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ECB Bancorp Inc (AMEX:ECBE)
Debt to Equity
0.68 (As of Sep. 2012)

ECB Bancorp Inc's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was \$41.83 Mil. ECB Bancorp Inc's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was \$16.00 Mil. ECB Bancorp Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was \$84.84 Mil. ECB Bancorp Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was 0.68.

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.

ECB Bancorp Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2011 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (11.679 + 25.5) / 80.443 = 0.46

ECB Bancorp Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (41.827 + 16) / 84.837 = 0.68

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

ECB Bancorp Inc Annual Data

 Dec02 Dec03 Dec04 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 deb2equity 1.76 1.55 1.69 1.21 0.66 0.65 1.23 0.52 0.57 0.46

ECB Bancorp Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun10 Sep10 Dec10 Mar11 Jun11 Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 deb2equity 0.43 0.55 0.57 0.57 0.50 0.47 0.46 0.71 0.72 0.68
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