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PSS World Medical, Inc. (NAS:PSSI)
Short-Term Debt
$0 Mil (As of Sep. 2012)

Short-Term Debt is the portion of a company’s debt that needs to be paid within the next 12 months. This gives investors an idea of how much money the company needs to pay down for the principle of its debt. PSS World Medical, Inc.'s short-term debt for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was $0 Mil.

Long-Term Debt is the debt due more than 12 months in the future. PSS World Medical, Inc.'s long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was $460 Mil.


Definition

This is the portion of a company’s debt that needs to be paid within the next 12 months. This gives investors an idea of how much money the company needs to pay down for the principle of its debt.

In the notes to balance sheet in annual (10-K) or quarterly (10-Q) reports, companies usually break down the details of the debt, their due dates, the interest rates etc.


Be Aware

Stay away from companies that ‘roll over the debt’ e.g. Bear Stearns

When investing in financial institutions, Buffett shies from those who are bigger borrowers of short term than long term debt.

His favorite ‘Wells Fargo’ has 57 cents short term debt for every dollar of long term

Aggressive banks (like Bank of America) has $2.09 short term for every dollar long term


Related Terms

Long-Term Debt


Historical Data

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

PSS World Medical, Inc. Annual Data

Mar03Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12
Short-Term Debt 833525127151110

PSS World Medical, Inc. Semi-Annual Data

Jun10Sep10Dec10Mar11Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12
Short-Term Debt 111121500000
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