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Total SA (NYSE:TOT)
Interest Expense
$-631 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

Interest Expense is the amount reported by a company or individual as an expense for borrowed money. Total SA's interest expense for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $178 Mil. Its interest expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $-631 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. Total SA's Operating Income for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $566 Mil. Total SA's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $178 Mil. Total SA did not have earnings to cover the interest expense. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company’s financial strength is. Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.


Definition

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

Total SA Interest Expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was -274 (Mar. 2016 ) + -267 (Jun. 2016 ) + -268 (Sep. 2016 ) + 178 (Dec. 2016 ) = $-631 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Total SA's interest expense for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $178 Mil. Its operating income for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $566 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $43,067 Mil.

Total SA's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Total SA Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Interest Expense -2,999-1,845-1,254-1,160-924-887-925-400-967-631

Total SA Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Interest Expense -173-108-262-231-233-241-274-267-268178
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