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Forest City Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:FCE.B)
Debt to Equity
1.60 (As of Sep. 2015)

Forest City Realty Trust Inc's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was $0 Mil. Forest City Realty Trust Inc's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was $4,773 Mil. Forest City Realty Trust Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was $2,977 Mil. Forest City Realty Trust Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was 1.60.

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.

Forest City Realty Trust Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Debt to Equity=Total Debt / Total Equity
=(Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity
=(0 + 4938.201) / 1717.947
=2.87

Forest City Realty Trust Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

Debt to Equity=Total Debt / Total Equity
=(Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity
=(0 + 4773.418) / 2977.446
=1.60

* 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.


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 own currency.

Forest City Realty Trust Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Dec14
deb2equity 6.816.636.167.6210.117.645.314.574.592.87

Forest City Realty Trust Inc Quarterly Data

Apr13Jul13Oct13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
deb2equity 4.244.193.093.173.302.992.872.381.571.60
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