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DaVita Inc (NYSE:DVA)
Debt to Equity
1.86 (As of Sep. 2016)

DaVita Inc's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was $153 Mil. DaVita Inc's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was $8,972 Mil. DaVita Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was $4,912 Mil. DaVita Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was 1.86.

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.

DaVita Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Debt to Equity=Total Debt / Total Equity
=(Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity
=(129.037 + 9001.308) / 4870.78
=1.87

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

Debt to Equity=Total Debt / Total Equity
=(Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity
=(152.764 + 8972.002) / 4911.746
=1.86

* 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.


Related Terms

Current Portion of Long-Term Debt, Long-Term Debt, Total Equity, Return on Equity


Historical Data

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

DaVita Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
deb2equity 3.012.142.111.722.182.102.271.901.651.88

DaVita Inc Quarterly Data

Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16
deb2equity 1.841.711.651.711.791.841.881.941.921.86
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