CreditRiskMonitor Issues Credit Risk Analysis Report on Sears

VALLEY COTTAGE, NY -- May 12, 2016 – CreditRiskMonitor (OTCQX: CRMZ), the leading public company news and analysis service specifically designed for corporate credit professionals, has issued a special report on Sears Holdings. The report was published at the request of its global subscribers, primarily credit professionals in Fortune 1000 companies. The report, “Sears Holding Company: Credit Risk Analysis", is available at no charge on the CreditRiskMonitor web site.

Retail sector risk is up overall in the general merchandise sector (SIC53). According to the CreditRiskMonitor proprietary FRISK® Stress Index, risk in general merchandise stores is more than twice the average for U.S. public companies. And, the risk has risen dramatically: more than 500% higher than at the start of the Great Recession in 2007.

The special report on Sears analyzes the company’s financials and outlook. It is not intended for purchase or sale of securities, but as a service to risk management professionals.

For more detailed insight into Sears’ financials and future, download the full special report:

For a free overview for public company risk by country and industry, visit the FRISK® Stress Index.

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CreditRiskMonitor ( sells a suite of web-based, SaaS subscription products providing access to comprehensive commercial credit reports, bankruptcy risk analytics, financial and payment information, and curated news on public and private companies worldwide. The products help corporate credit and procurement professionals stay ahead of and manage financial risk more quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively.

The Company’s newest platform, SupplyChainMonitor™, leverages its financial risk analytics expertise to create a risk management solution built specifically for procurement, supply chain, sourcing, and finance personnel involved in the supplier lifecycle, risk assessment, and ongoing risk monitoring. Users can assess counterparty risks at the aggregate and granular levels under a variety of categories including geography and industry, as well as customized, customer-specific configurations. The platform features mapping capabilities with real-time weather/natural disaster event overlays as well as customizable news notifications, reports, and charts.

Our subscribers, including nearly 40% of the Fortune 1000 and well over a thousand other large corporations worldwide, use the Company's timely news alerts, research, and reports on public and private companies to make important risk decisions. The Company's comprehensive commercial credit reports covering both public and private companies worldwide are published through its web-based platform and feature detailed analyses of financial statements, including ratio analysis and trend reports, peer analysis, corporate issuer ratings from key Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations ("NRSROs"), as well as the Company's proprietary bankruptcy analytics: the FRISK® and PAYCE® scores. One of the FRISK® scoring model's exclusive input features is the aggregate risk sentiment of our subscribers based on their crowdsourced usage behaviors resulting in the improved classification of bankruptcy risk for the riskiest corporations and boosting overall accuracy.

The Company, through its Trade Contributor Program, receives confidential accounts receivables data from hundreds of subscribers and non-subscribers every month. This trade receivable data is parsed, processed, aggregated, and finally reported to summarize the invoice payment behavior of B2B counterparties, without disclosing the specific contributors of this information. The Trade Contributor Program's current trade credit file exceeds $2.5 trillion of transaction data annually.

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Mike Flum, CEO & President