Number of distressed retailers tops total during financial crisis

According to Moody's, the number of distressed retailers tops total during financial crisis.

Moody's list of distressed U.S. retailers tops total during the national financial crisis The list of U.S. retailers with troubled financials that could make them potential bankruptcy risks now totals 22, according to ratings by Moody's Investors Service — topping the 19 recorded at the peak of the Great Recession.

Confronting a major shift to online shopping Sears Holdings, Neiman Marcus Group and others on the list face a "perfect storm," senior Moody's retail analyst Charles O'Shea said Thursday, as he invoked the name of the Massachusetts fishing boat lost with all hands in a 1991 tempest. The disaster, chronicled by author Sebastian Junger, was later made into a movie featuring actors George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.

"You're on the Andrea Gail right now, and the water's starting to get very choppy," O'Shea said of the financial conditions buffeting troubled retailers.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/06/09/moodys-number-distressed-retailers-tops-total-during-financial-crisis/102626866/

 

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish