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The Debt Equity Ratio is used to calculate the leverage of a company and is expressed as a Multiple.

The calculation of a Company’s Financial Leverage can be done by the Debt / Equity Ratio. The Ratio is calculated via the Liabilities side of the Balance Sheet and divides Total Long-Term Debt / Shareholders Equity. The purpose of the Ratio is to determine the level of coverage of Long-Term Debt by Shareholders Funds. For example, if the Ratio is 1.3x and Shareholders Equity is $200 million, the Debt will be $260 million. An appropriate level of Financial Leverage is determined on a company-by-company and sector-by-sector basis.


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