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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

The unexpected decline in the U.S. dollar had a dramatic affect on the value of many world currencies with three in particular worth noting.

The war-torn nation of Syria and four African nations -- the Congo, Liberia, Ethiopia and Nigeria -- suffered huge currency declines in 2017 accounting for a large portion of the world's currency instability even though a majority of the world's currencies actually gained in value against the U.S. dollar.

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World currencies were less volatile in 2017 as the Currency Volatility Index fell for the second straight year due to Syria and a drop in the U.S. dollar.

After three years of instability, global currency volatility settled back to a normal level in 2017 as the average volatility percentage fell to 2.78, a 9 percent drop from the 3.04 percent average the year before, according to the 2017 data from the Currency Volatility Index (CVI) of 122 currencies compiled by CreditPulse.

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CreditPulse recaps the fascinating year of 2017 with our year-end montage of insightful comments from noteworthy people around the world. "Capitalism has become a 'safe space' for firms that want to shield themselves against market disruption."

"Reducing a trade deficit through tough, smart negotiations is a way to increase net exports--and boost the rate of economic growth," said economist Peter Navarro in a speech before a group of business economists in Washington that helped set the tone for dramatic changes in U.S. trade relations with the rest of the world.

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War-torn Syria leads the way in currency volatility for the third quarter as the result of yet another devaluation as world currencies become slightly more erratic. 

Syria's currency, the pound, was the world's most volatile in the third quarter with a volatility rate of 21.3 percent followed by Liberia at 10.6 percent and Nigeria, Africa's largest country, at 6.7% as overall currency volatility edged upward slightly from the previous quarter.

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Calling the situation "completely unacceptable," President Trump met with the leaders of Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Panama to discuss the growing crisis in Venezuela. 

President Donald Trump and members of his cabinet hosted the leaders of four Latin American nations Monday night at a working dinner in New York to discuss the growing crisis in Venezuela.

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Amazon seeks to become the seventh American company to eclipse $500 million in market value even though revenue has not grown nearly as fast. 

Amazon.com, the world's largest online retailer founded in 1994 by Jeffrey Bezos, is poised to become only the third company in American business history to achieve a market capitalization of $500 billion.

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