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LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (OTCPK:LVMUY)
Debt-to-Equity
0.28 (As of Dec. 2016)

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$3,636 Mil. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$4,148 Mil. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE's total equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was \$27,841 Mil. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was 0.28.

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.

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year 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 = (3636.07594937 + 4147.67932489) / 27840.7172996 = 0.28

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE'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 = (3636.07594937 + 4147.67932489) / 27840.7172996 = 0.28

* 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.

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE Annual Data

 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 deb2equity 0.49 0.44 0.42 0.31 0.33 0.28 0.33 0.43 0.34 0.28

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE Semi-Annual Data

 Jun12 Dec12 Jun13 Dec13 Jun14 Dec14 Jun15 Dec15 Jun16 Dec16 deb2equity 0.36 0.28 0.28 0.33 0.32 0.43 0.39 0.34 0.36 0.28
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