Risk Watch Essentials - May 2020

Risk Watch Essentials - May 2020
Covid Analysis
 

The tables and graphs below show that the Covid stimulus measures introduced have had a drastic effect on the number of insolvency and winding up procedures.

For the April-May 2020 period compared to the April-May 2019, the data indicates a significant reduction in the number of reported events.

  • Winding up Applications are down by 57%.  The ATO filed only 2 winding up applications in April 2020 and did not file any winding up applications in May 2020.  This is consistent with our understanding that during this period the ATO is more focused on business support measures than recovery procedures;
  • Court Liquidations are down 46%;
  • Voluntary Administrations are down 30% but this includes 38 companies in the Virgin Airlines group, which if counted as one appointment, Voluntary Administrations are down 44%;
  • Voluntary Liquidations are down 29%.
Risk Watch Essentials - May 2020

The tables below summarise data essentials captured from our daily Risk Watch publication, which provides a synopsis of the insolvency market for May 2020.

 No. of Registered Liquidators in Australia as at May 2020

Registered Liquidators Australia    NSW    VIC    QLD    WA    ACT    SA    NT    TAS
TOTAL 636    243 (38%)    156 (25%)    105 (16%)    66 (10%)    10 (2%)    46 (7%)    2 (<1%)    8 (1%)

Winding Up applications filed with the Court in May 2020

 

Winding Up applications

Australia    NSW    VIC    QLD    WA    ACT    SA    NT    TAS
TOTAL 132    32 (24%)    63 (48%)    17 (13%)    9 (7%)    1 (1%)    9 (7%)    0 (0%)    1 (1%)

Analysis:
A total of 132 Winding Up applications were filed throughout Australia in Mayl 2020, the majority of which were in Victoria (63 or 48%), New South Wales (32 or 24%), and Queensland (17 or 13%).

Formal Appointments in May 2020

Formal Appointments    Australia    NSW    VIC    QLD    WA    ACT    SA    NT    TAS
TOTAL 476    185 (39%   ) 148 (31%)    83 (18%)    25 (5%)    9 (2%)    21 (4%)    0 (0%)    2 (0%)
Creditors'/Members' Voluntary Liquidation 321 134 (42%)    93 (29%)    55 (17%)    16 (5%)    8 (2%)    14 (4%)    0 (0%)    1 (0%)
Court Liquidation 90 31 (34%)    36 (40%)    14 (16%)    3 (3%)    0 (0%)    6 (7%)    0 (0%)    0 (0%)
Voluntary Administration 62 20 (32%)    19 (31%)    14 (23%)    6 (10%)    1 (2%)    1 (2%)    0 (0%)    1 (2%)

Analysis:
There were a total of 473 formal appointments throughout Australia in May 2020, the majority of which were in New South Wales (185 or 39%), Victoria (148 or 31%) and Queensland (83 or 18%).

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