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First Solar Inc (NAS:FSLR)
Current Portion of Long-Term Debt
$28 Mil (As of Dec. 2016)

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. First Solar Inc's short-term debt for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was $28 Mil.

Long-Term Debt is the debt due more than 12 months in the future. First Solar Inc's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was $160 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.

First Solar Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Short-Term Debt 39352927456261513828

First Solar Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Short-Term Debt 555142423938947262628
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