The Altares-D&B Insolvency Score measures the risk of entering insolvency proceedings (safeguard, reorganization, judicial liquidation and European insolvency) in the next twelve months for French companies.
Altares takes the best of both worlds to build its score. On the one hand, it draws on historical expertise in corporate risk, proprietary data such as Paydex, and expert segmentation. On the other hand, it uses all the power of statistical and artificial intelligence algorithms to obtain the best possible learning of the failure.
On an ongoing basis, we improve and adapt our rating taking into account long-term changes in market structure and economic outlook in order to maintain the performance and relevance of the score.
Our financial analysis has notably evolved on liquidity and solvency indicators in order to adapt to the context linked to the Covid-19 crisis.
Our membership in the Dun & Bradstreet global BtoB data network allows us to track corporate failures worldwide and thus to assess their potential impact on the French market (when they hold stakes in French companies or conversely if they are held by French parent companies).
Users of the score in France
Of companies with an active failure score in France
Daily update of the Altares default score
Keeping the score up to date with optimal reliability for our customers is the daily mission of our Data Scientists.
Age, legal form, number of employees, sector of activity,...
Stable over time (few modifications) allow to define a company typology
Previous insolvency proceedings, recent legal opinions (change of head or location,...)
Be aware of ongoing changes and keep track of previous failures
Privileges, Payment behavior, Paydex
Useful for score responsiveness (weekly update and coverage in addition to MSDS information)
Static (last FS) and dynamic financial ratios and aggregates, age of last balance sheet.
An accurate credit analysis and structure can be obtained when the FS is available
Local and foreign majority shareholder, local and foreign subsidiaries
Understands the financial strength of the group
Activity indicators (D&B reports, contact information, etc.)
New data can be built from the signals: identify inactive and very active companies
The performance of the Altares score assesses the reliability of predictions made one year ago, based on multiple indicators, including two main ones: the Gini index*, and the share of failing companies among the 20% of companies with the lowest score.
* The Gini index transcribes the ability of the Altares score to give low scores to companies that will fail: 100% means a perfect score (all failing companies get the lowest scores) and 0% means a model that is unable to sort out healthy companies from risky ones. A score with a Gini index greater than 60% is considered a high quality score.
Our statistical score has 4 risk levels: from “very low risk” for the safest companies to “high risk” for the riskiest.
The Failure Score helps companies by providing an assessment:
The combination of the Altares score and a human analysis (financial, for example) allows you to optimize your decision-making.
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