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Switzerland

The D&B® Rating in Europe consists of a Risk Indicator and Financial Strength Indicator. The Financial Strength Indicator is based on either Net Worth or Issued Capital.

D&B Risk Indicator

The following possible values exist for the D&B Risk Indicator in this country.

Risk IndicatorFailure ScoreProbability of FailureGuide to Interpretation
187 - 100Minimal riskProceed with transaction - offer extended terms if required
248 - 86Low riskProceed with transaction
316 - 47Slightly greater than average riskProceed with transaction but monitor closely
41 - 15Significant level of riskTake suitable assurances before extending credit - e.g. personal guarantees
- Insufficient information to assign a risk indicatorNo public information or D&B proprietary information available to assign a valid risk

D&B Financial Strength Indicator

The following table possible values exist for the D&B Financial Strength Indicator in this country.

Based on Net WorthBased On CapitalNet Worth (in CHF)
5A 5AA 85,000,000 and greater
4A 4AA 35,000,000 - 84,999,999
3A 3AA 18,000,000 - 34,999,999
2A 2AA 3,500,000 - 17,999,999
1A 1AA 1,800,000 - 3,499,999
A AA 900,000 - 1,799,999
B BB 500,000 - 899,999
C CC 250,000 - 499,999
D DD 180,000 - 249,999
E EE 90,000 - 179,999
F FF 50,000 - 89,999
G GG 20,000 - 49,999
H HH 0 - 19,999
N Negative net worth
O Net worth is undetermined
NB New Business: less than 12 months old
NQ Company has ceased its activities