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U.S. Manufacturing Contraction: The Virtual Credit Group in Trucking

As the likelihood of an economic downturn continues to intensify, public companies across cyclical industries like trucking should be monitored closely.

2020 Visions: Retail Industry Facing Extreme Pressure

CreditRiskMonitor’s FRISK® Stress Index today shows that the retail industry in the United States is experiencing near-record financial stress.

Forewarned is Forearmed in the Dean Foods Bankruptcy

As the fallout from one of the biggest bankruptcies of 2019 begins to settle, we see that credit and procurement professionals who evaluate risk in public companies as a habitual practice are proving to be the best at avoiding unnecessary exposure.

Steel Industry Giants Feeling Tremendous Heat as Bankruptcy Risk Rises

CreditRiskMonitor’s FRISK® Stress Index shows elevated financial risk within the global steel manufacturing industry, including big-time players in Schmolz + Bickenbach and ArcelorMittal.

IMF Reports Record-High Corporate Financial Stress

The No. 1 risk to the global financial system is rising corporate debt burdens, according to the International Monetary Fund's latest edition of their Global Financial Stability Report.

APAC Manufacturing Exhibiting Financial Stress, Identified by FRISK® Score

Chinese factory activity has contracted for six consecutive months as CreditRiskMonitor observes that there are more than 1,100 public companies showing signs of elevated financial risk across China and Taiwan.

Tesla Credit Update: Subscriber Concerns Persist, Record Debt

Credit professionals should remain attentive to Tesla’s low FRISK® score, as well as their suffering operating performance, leverage and liquidity.

Payment Scores Miss Bankruptcy, While the FRISK® Score Predicts It

Instead of looking into the past with payment history to gauge danger potential in counterparties, you need to be looking forward with CreditRiskMonitor’s predictive financial risk analytics. 

The Perilous Payment Data Dilemma Within Pharma Retail

Rite Aid Corporation's elevated risk of financial failure might be imperceptible if a credit and procurement managers put too much stock into whether or not the pharma retail mainstay continues to pay bills on time.

Empty Tables Equates to Rise in Restaurant Bankruptcy Risk

Dining-out traffic trends are showing persistent weakness. If you are working with a restaurant chain that has a weak capital structure, you should implement strategies to reduce risk or otherwise face the possibility of serious financial loss.

Nearly 30% of publicly traded companies worldwide are already trending in the FRISK® red zone, indicating heightened bankruptcy risk - and as recession whispers intensify, every day you delay taking action could cost you and your company dearly.

FRISK® Score Shows More Financial Distress in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Major drug manufacturers Mallinckrodt plc and Endo International plc are financially distressed due to elevated debt and product-related risks. If your company is doing business with these manufacturers, you should evaluate your risk exposure and perform further research.