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Cowen Group Inc (NAS:COWN)
Cash to Debt Ratio
3.41 (As of Sep. 2016)

Cash to Debt Ratio measures the financial strength of a company. It is calculated as a company's cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities divide by its debt. Cowen Group Inc's cash to debt ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was 3.41.

If Cash to Debt ratio is greater than 1, the company can pay off its debt using the cash in hand. Here we can see, Cowen Group Inc could pay off its debt using the cash in hand for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016.

COWN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65   Max: No Debt
Current: 3.41

During the past 13 years, Cowen Group Inc's highest Cash to Debt Ratio was No Debt. The lowest was 0.65. And the median was 42.19.

COWN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 116.08 vs. COWN: 3.41 )

Definition

This is the ratio of a company's Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities to its debt. The debt includes the Current Portion of Long-Term Debt and Long-Term Debt. This ratio measures the financial strength of a company. This ratio is updated quarterly.

Cowen Group Inc's Cash to Debt Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as:

 Cash to Debt Ratio = Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities / Total Debt = Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities / (Short-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) = 814.653 / (0 + 190.966) = 4.27

Cowen Group Inc's Cash to Debt Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as:

 Cash to Debt Ratio = Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities / Total Debt = Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities / (Short-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) = 703.395 / (0 + 206.422) = 3.41

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Explanation

If Cash to Debt ratio is greater than 1, the company can pay off its debt using the cash in hand. If it is smaller than 1, it means the company has more debt than the cash in hands. In this case, it is important to look the the company's Interest Coverage. Ben Graham requires that a company must have an Interest Coverage of at least 5.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Cowen Group Inc Annual Data

 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 cash2debt 99.59 5.15 1.45 15.85 20.71 167.05 293.23 544.10 9.51 4.27

Cowen Group Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 cash2debt 25.05 26.21 9.51 4.42 5.94 6.04 4.27 4.27 2.56 3.41
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