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Dell Inc (NAS:DELL)
Interest Expense
$-251 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 2013)

Interest Expense is the amount reported by a company or individual as an expense for borrowed money. Dell Inc's interest expense for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $-58 Mil. Its interest expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2013 was $-251 Mil.

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company’s Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense. Dell Inc's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $272 Mil. Dell Inc's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $-58 Mil. Dell Inc's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 was 4.69. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company’s financial strength is.


Definition

Interest Expense is the amount reported by a company or individual as an expense for borrowed money.

Dell Inc Interest Expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2013 was -66 (Oct. 2012 ) + -64 (Jan. 2013 ) + -63 (Apr. 2013 ) + -58 (Jul. 2013 ) = $-251 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company’s Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense. The higher, the better.

Dell Inc's interest expense for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $-58 Mil. Its operating income for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $272 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $4,075 Mil.

Dell Inc's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Jul. 2013 )/Interest Expense (Q: Jul. 2013 )
=-1*272/-58
=4.69

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company’s financial strength is.


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Dell Inc Annual Data

Jan04Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13
Interest Expense -14-15-29-45-45-93-160-199-279-270

Dell Inc Quarterly Data

Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13
Interest Expense -42-72-70-75-69-71-66-64-63-58
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