As of August 9, 424 U.S. companies have filed for bankruptcy this year, according to a report released by S & P on Monday. In the wave of bankruptcy intensified by the new crown epidemic, the number of companies filing for bankruptcy this year may reach a 10-year high.
consumer companies were particularly affected by the epidemic. According to S & P, more than 100 U.S. consumer companies have filed for bankruptcy this year, including well-known retailers such as J. crew, JCPenney, Neiman Marcus and Lord & amp; Taylor.
in addition to retailers and consumer facing companies, other industries have also been seriously affected. Nearly 100 companies in the industrial and energy sectors have filed for bankruptcy, including Hertz, a car rental giant, Chesapeake energy, a shale oil and gas pioneer, and ultra petroleum.
it is worth noting that the companies tracked by S & P are listed companies with assets or liabilities of more than $2 million, or private companies with assets or liabilities of more than $10 million. A large number of private small businesses or family workshops that went bankrupt during the outbreak are difficult to count, and they are scattered all over the United States.