Formula to
calculate debt to equity ratio (financial leverage
ratio):
Debt to Equity Ratio =
Short Term Debt + Long Term Debt
Total Shareholders Equity
Debt to equity
ratio definition and explanation:
Debt to Equity
Ratio is also referred to as Debt Ratio, Financial Leverage Ratio or
Leverage Ratio.
The debt to equity
(debt or financial leverage) ratio indicates the extent to
which the business relies on debt financing.
Upper acceptable
limit of the debt to equity (debt or financial leverage)
ratio is usually 2:1, with no more than one-third of
debt in long term.
A high financial
leverage or debt to equity ratio
indicates possible difficulty in paying interest and
principal while obtaining more funding.
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