August 2018

Health care industry distress shows continued separation from broader U.S. economy, as distress remains low in other indices.

We are pleased to announce the release of the Polsinelli-TrBK Distress Indices Report for the second quarter of 2018. Polsinelli, with data provided exclusively by TrollerBk.com, publishes the Indices Report on a quarterly basis.

The second quarter report showed slowing distress in the U.S. economy. For the first time in three quarters, the Polsinelli-TrBK Distress Indices have recorded signs of slowing distress across all three indexes measured.

Specifically, the report – which is based on Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings with more than $1 million in assets – shows that economic distress in the broader U.S. economy and real estate remains relatively low, while the Health Care index has exceeded the benchmark of the fourth quarter of 2010 by more than 100 percent the past five quarters..

The Polsinelli-TrBK Distress Indices track the increase or decrease in all Chapter 11 filings with more than $1 million in assets since the fourth quarter of 2010. Unlike the public markets, the Polsinelli-TrBK Distress Indices include both public and private companies, creating a broader economic view and one that may show developing trends on Main Street before they appear on Wall Street.

To access the full report, included graphs and all past analysis click below:


TrBK Distress Indices Q2 2018