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Spartech Corporation (NYSE:SEH)
Debt to Equity
0.75 (As of Oct. 2012)

Spartech Corporation's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 was \$23 Mil. Spartech Corporation's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 was \$112 Mil. Spartech Corporation's total equity for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 was \$180 Mil. Spartech Corporation's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 was 0.75.

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.

Spartech Corporation's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2012 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (22.636 + 112.288) / 179.985 = 0.75

Spartech Corporation's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (22.636 + 112.288) / 179.985 = 0.75

* 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.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Spartech Corporation Annual Data

 Oct03 Oct04 Oct05 Oct06 Oct07 Oct08 Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 deb2equity 0.71 1.14 0.92 0.65 0.76 1.21 0.91 0.89 0.91 0.75

Spartech Corporation Quarterly Data

 Jul10 Oct10 Jan11 Apr11 Jul11 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 deb2equity 0.67 0.89 0.89 0.89 0.81 0.91 0.98 0.90 0.80 0.75
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