What is the meaning of the Score?

The D&B Failure Score predicts the probability of failure of a company during the coming 12 months.

The Score is based on a statistical analysis of a multitude of business information. Mathmatic models are used to review and appraise those factors objective and consistently and derive a risk assessment for future business. The calculated value gets converted into a percentage Score (values between 1 and 100). With this conversion a company gets positioned relatively to all other companies on the D&B Database.
The Score value of 1 represents the highest potential risk of failure while the Score value of 100 is translated into an extremely low risk.

For the calculation of the D&B Score in Switzerland factors such as legal form, number of employees, industry sector, location, corporate linkages, debt collections, financials and capital, age of the comapny etc. are taken into consideration.

The D&B Score enables you to save time and increase consistency when making credit decisions and reduce bad debts.