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CreditRiskMonitor offers up five quick and important facts that you need to know about Peabody Energy Corporation right now to make a more solid business evaluation – or, more advisable, even an alteration of credit extension or a pivot to a peer.

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Burn, baby, burn. We spotlight some nameworthy players in the energy and retail sectors who have been burning through cash and racking up debt in order to outrun the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Public company bankruptcies soared in 2020, and filings continue to roll in as fallout from COVID-19. Here are five of the most notable Chapter 11 cases we've seen so far in 2021, and another five companies we feel are in big-time danger.

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Here are some high-profile public companies that risk professionals must monitor closely as we reach 2021's midpoint. Credit risk may have receded some in recent months, but the spectres of debt and potential bankruptcy loom larger than ever.

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Business at casinos and resorts has picked up following an easing of travel restrictions after COVID-19, yet operators worldwide continue to be tested by steep fixed cost structures and debt-loaded balance sheets.

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Trucking industry bellwethers, including UPS, FedEx, and Amazon, continue to enjoy steady delivery volumes and pricing power. Yet their collective lack of forward guidance reflects an industry with uncertainty, particularly for underperforming truckers.

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Bankruptcies were triggered at a feverish rate in Q2 2020; the reprieve, one year later, feels more like a crisis delayed than dismissed. Keep up a strong credit culture.

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The energy sector is slowly working its way back from the severe demand decline in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Schlumberger N.V. and Seadrill Limited, at different ends of the risk spectrum, are prime examples that underscore the effectiveness of the FRISK® score in keeping an everyday watch on bankruptcy.

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Central banks worldwide are suppressing borrowing rates to accommodate credit markets, trying to alleviate financial pressures on corporations. This is creating a surge of "zombie companies," or firms that are staying alive in spite of their inability to service interest expenses.

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Many operators within the auto & truck parts industry continue to struggle from supply chain constraints and breakdowns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, adversely impacting profitability.

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As auto manufacturing sales return to pre-COVID-19 levels, a few major industry leaders are stuck in neutral. Could bankruptcy hit your favorite car make in 2021?

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A supplier network fraying at the edges can eventually break down into a full-blown disruptive crisis. With global debt soaring, daily bankruptcy risk evaluation is a must.