Our Stress Test indicates that almost 50% of Irish companies are showing signs of business failure!
During the first four weeks of July 2012 we carefully stress tested just over 9,400 Irish companies and found that 49% could be classified as High Risk and displayed signs consistent with business failure. A further 17% of companies surveyed were deemed to be Medium risks with the remainder being classed as Low Risk.
That period also saw 131 Irish company insolvencies being registered, an average of 5 insolvencies per day. This figure represents a 15% drop on the same period in 2011.
Of the 131 insolvencies 74% were liquidated and 25% had a receiver appointed. One company had an examiner appointed between 1st and 25th July 2012.
July also saw 101 Irish companies hold a Meeting of Creditors to appoint a liquidator. The figure is down 14% on July '11 but, according to their latest accounts, these companies owed their short term creditors slightly over €37m.
More positively, 2,750 start-ups were registered in the first four weeks of July, an average of 110 a day. This compares to 2,871 start-ups for the same period in 2011.
Over 1,800 of these start-ups were registered business names with the remainder being company incorporations.
The most popular industry for start-ups is the professional services sector which has accounted for almost a quarter of all new businesses this year.
Wholesale & Retail along with Social & Personal Services are the next most popular industries and, together, account for a third of new businesses formed this year.
Unpaid Debt - Court Judgments:
The Irish Courts awarded 345 registered judgments in favour of creditors for unpaid debts in July. The value of these was €27.5m. That's an average value per judgment of just over €76,600. This represents a 76% increase on the average value of a judgment that was recorded in July 2011.
In terms of value, banks were the main beneficiaries, receiving over €18m in judgment awards whilst Credit Unions received the most awards in their favour (73).
The number of companies that have collapsed this year. This figure is down 10% compared to last year
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PREDICTIVE CREDIT REPORTS
Our Credit Reports are predicting over 80% of insolvencies at up to 6 months in advance.
- 43 Companies
E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)
- 16 Companies
- 0 Company
The number of companies that have closed this week.
- 236 Companies
- 268 Businesses
- 855 Companies
HIGH COURT NOTICES
- 6 Companies
- 328 Companies
- 172 Companies