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Scotts Miracle Gro Co (NYSE:SMG)
Interest Expense
$-46 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

Interest Expense is the amount reported by a company or individual as an expense for borrowed money. Scotts Miracle Gro Co's interest expense for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-15 Mil. Its interest expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $-46 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. Scotts Miracle Gro Co's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $209 Mil. Scotts Miracle Gro Co's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-15 Mil. Scotts Miracle Gro Co's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was 13.95. 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.

Scotts Miracle Gro Co Interest Expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was -12.8 (Jun. 2014 ) + -8.6 (Sep. 2014 ) + -9.7 (Dec. 2014 ) + -15 (Mar. 2015 ) = $-46 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.

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's interest expense for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $-15 Mil. Its operating income for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $209 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $1,211 Mil.

Scotts Miracle Gro Co's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2015 )/Interest Expense (Q: Mar. 2015 )
=-1*209.3/-15
=13.95

* 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.

Scotts Miracle Gro Co Annual Data

Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
Interest Expense -43-40-71-82-56-43-51-62-59-47

Scotts Miracle Gro Co Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Interest Expense -13-18-17-11-14-12-13-9-10-15
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