Insolvency risk

Insolvency risk

The risk that a firm will be unable to satisfy its debts. Also known as bankruptcy risk.

Bankruptcy Risk

The risk that an individual or especially a company may be unable to service its debts. Bankruptcy risk is greater when the individual or firm has little or no cash flow, or when it manages its assets poorly. Banks assess bankruptcy risk when considering whether to make a loan. It is also called insolvency risk.
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Elsewhere the R3 survey showed that companies in the region's professional services sector saw insolvency risk falling by 9% in the last three months.
Research based on either a short sample period or a long sample period that does not take into account the impacts of the changing market and economic situations lacks the ability to identify factors that are effective in signaling insurers' insolvency risk and remain robust under varying market and economic situations.
Latest figures compiled by insolvency body R3's Midlands branch show that the West Midlands manufacturing and construction sectors are more financially stable than many of their UK peers, with around one in five (18 per cent) and one in four (25 per cent) respectively having an above normal insolvency risk, both below the UK average.
At the same time, insolvencies still remain 12 percent above 2007's pre-crisis levels, meaning that exporters will need to continue stringently evaluating their partners for insolvency risk.
Payment morale has weakened and insolvency risk has increased.
We show that asset encumbrance can increase insolvency risk when the fraction of encumbered assets is sufficiently high.
Coface added that only 25 percent of the Romanian enterprises run a small insolvency risk.
Critics of these transactions claimed that the high leverage typically associated with these deals would lead to short term performance horizons, reductions in employment, and increased insolvency risk particularly in an economic downturn.
Mr Ellis said Whyte's warning in the Record that Rangers face a pounds 10million black hole in their annual running costs was further proof of an insolvency risk.
We also find lower insolvency risk for S&Ls with greater institutional investor ownership in 1991.
Those firms with higher C/A, higher E(P/A), and lower s will have a higher g measure and lower overall insolvency risk.