TerraVia Bankruptcy

In May 2017, TerraVia’s management announced that the company had incurred significant losses to date, anticipated to incur continuing losses, and may never achieve or sustain profitability. Working capital for Q1 2017 of ($134) million decreased 360% compared with the prior year end's balance of $52 million, and decreased 234% from $100 million in the same period a year ago. This Bankruptcy Case Study will present several other factors that warned of impending troubles, including an analysis of the retailer's financial statements and troubling news alerts.

The average probability of failure for SIC code 20 (Food and Kindred Products) has increased 124 percent since 2007. TerraVia is among the weakest names in the industry as evidenced by its FRISK® Score of 1.

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CreditRiskMonitor Bankruptcy Case Studies provide post-filing analyses of public company bankruptcies. Our case studies educate subscribers about methods they can apply to assess bankruptcy risk using CreditRiskMonitor’s proprietary FRISK® score, robust financial database, and timely news alerts.

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