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Forest City Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:FCE.B)
Debt to Equity
1.18 (As of Sep. 2016)

Forest City Realty Trust Inc's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was \$0.0 Mil. Forest City Realty Trust Inc's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was \$3,855.9 Mil. Forest City Realty Trust Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was \$3,262.7 Mil. Forest City Realty Trust Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was 1.18.

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. 2015 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (0 + 4274.456) / 3518.332 = 1.21

Forest City Realty Trust 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 = (0 + 3855.895) / 3262.701 = 1.18

* 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.

Forest City Realty Trust Inc Annual Data

 Jan06 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Dec14 Dec15 deb2equity 6.63 6.16 7.62 10.11 7.64 5.31 4.57 4.59 2.61 1.22

Forest City Realty Trust Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 deb2equity 3.30 2.99 2.61 2.38 1.57 1.60 1.22 1.02 1.03 1.18
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