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Debt-to-Equity
0.29 (As of Jan. 2017)

Best Buy Co Inc's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was \$44 Mil. Best Buy Co Inc's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was \$1,321 Mil. Best Buy Co Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was \$4,709 Mil. Best Buy Co Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 was 0.29.

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.

Best Buy Co Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (44 + 1321) / 4709 = 0.29

Best Buy Co Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (44 + 1321) / 4709 = 0.29

* 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.

Best Buy Co Inc Annual Data

 Feb08 Feb09 Feb10 Feb11 Feb12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 deb2equity 0.18 0.42 0.29 0.26 0.59 0.75 0.42 0.32 0.40 0.29

Best Buy Co Inc Quarterly Data

 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 deb2equity 0.36 0.32 0.33 0.35 0.35 0.40 0.31 0.32 0.32 0.29
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