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Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT)
Debt-to-Equity
0.60 (As of Feb. 2017)

Red Hat Inc's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 was \$0 Mil. Red Hat Inc's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 was \$746 Mil. Red Hat Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 was \$1,247 Mil. Red Hat Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 was 0.60.

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.

Red Hat Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (0 + 745.633) / 1247.32 = 0.60

Red Hat Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (0 + 745.633) / 1247.32 = 0.60

* 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.

Red Hat Inc Annual Data

 Feb08 Feb09 Feb10 Feb11 Feb12 Feb13 Feb14 Feb15 Feb16 Feb17 deb2equity 0.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.55 0.54 0.60

Red Hat Inc Quarterly Data

 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 deb2equity 0.58 0.55 0.53 0.53 0.54 0.54 0.54 0.56 0.58 0.60
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