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Natures Sunshine Products Inc (NAS:NATR)
Cash to Debt Ratio
38.09 (As of Sep. 2015)

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. Natures Sunshine Products Inc's cash to debt ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was 38.09.

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, Natures Sunshine Products Inc could pay off its debt using the cash in hand for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015.

NATR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.51   Max: No Debt
Current: 38.09

During the past 13 years, Natures Sunshine Products Inc's highest Cash to Debt Ratio was No Debt. The lowest was 2.51. And the median was 25.98.

NATR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 723 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. NATR: 38.09 )

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.

Natures Sunshine Products Inc's Cash to Debt Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as:

Natures Sunshine Products Inc had no debt.

Natures Sunshine Products Inc's Cash to Debt Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as:

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own 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.


Related Terms

Current Portion of Long-Term Debt, Long-Term Debt, Cash and Cash Equivalents (For Banks and Insurance Companies), Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities, Interest Coverage


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Natures Sunshine Products Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
cash2debt 6.21No DebtNo DebtNo DebtNo DebtNo Debt3.3014.476.46No Debt

Natures Sunshine Products Inc Quarterly Data

Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
cash2debt 21.126.006.466.436.68No DebtNo Debt151.25No Debt38.09
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