In an in-depth Q&A interview, Professor Edward Altman discusses his approach to evaluating small businesses and offers thoughts on where India stands with respect to the global SME financing opportunity in a post-COVID-19 world
Excerpt from Moneycontrol -- "I am extremely surprised that something that we built 50 years ago is popular even today. I think the secret to its longevity is three factors: first, it is a simple analytical tool involving five commonly found financial measures which helped distinguish between healthy and unhealthy companies. Second, it continues to be quite accurate, ranging between 80 to 90 percent accuracy for large companies. And third, it is free. Anyone can use it, test it, and if they do not like it, throw it out."