Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., a global superstar in rent-a-car, was taken out of the driver's seat and into bankruptcy thanks to many factors - including a propensity to load up on debt and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
This bankruptcy is perhaps the most impactful to-date since the start of COVID-19 because Hertz had been so dominate in the rental and leasing industry market. A clue that something might have been wrong, however, is found when looking at Hertz's FRISK® score:
According to CNN's Chris Isidore, "the entire rental car industry has been devastated by the plunge in travel since the pandemic hit earlier this year. Nearly two-thirds of its revenue comes from rentals at airport locations, and air travel has fallen sharply. Since the start of April, the number of people passing through TSA checkpoints at US airports has plummeted 94% compared with a year ago."
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