How should I respond when applicants ask about our financial stability?

Our company is doing OK in this lousy economy, all things considered. In fact, we occasionally hire someone! However, it’s not easy doing business these days, and I really can’t say we’re thriving. It’s more like we’re doing a really good job of hanging on. When we conduct interviews, candidates naturally want to know about our financial stability. I struggle with what to tell them. I don’t want to paint a too-rosy picture, but I don’t want to scare off good potential employees either. Has anyone faced this problem? How do you handle it?—Keith, Houston

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