# Altman Z-Score

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## Altman Z-Score

A method for determining the likelihood of a company's bankruptcy in the coming two years. A company's Z-score is determined by the application of four or five ratios as variables, each weighted for importance according to a certain formula. The original ratios are working capital / total assets, retained earnings / total assets, EBIT / total assets, market value of equity / book value of liabilities, and sales / total assets. Different versions of the Altman Z-score may use slightly different variables and may weight them differently. A higher score is a positive sign, with a score over 2.99 meaning the company is "safe." The Z-score has predicted corporate bankruptcies with more than 70% accuracy.
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Returning to Credit Congress this year is Edward Altman, Ph.D., professor of finance, emeritus at the Stern School of Business, New York University, Dr, Altman will present "Current Conditions and Outlook in Global Credit Markets" during Monday's educational sessions, where he will discuss the current credit cycle as well as the Altman Z-score, fresh off its 50th anniversary,
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The dependent variable used to test the risk reduction hypothesis is the change in the Altman Z-score based on financial statement information from the fiscal years prior and subsequent to the IPO.
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Altman Z-Score. Altman developed his Z-score model by using manufacturing companies that filed a bankruptcy petition from 1946 to 1965 (Edward I.
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