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Cash to Debt Ratio measures the financial strength of a company. It is calculated as a company's cash and cash equivalents divide by its debt. Shire PLC's cash to debt ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was 0.55.
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, Shire PLC couldn't pay off its debt using the cash in hand for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014.
During the past 13 years, Shire PLC's highest Cash to Debt Ratio was No Debt. The lowest was 0.09. And the median was 1.44.
This is the ratio of a company's Cash and cash equivalents 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.
Shire PLC's Cash to Debt Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:
Shire PLC had no debt.
Shire PLC's Cash to Debt Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as:
|Cash to Debt Ratio||=||Cash and Cash Equivalents||/||Total Debt|
|=||Cash and Cash Equivalents||/||(Short-Term Debt||+||Long-Term Debt)|
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.
Shire PLC Annual Data
|cash2debt||33.18||No Debt||No Debt||0.67||0.19||0.44||0.50||0.56||1.35||No Debt|
Shire PLC Quarterly Data