RM Rating

With a rating that is specialized for distinguishing bankruptcies supported by the bankruptcy records of approximately 700,000 companies, we improve the accuracy of
your credit management operations. Since the service started in December 2000, we have been rating huge groups of companies counting about 4.7 million and
statistically calculating and publishing the probability of bankruptcy. This is a proven index.

  • Key points
  • Specialized in corporate bankruptcy. It is a simple indicator that matches the purpose of credit management.
  • Reflecting multi-faceted information. We obtain information from over 30 information resources every day and
    analyze them.
  • Highly accurate rating. About 91% of bankrupted companies had been rated low with E or F (the performances
    of companies are disclosed monthly).

Definition of the RM Rating

Companies are rated in six levels, A, B, C, D, E, and F (* nine levels including subdivisions). It is a unique credit management index supported by bankruptcy records.
Companies with an A rating have a lower probability of bankruptcy, in other words, they are unlikely to go bankrupt. Companies with an F rating have a higher
probability of bankruptcy, in other words, they are likely to go bankrupt.

RM Rating Definition Estimated probability of bankruptcy
A Very high paying capacity 0.05 to 0.1%
B High paying capacity 0.5 to 1.0%
C Moderate paying capacity 1.0 to 1.5%
D There are concerns over the future paying capacity (transactions require some
2.0 to 2.5%
E1 There are concerns over paying capacity (transactions require research) Approx. 3.0%
E2 Approx. 3.5%
F1 Unsuitable for normal business transactions (transactions require sufficient
Approx. 5.0%
F2 Approx. 6.0%
F3 Approx. 7.0%
G Cannot make a decision

Performance of the RM Rating

The RM rating is a unique indicator backed by bankruptcy records that can statistically calculate the probability of bankruptcy. It also has a very high track record of
being able to distinguish bankruptcy.

  1. Annual bankruptcy probability (estimated): Ones rated F: 6%
  2. About 91% of companies that went bankrupt were rated E or F at the time! 
    (Performance between April 2018 and March 2019)

*Undeterminable companies are rated G. (Specifically: 1. Newly established companies; 2. Companies who refused to disclose information; 3. Companies that were last researched a very long time ago; 4. Companies in industries where a rating is not available; and 5. Financial
institutions who carry out operations such as deposits.)

Bankrupt Company Ratings
(April 2018-March 2019 Results)

Bankrupt Company Ratings(April 2018-March 2019 Results)

Logic on Calculating the RM Rating

One of the major features of the RM Rating is that, in addition to making changes by regularly updating data, analysts continue to make corrections on them by collecting and analyzing daily credit information. Since our logic on examination is reviewed twice a year to match the trends in bankruptcies and economic and social conditions, member companies can always confirm the up-to-date index.

Main Analysis 1 Analysis on the creditworthiness of the subject company

We score the data on each of the subject companies based on its management base, profitability, and financial base, and distinguish the company if it is close to
bankruptcy or far from it.

Main Analysis 2 Comparison with bankrupted companies in the past

We develop patterns from the characteristics of company data that appear commonly in about 700,000 companies bankrupted in the past and compare them with the
data on the subject company. We set the rating so that if the company data pattern is close to the pattern of the bankrupted companies, we lower the rating, and
conversely, if the pattern is far from it, we raise the rating.
We conduct multifaceted analyses with items, such as scale, revenue base, capital, financial base, openness, and credit trends.

Main Analysis 3 Timely credit information analyses on the subject companies

Corporate data turn into past information once it becomes data. On the other hand, however, companies are "living things"; their creditworthiness changes day by day. We collect various special and uncertainty information every day, and our specialized analysts analyze it to make timely corrections on ratings and to evaluate the latest creditworthiness.

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