New York—June 19, 2014—Rapid Ratings International, Inc., a financial risk analytics firm, announced the launch of its Company Comparison Report, a new visualization tool that enables clients to compare up to five public and private companies side by side. In addition to Rapid Ratings’ objective Financial Health Rating (FHR) and commentary about each company’s financial and operating viability, the report enables users to add metrics and comments of their choosing, to illustrate how the companies compare in areas such as cost, timing, duration of relationship or exposure. The report allows users to view specific strengths and weaknesses within each company in detail, and compare data across the group.
The ability to compare suppliers/vendors, counterparties or investment opportunities on equal footing is invaluable for competitive analyses, requests for proposals, potential partnership considerations and investment research. This new reporting capability highlights differences at a fundamental level to streamline users’ analyses and eliminate the need to manually create spreadsheets. Users can visualize the side-by-side comparison of counterparties in charts and graphs, and easily edit the information that is presented. For sourcing professionals, the report also offers a clean, intuitive layout that can help them present and validate selections in leadership reviews.
“We’ve developed a reputation for providing predictive insight into financial health, and this report lets our clients use that insight to compare companies simultaneously on a forward-looking basis,” said James H. Gellert, CEO and chairman of Rapid Ratings. “New developments like this report underscore our commitment to continually seeking out new ways to help our clients mitigate risk and identify opportunities.”
Rapid Ratings’ quantitative system uses financial information from the balance sheet and income statement to generate objective numerical ratings that quantify a company’s financial health and efficiency. These FHRs measure a public or privately held company’s ability to compete with its global competitors, and predict its likelihood for long-term stability and success. They provide the accurate analysis needed to fully understand the possible risks posed by current and potential counterparties.