These 15 retailers could be the next to declare bankruptcy

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  • 50 US retailers filed for bankruptcy in 2017, and more bankruptcies are on the horizon.
  • Companies most likely to default within the next year include Sears, Vince, Bebe, Stein Mart, and Destination Maternity, according to an analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Retailers are filing for bankruptcy at a staggering rate.

A total of 50 US retailers have filed for bankruptcy this year – the highest rate since the recession – and analysts say more bankruptcies are on the horizon.

Fifteen retailers in particular are at high risk of defaulting in 2018, according to an analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Here are those companies ranked in order of likelihood to default, with those seen as most likely appearing first.

  • Sun Pacific Holding Corp.
  • Sears Holdings (parent company of Sears and Kmart)
  • Razer Inc.
  • Vince Holding Corp.
  • The Bon-Ton Stores
  • Bebe Stores Inc.
  • Destination Maternity Corp. (parent company of A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity, and Destination Maternity)
  • Destination XL Group Inc.
  • Stein Mart Inc.
  • Christopher & Banks Corp.
  • Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc.
  • DGSE Cos Inc. (parent company of Dallas Gold & Silver and Charleston Gold & Diamond).
  • Burlington Stores Inc.
  • Tailored Brands Inc. (parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank)
  • Clarus Corp. (parent company of Black Diamond brand clothing)

This chart shows the likelihood that each retailer will default within a year, classified below as the “1-year PD,” according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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