Midwestern coal leader Peabody Energy Corporation is feeling the headwinds of a political and economically progressive shift towards cleaner energy sources like wind, solar, and natural gas. The debt pressure Peabody Energy is under won't produce diamonds, but it may lead to bankruptcy.
German-based manufacturer SGL Carbon SE provides carbon fiber materials to various end markets of automotive, wind energy, and aerospace. Despite customers steadily recovering, the company continues to struggle with thin margins and high leverage.
International vacation and tourism operator Transat A.T. Inc. continues to struggle from pandemic headwinds and a cumbersome debt load. Without a major bump in travel demand sometime in 2021, bankruptcy proves more and more a possible endgame.
Shut down the showroom? Iconic luxury auto manufacturer Aston Martin has seen sales collapse and losses mount in a turbulent year that was overshadowed by management change and the coronavirus pandemic.
China-based property developer Tahoe Group is providing evidence that the real estate bubble has resulted in ballooning inventories and distorted balance sheets, leaving less capitalized peers to struggle in an overly distended industry.
Metallurgical and thermal coal producer Contura Energy Inc. emerged from Chapter 11 in late 2018. Two years later, challenges presented by COVID-19 might soon put the company back into bankruptcy court.