Noteworthy Bankruptcies 2009

Discussion in 'Economics' started by nutmeg, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Corporate bankruptcies in 2009 were the greatest since 2002.

    Bankruptcies are a lagging economic indicator. As with employment, bankruptcies typically peak well after the economic trough. As an example, although the dotcom bubble burst in March of 2000, bankruptcies did not peak until 2001, and were elevated into 2002. Second, if fundamentally weak companies are being propped up by the provision of credit/liquidity to an economy that cannot structurally support them, it is only a matter of time before bankruptcies begin to reflect the true underlying economic fundamentals.

    1st Centennial Bancorp (Banking)
    AbitibiBowater Inc. (ABWTQ.PK) (Paper)
    Accuride Corporation (AURD.OB) (Trucking)
    Adamar Inc. dba Tropicana Casino & Resort (Gambling)
    Advanta Corp. (ADVNA) (Banking/Finance)
    Altus Pharmaceuticals (ALTU) (Pharma)

    American Community Newspapers Inc. & LLC (Newspapers)
    ARG Enterprises, Inc. (Restaurants)
    Aurora Oil & Gas Corporation (AUEGF.PK) (Energy)
    Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. (AVR) (Energy)
    BankUnited Financial Corporation (BKUNA) (Banking)
    Barzel Industries, Inc. (Manufacturing)
    Baseline Oil & Gas Corp. (Energy)
    Bearingpoint, Inc. (BGPT.OB) (Consulting)
    BI-LO, LLC (Supermarkets)
    Bruno’s Supermarkets, LLC (Supermarkets)
    Butler International, Inc. (IT Services)
    California Coastal Communities, Inc. (CALC) (Real Estate)
    Cape Fear Bank Corporation (Banking)
    Capital Corp of the West (Banking)
    Capmark Financial (Banking)
    CCS Medical, Inc. (Medical)
    Champion Enterprises, Inc. (CHB) (Real Estate)
    Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTRQ.PK) (Telecom)
    Chemtura Corporation (CEMJQ.PK) (Chemicals)
    Chrysler LLC (Automobiles)
    CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. (Banking)
    CIT Group (CIT) (Banking)
    Citadel Broadcasting (CTDB.PK) (Media)

    Colonial BancGroup, Inc. (CNB) (Banking)
    Cooperative Bankshares, Inc. (COOP) (Banking)
    Cooper-Standard Holdings (Automobile)
    Crescent Resources, LLC (Real Estate)
    Cynergy Data, LLC (Banking)
    deCODE Genetics, Inc. (DCGN) (Biotech)
    Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc. (EBHI) (Retail)
    Edge Petroleum Corporation (Oil & Gas)
    Ennis Homes, Inc. (Real Estate)
    Extended Stay Inc. (Hotels)
    Fairpoint Communications (FRP) (Telecom)
    Filene’s Basement, Inc. (Retail)
    Finlay Enterprises, Inc. (FNLY) (Jewerly)
    Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. (FLE) (Recreational Vehicles)
    Fortunoff Holdings, LLC (Retail)
    Fountainbleu Las Vegas, LLC, (Hotels)
    Freedom Communications Holdings, Inc. (Media)
    Fulton Homes Corporation (Real Estate)
    General Growth Properties, Inc. (GGWPQ.PK) (Real Estate)
    General Motors Corporation (MTLQQ.PK) (Automobiles)
    G.I. Joe’s, Inc. (Retail)
    Goody’s LLC (GDYS) (Retail)
    Gottschalks Inc. (GOT) (Retail)
    GSI Group, Inc. (GSIG) (Semiconductors)
    Guaranty Financial Group Inc. (GFG) (Banking)
    Herbst Gaming, Inc. (Gambling)
    Holley Performance Products, Inc. (Automotive)
    ION Media Networks, Inc. (ION) (Television)
    Idearc (IDARQ.PK) (Publishing)
    Imperial Capital Bancorp (Banking)
    Irwin Financial Corporation (IFC) (Banking)
    JL French Automotive Castings, Inc. (Automotive)
    Journal Register Companies (JRC) (Newspapers)
    Lazy Days RV Center, Inc. (Recreational Vehicles)
    Lear Corporation (LEA) (Automobile)
    Lyondell Chemical Company (LYO) (Chemicals)
    MagnaChip Semiconductor LLC (Semiconductors)
    Magna Entertainment (MECA) (Gambling)
    Majestic Star Casino, LLC (Gambling)
    Masonite Corporation (Real Estate Manufacturing)
    Metromedia International Group, Inc. (MTRM.PK) (Media)
    Midway Games, Inc. (MWY) (Entertainment Software)
    Monaco Coach Corporation (MNC) (Recreational Vehicles)
    Muzak Holdings LLC (Entertainment)
    Nortel Networks, Inc. (NRTLQ.PK) (Telecom)
    NTK Holdings – Nortek, Inc. (Construction)
    NutraCea (NTRZ.OB) (Health/Nutrition)

    Oscient Pharmaceuticals Corporation (OSCI) (Pharma)
    Pacific Energy (Oil & Gas)
    Penn Traffic Company (Supermarkets)
    Philadelphia Newspapers, LLC (Newspapers)
    Proliance International, Inc. (Manufacturing)
    RathGibson, Inc. (Manufacturing)
    Reader’s Digest, Inc. (RDA) (Media)
    Recycled Paper Greetings, Inc. (Greeting Cards)
    R.H. Donnelley Corporation (RHDC.PK) (Marketing)
    Ritz Camera Centers, Inc. (Retail)
    Samsonite Company Stores, LLC (SAMC) (Retail)
    Security Bank Corporation (Banking)
    Shane Company (Jewelry)
    Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGID) (IT/Computing)
    Silver State Bancorp (Banking)
    Simmons Company (Bedding)
    Six Flags, Inc. (SIX) (Entertainment)
    Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (SSCC) (Paper Manufacturing)
    Source Interlink Companies, Inc. (SORC) (Marketing)
    Southern Community Bancshares, Inc. (Banking)
    Spectrum Brands (SPEB.OB) (Consumer Products)
    Star Tribune Companies (Newspapers)
    Station Casinos, Inc. (STN) (Gambling)
    Sun-Times Media Group, Inc. (SUTM.PK) (Newspapers)
    Tarragon Corporation (TARR) (Real Estate)
    Team Financial, Inc. (Banking)
    Temecula Valley Bancorp (TMCV) (Banking)
    Teton Energy Corporation (Oil & Gas)

    Thornburg Mortgage, Inc. (THMR.PK) (Banking)
    TLC Vision Corporation (TLCV) (Vision/Eye Care)
    Trump Entertainment (TRMP) (Gambling)
    UCBH Holdings (UCBH) (Banking)
    U.S. Shipping Partners L.P. (Marine Transportation)
    Velocity Express Corporation (VEXP) (Delivery)
    Vineyard National Bancorp (VNBC) (Banking)
    Visteon Corporation (VC) (Auto Supplies)
    Walking Company Holdings, Inc. (Footwear)
    Wall Homes, Inc. (Real Estate)
    WL Homes, LLC (Real Estate)
    Young Broadcasting, Inc. (YBTVA) (Television)

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