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Zions Bancorp (NAS:ZION)
Cash to Debt Ratio
4.40 (As of Mar. 2014)

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. Zions Bancorp's cash to debt ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was 4.40.

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, Zions Bancorp could pay off its debt using the cash in hand for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014.

ZION' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 4.4
Current: 4.4

0.28
4.4

During the past 13 years, Zions Bancorp's highest Cash to Debt Ratio was 4.40. The lowest was 0.28. And the median was 0.92.

ZION's Cash to Debtis ranked higher than
82% of the 1256 Companies
in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. ZION: 4.40 )

Definition

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.

Zions Bancorp's Cash to Debt Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Zions Bancorp's Cash to Debt Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 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 and Cash Equivalents


Historical Data

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

Zions Bancorp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
cash2debt 0.410.590.610.430.810.942.614.073.344.11

Zions Bancorp Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
cash2debt 3.783.952.823.342.854.314.144.114.404.02
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