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Guess? Inc (NYSE:GES)
Debt to Equity
0.01 (As of Apr. 2014)

Guess? Inc's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 was $2 Mil. Guess? Inc's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 was $7 Mil. Guess? Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 was $1,158 Mil. Guess? Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 was 0.01.

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.

Guess? Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

Debt to Equity=Total Debt / Total Equity
=(Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity
=(4.16 + 7.58) / 1154.514
=0.01

Guess? Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as

Debt to Equity=Total Debt / Total Equity
=(Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity
=(1.829 + 6.912) / 1157.748
=0.01

* 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.

Guess? Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
deb2equity 0.250.260.120.080.050.020.010.010.010.01

Guess? Inc Quarterly Data

Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14
deb2equity 0.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.010.01
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