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DST Systems, Inc. (NYSE:DST)
Short-Term Debt
$152 Mil (As of Jun. 2015)

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. DST Systems, Inc.'s short-term debt for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 was $152 Mil.

Long-Term Debt is the debt due more than 12 months in the future. DST Systems, Inc.'s long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 was $347 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.

DST Systems, Inc. Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Short-Term Debt 86394896490658286321519284167

DST Systems, Inc. Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15
Short-Term Debt 565445189284282207269167173152
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