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Airgas Inc (NYSE:ARG)
Debt-to-Equity
1.27 (As of Mar. 2016)

Airgas Inc's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was \$633 Mil. Airgas Inc's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was \$1,955 Mil. Airgas Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was \$2,045 Mil. Airgas Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was 1.27.

A high debt to equity ratio generally means that a company has been aggressive in financing its growth with debt. This can result in volatile earnings as a result of the additional interest expense.

Definition

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

Airgas Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (633.365 + 1954.82) / 2045.298 = 1.27

Airgas Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (633.365 + 1954.82) / 2045.298 = 1.27

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

Explanation

In the calculation of Debt to Equity, we use the total of Current Portion of Long-Term Debt and Long-Term Debt divided by Total Equity. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.

Be Aware

Because a company can increase its Return on Equity by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the leverage ratio when investing in high Return on Equity companies.

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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.

Airgas Inc Annual Data

 Mar07 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 deb2equity 1.20 1.12 1.12 0.84 1.07 1.24 1.70 1.36 1.08 1.27

Airgas Inc Quarterly Data

 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 deb2equity 1.44 1.36 1.28 1.22 1.16 1.08 1.15 1.44 1.37 1.27
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