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Tribune Media Co (OTCPK:TRBAA)
Short-Term Debt
$836 Mil (As of Sep. 2008)

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. Tribune Media Co's short-term debt for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2008 was $836 Mil.

Long-Term Debt is the debt due more than 12 months in the future. Tribune Media Co's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2008 was $10,986 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.

Tribune Media Co Annual Data

Dec98Dec99Dec00Dec01Dec02Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07
Short-Term Debt 0000019327230211

Tribune Media Co Quarterly Data

Jun06Sep06Dec06Mar07Jun07Sep07Dec07Mar08Jun08Sep08
Short-Term Debt 64011812339835819631,699836
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