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Valspar Corporation (NYSE:VAL)
Short-Term Debt
$540 Mil (As of Jan. 2014)

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. Valspar Corporation's short-term debt for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was $540 Mil.

Long-Term Debt is the debt due more than 12 months in the future. Valspar Corporation's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was $1,012 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.

Valspar Corporation Annual Data

Oct04Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13
Short-Term Debt 1682948936816078377139441

Valspar Corporation Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
Short-Term Debt 377209209116139257360416441540
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