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Public company risk is ever-present. Check back for the latest news and advice from CreditRiskMonitor.

FRISK® Score Highlights Increasing Risk for Global Construction Operator

In a highly interconnected world, large financially distressed companies like Spain's Obrascon Huarte Lain can pose far-reaching risks.

Oil & Gas: Hornbeck Offshore’s FRISK® Score Reveals Refinancing Risk

The offshore oil and gas market remains widely depressed. Troubled outfit Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. has fallen to a FRISK® score of “1,” which indicates severe financial distress.

Brexit Uncertainty and its Adverse Impact on U.K. Companies

Brexit uncertainty has broadly reduced business confidence in the U.K. and future operating performance may be affected, regardless of which way the final Brexit decision goes.

Stay Ahead of the Curve: Risk Evaluation for Public and Private Companies

More than a decade after the Great Recession, the reality remains that as patterns of credit cycles are historically predictable, you can't ever let your guard down as a financial risk assessor.

The Undisputed, Nearly Undefeated Champion Predictor of Financial Risk

When the FRISK® score becomes your go-to metric for financial risk analysis, incredibly accurate (read: good) adjustments follow.

Risk Management Best Practices: Use the FRISK® Score Independently

While risk analysis professionals may be tempted to use the statistical FRISK® score as a component within a different model, such as one that is rules-based, doing so may generate suboptimal results.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc.'s management is hyper-focused on turning around the business, but don’t let other scoring methods (including the PAYDEX® score) mislead you.

Debenhams Plc

One of the largest department store collapses of the last several years, the downfall of Debenhams Plc was foretold long ago by our FRISK® score.

How Procurement Professionals Successfully Manage Supplier Financial Risk

Just like tariffs, supplier financial risk has become an important category to monitor by company procurement departments. If this isn't on your radar today, it should be.

Dean Foods Company

It’s rare to see a consumer staple food processing company falling into financial distress, but CreditRiskMonitor’s FRISK® score on the Dean Foods Company has been signaling elevated risk to our subscribers for more than a year.

Helicopter Bankruptcies Spell Trouble for Unsecured Claims

The helicopter industry has seen three major bankruptcies in the last few years. Could we see a fourth? Unsecured creditors should take heed.

Hexion: FRISK® score Succeeds Where Trade Payment Data Fails

Although the story can be significantly different for every single public company that finds itself faced with bankruptcy, there's one familiar trend: payment data repeatedly misses the risk.

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