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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

Global currency volatility fell sharply in 2019 as the dollar and commodites market remained mostly stable.  "Fewer global hot spots."

World currencies took a respite from volatility in 2019 as a stable U.S. dollar and a smoother commodities market -- all factors that have contributed to volatility in recent years especially in emerging market and African countries -- had a calming effect in 2019 plunging global currency volatility to its lowest level in years. 


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Carlos Ghosn, the car-industry titan who served as the CEO of two major car companies, held a dramatic press conference in his home country of Lebanon on Wednesday to proclaim his innocence and set the record straight just nine days after escaping from house arrest in Japan.


Several key currencies rebound in the fourth quarter after reaching all-time lows against a falling U.S. dollar in a possible sign of growth.

Global currency values surged against the U.S. dollar in the final quarter of 2019 as the values of the 126 global currencies tracked by the Currency Volatility Index (CVI) were up by an average value of 1.07 percent against the dollar.  See which currencies had the largest gains against the dollar in this CreditPulse exclusive.


Dean Foods bankrupcty highlights the importance of market conditions, operating cash flow and creditworthiness in determining credit and investor risk.

On November 12, 2019, Dean Foods Company, the nation's largest dairy producer and distributor, and its subsidiaries filed chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Southern District of Texas as the massive size of its operations, steady decline in milk consumption, increased costs and limited financial options finally convinced management to pull the plug. 


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The volatility of New Zealand's currency is at its highest point since the second quarter of 2015, the year of the commodities crash.

New Zealand's dollar declined 6.72 percent against the U.S. dollar in the third quarter marking the first time since the commodities crash of 2015 that the currency is among the world leaders in quarterly volatility.