Sep 19, 2017

Where Toys "R" Us ranks among retail bankruptcies

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata

Toys "R" Us is the second-largest retail bankruptcy of all time, in terms of assets at the time of going under, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. The only one with more assets was Kmart back in 2002.

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Data: S&P Global Market Intelligence; Chart: Chris Canipe / Axios

  • Breakdown: Nearly half of the company's $6.6 billion in assets are in property and equipment, while another $2.4 billion relates to inventory (data through April 29, 2017).
  • Symmetry: $6.6 billion is also the same amount that private equity firms paid to acquire Toys "R" Us in 2005, a deal whose giant debt-load helped contribute to today's bankruptcy filing.

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