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Sears Holdings Corp (NAS:SHLD)
Current Portion of Long-Term Debt
$590 Mil (As of Jan. 2017)

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. Sears Holdings Corp's short-term debt for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was $590 Mil.

Long-Term Debt is the debt due more than 12 months in the future. Sears Holdings Corp's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was $3,573 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 local exchange's currency.

Sears Holdings Corp Annual Data

Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16Jan17
Short-Term Debt 4047878078491,4051,1771,415689868590

Sears Holdings Corp Quarterly Data

Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16Oct16Jan17
Short-Term Debt 2,171689787767578684467141,212590
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