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Esterline Technologies Corp (NYSE:ESL)
Debt-to-Equity
0.53 (As of Dec. 2016)

Esterline Technologies Corp's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$17 Mil. Esterline Technologies Corp's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$821 Mil. Esterline Technologies Corp's total equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$1,575 Mil. Esterline Technologies Corp's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was 0.53.

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.

Esterline Technologies Corp's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year 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 = (16.774 + 853.796) / 1600.557 = 0.54

Esterline Technologies Corp's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (16.717 + 821.441) / 1575.133 = 0.53

* 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.

Esterline Technologies Corp Annual Data

 Oct07 Oct08 Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 Oct13 Oct14 Sep15 Sep16 deb2equity 0.42 0.39 0.42 0.43 0.66 0.53 0.37 0.33 0.57 0.54

Esterline Technologies Corp Quarterly Data

 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 deb2equity 0.33 0.48 0.51 0.59 0.57 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.54 0.53
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