Probability Of Bankruptcy AnalysisFor stocks, Probability Of Bankruptcy is normalized value of Z-Score. For funds and ETFs it is derived from a multi-factor model developed by Macroaxis. The score is used to predict probability of a firm or a fund experiencing financial distress within next 24 months. Unlike Z-Score, Probability Of Bankruptcy is the value between 0 and 100 indicating the actual probability the firm will be distressed in the next 2 fiscal years.
About Probability Of BankruptcyProbability of Bankruptcy SHOULD NOT be confused with actual chance of a company to file for chapter 7, 11, 12 or 13 bankruptcy protection. Macroaxis simply defines Financial Distress as an operational condition where a company is having difficulty to meet its current financial obligations towards its creditors or to deliver on the expectations of its investors. Macroaxis derives these conditions on a daily bases from both public financial statements as well as analysis of stock prices reacting to market conditions or economic downturns including short term and long term historical volatility. Other factors taken into account include analysis of liquidity, revenues patterns, R&D expenses and commitments, as well as public headlines and social sentiment.
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Based on latest financial disclosure iShares Short Maturity Bond ETF has Probability Of Bankruptcy of 1.0%. This is much higher than that of the iShares family, and significantly higher than that of Ultrashort Bond category, The Probability Of Bankruptcy for all etfs is over 1000% lower than the firm.