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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

One of the business world's top negotiators talks about the disadvantages of multilateral negotiating and why the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a bad deal for the United States.

Wilbur Ross Jr., the chairman and chief strategist of W.L. Ross & Co., a private-equity firm, has amassed a fortune over the past 15 years by purchasing bankrupt companies in old-line manufacturing industries such as steel, textiles and auto parts and rehabilitating them, often turning a profit by selling to overseas investors many in China.


Devaluation sends Egypt's currency in a free fall against the U.S. dollar easily making the pound the most volatile currency in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The Egyptian pound was the world's most unstable currency in the fourth quarter of 2016 with a volatility percentage of 24% far outpacing the Turkish Lira as the second most volatile currency at 5.83%, according to the latest results of the Currency Volatility Index (CVI).


After forecasting a minimum of three rate increases for 2016, the Fed finally does raise its benchmark rate 25 basis points in its first meeting after the election of Donald Trump as President. 

The U.S. Federal Reserve raised its short-term federal funds rate by 1/4 percentage point on Wednesday bringing the all-important benchmark rate to 0.75, its highest level since before the Fed took interest rates to zero in December 2008, the year of the credit crisis.


The Goodrich bankruptcy illustrates how quickly a company's credit fortunes can change in a commodities-based industry heavily reliant on investment capital.  High debts-to-assets ratio.

Goodrich Petroleum Corp., a $208 million company based in Houston, Texas, filed chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday in the Southern District of Texas joining a growing number of independent oil and gas companies that have sought court protection since oil prices began to slide in the second half of 2014.


Average long-term debt for independent oil & gas explorers has soared in the past three years increasing the bankruptcy risk for some companies. 

With a CSI score of 2.40, high credit standards and a seemingly strong balance sheet, Canadian oil & gas explorer Athabasca Oil Corp. figures to be a low bankruptcy risk.  But, a closer examination reveals a massive amount of long-term debt, over six times annual revenue


America's top securities regulator, SEC Chair Mary Jo White, sounds the warning bell on the lofty valuations of private pre-IPO business start-ups known as unicorns.  "Nearly all venture valuations are highly subjective." 

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White issued a stern reminder of the risks posed by a new breed of private Silicon Valley start-ups known as unicorns whose valuations are as high as the largest publicly-traded companies but without the regulation,