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Ross Stores Inc (NAS:ROST)
Debt to Equity
0.15 (As of Jul. 2016)

Ross Stores Inc's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 was \$0 Mil. Ross Stores Inc's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 was \$396 Mil. Ross Stores Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 was \$2,614 Mil. Ross Stores Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 was 0.15.

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.

Ross Stores Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (0 + 396.025) / 2471.991 = 0.16

Ross Stores Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2016 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (0 + 396.259) / 2614.33 = 0.15

* 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.

Ross Stores Inc Annual Data

 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 deb2equity 0.17 0.16 0.15 0.13 0.11 0.10 0.09 0.08 0.17 0.16

Ross Stores Inc Quarterly Data

 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 deb2equity 0.07 0.18 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.16 0.16 0.15 0.15
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