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Rank Company Industry Revenue* Bad Debt Allow DSO Ops Cash as % of Rev Current Ratio Debts/ Assets CSI Score
1 Arena Resources Inc
Tulsa, OK
Oil/Gas-Independent 208,859 0.0% 20.05 84.9% 4.52 0.18 1.00
2 Monolithic Power Systems Inc
Los Gatos, CA
Semiconductor 160,511 0.0% 20.73 24.7% 5.53 0.16 1.00
3 Tessera Technologies Inc
San Jose, CA
Semiconductor Equip 248,291 0.4% 21.65 27.6% 7.21 0.11 1.00
4 Gen-Probe Inc
San Diego, CA
Medical Equip/Supplies 472,695 2.1% 25.79 37.7% 13.49 0.06 1.00
5 United Microelectronics
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Semiconductor 3,071,496 0.1% 31.62 46.7% 5.37 0.15 1.10
Rank Industry No. of Comp Write- Offs Int'l Sales Bad Debt Allow DSO Ops Cash as % of Rev Current Ratio Debts/ Assets CSI Score
1 Semiconductor 89 51% 70.00% 3.2% 41.56 15.0% 4.69 0.33 2.18
2 Diagnostic Substances 10 83% 15.80% 3.1% 58.23 18.0% 4.96 0.22 2.29
3 Biotechnology 17 147% 25.60% 2.4% 58.09 23.0% 4.77 0.37 2.32
4 Mining/Quarrying 28 14% 27.80% 1.4% 35.44 21.0% 1.77 0.54 2.45
5 Oil/Gas-Independent 63 27% 3.60% 2.3% 37.09 57.0% 1.20 0.56 2.46

Recent Articles

Argentina's currency falls to a new low against the U.S. dollar for the second time in two years as economic and political concerns deepen.

In March, 2013, Argentina's currency, the peso, had an official rate of 5.0973 to the dollar and a black market rate of 8.4431.  On Friday, the peso reached a value of 45.946 against the dollar, an all-time low for a nation with a history of currency woes.


Dramatic rise in current liabilities places strain on the aerospace giants balance sheet although company still remains strong financially.

After three consecutive years of revenue declines, Boeing soared past the $100 billion threshold in annual sales in 2018, but the company's balance sheet is growing weaker, not stronger, according to an analysis of the company's 2018 financial statements by CreditPulse.


Venezuela's beleagured currency was easily the most volatile in a year that saw overall instabilty increase at the highest rate since 2015.  

Venezuela's currency was the most volatile in the world in 2018 as its complex, three-tiered currency system finally gave way to hyperinflation, a collapsing economy and the increased authoritarian rule of Nicholas Maduro.


Significant drops in operating cash flow and market capitalization raise major red flags for the creditworthiness of General Electric.

In October 2010, Clarient, Inc., a California-based oncology diagnostics company, was losing money, booking revenue that was uncollectible and its auditor, KPMG, had issued a warning about the company's ability to continue as a going concern.


Global currencies were slightly less volatile in the third quarter but some troubling hot spots remain.

Global currency volatility cooled slightly in the third quarter of 2018 to an average of 1.48 percent, down from the 1.67 percent average from the previous quarter, according to the latest data from the Currency Volatility Index (CVI), a measurment of currency volatility compiled quarterly by CreditPulse.


One of the world's largest gold mining companies announces a plan to buy one of the most valuable gold mining companies in deal priced at $6 billion.

Barrick Gold Corp., an $8.4 billion gold and copper mining company based in Toronto, Canada, has reached an agreement to buy Rangold Resources Ltd., a British-based gold mining company, in an all-stock deal that would create the largest gold mining company in the world.