FRISK® score is a game-changing tool that combines several key inputs to assess bankruptcy risk. Here’s how bond agency ratings play a role.

Paperweight Development Corp.
Bankruptcy Case Studies

North American-based Paperweight Development Corp., a manufacturer of coated paper products, showed net losses in each of it's last five quarters and also a sharp decline in working capital on the eve of it's bankruptcy in October 2017.

Preparing Today for the Next Contraction in Credit
Blog Post
By CreditRiskMonitor

Public companies are issuing more and more debt, taking advantage of low interest rates to fund stock buybacks and to pay dividends. History has proven that these leveraged-up companies will be at great risk once this cycle ends - don't let your guard down. 

The FRISK® Score Examined: Part 2 - Financial Ratios
Blog Post
By CreditRiskMonitor

The FRISK® score is a game-changing tool that combines several key inputs to assess bankruptcy risk. Here’s how financial ratios play a role.

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Media Coverage

Published by SpendMatters, this article recaps the recent webinar conducted by Dr. Ed Altman regarding debt and the mammoth problem it presents in today's corporate world.

S&P Downgrades China
Blog Post
By CreditRiskMonitor

Three multi-billion dollar Chinese companies - Yingli, MIE and Ji Lin - each have a highly leveraged capital structure and, if not addressed, could find themselves on the path of corporate failure.

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Media Coverage

Published in Credit Research Foundation’s quarterly journal, this article discusses how crowdsourcing the research activity of corporate credit professionals provides an early warning of business counterparty financial risk.

Comstock Resources, Inc. High Risk Report
High Risk Report

CreditRiskMonitor’s proprietary FRISK® score has Texas-based energy company Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) at a "1," the highest probability of bankruptcy in the next 12 months.

The FRISK® score is a game-changing tool that combines several key inputs to assess bankruptcy risk. The first of a five-part look at these inputs, here’s how the stock market plays a role.
Blog Post
By CreditRiskMonitor

The FRISK® score is a game-changing tool that combines several key inputs to assess bankruptcy risk. The first of a five-part look at these inputs, here’s how the stock market plays a role.

Toys "R" Us Bankruptcy Case Study
Bankruptcy Case Studies

An iconic specialty retailer of toys and baby products, Toys "R" Us, Inc. filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 19, 2017.

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