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Ratings Guide


The D&B® Rating consists of a Composite Appraisal / Condition and Financial Strength Indicator. The Financial Strength Indicator is based on Net Worth (shareholders’ funds less any intangible assets). The Composite Appraisal / Condition is an overall evaluation of credit worthiness.

Credit Appraisal

The following possible values exist for the Credit Appraisal in this country.

Credit AppraisalCorresponding Composite
High 1
Good 2
Fair 3
Limited 4

Alternate Ratings Used

- Indicates that the information is insufficient or does not permit assignment of a rating. Not to be construed as unfavorable
NQ "Not Quoted". Indicates that a rating cannot be assigned due to the nature of the business
BR This rating is assigned to businesses that are branches with the headquarters both in the local country and a foreign country.

D&B Financial Strength Indicator

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

Estimated Financial Strength (Yen)
5A 12,000,000,000 and greater
4A 2,400,000,000 - 11,999,999,999
3A 480,000,000 - 2,399,999,999
2A 240,000,000 - 479,999,999
1A 120,000,000 - 239,999,999
A 60,000,000 - 119,999,999
B 30,000,000 - 59,999,999
C 15,000,000 - 29,999,999
D 8,000,000 - 14,999,999
E 4,000,000 - 7,999,999
F 2,000,000 - 3,999,999
G 0 - 1,999,999