Destination Maternity Corporation

Baby bankruptcy (ka)boom: American retailer Destination Maternity Corporation has met Chapter 11. Our suspicions about their heightened financial risk via our proprietary FRISK® score, however, were born more than a year before their filing.

Formerly Mothers Work, Inc., the company operates a chain of maternity apparel specialty stores accross the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. We have seen Destination Maternity's FRISK® score drop gradually all the way down to a "1" earlier this summer, indicating a bankruptcy risk potential that was 10-to-50 times greater than the average public company:

FRISK maternity graph

Within this unique Bankruptcy Case Study, we'll provide a blow-by-blow breakdown of where things went wrong for Destination Maternity, and how our subscribers were given more than enough lead time to reduce/eliminate exposure to the company as their financial infrastructure crumbled.

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