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Long Term Debt to Equity %

What is the definition of LT Debt / Equity %?

The ratio is calculated by taking the company's long-term debt and dividing it by the book value of common equity. The greater a company's leverage, the higher the ratio. Generally, companies with higher ratios are thought to be more risky.

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A high ratio usually indicates a higher degree of business risk because the company must meet principal and interest on its obligations. Potential creditors are reluctant to give financing to a company with a high debt position. However, the magnitude of debt depends on the type of business. For example, a bank may have a high debt ratio but its assets are generally liquid. A utility can afford a higher ratio than a manufacturer because its earnings are more stable.

The 5 lowest LT Debt / Equity % Stocks in the Market

Ticker Name LT Debt / Equity % StockRank
NMQ:RDUS Radius Health Inc -139876.12 16
NSQ:AAL American Airlines Inc -99050 53
OTC:MHPC Manufactured Housing Properties Inc -89170.31 70
NSI:CANDC C & C Constructions -47836.26 28
NYQ:HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc -25906.67 76
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