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Spartech Corporation (NYSE:SEH)
Cash to Debt Ratio
0.01 (As of Oct. 2012)

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. Spartech Corporation's cash to debt ratio for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 was 0.01.

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, Spartech Corporation couldn't pay off its debt using the cash in hand for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012.

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.

Spartech Corporation's Cash to Debt Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2012 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) = 1.092 / (22.636 + 112.288) = 0.01

Spartech Corporation's Cash to Debt Ratio for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 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) = 1.092 / (22.636 + 112.288) = 0.01

* 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.

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Historical Data

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

Spartech Corporation Annual Data

 Oct03 Oct04 Oct05 Oct06 Oct07 Oct08 Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 cash2debt 0.02 0.10 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.12 0.03 0.01 0.01

Spartech Corporation Quarterly Data

 Jul10 Oct10 Jan11 Apr11 Jul11 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 cash2debt 0.01 0.03 0.02 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.01
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