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SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE:SVU)
Debt to Equity
-3.76 (As of Feb. 2014)

SUPERVALU Inc's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2014 was $45 Mil. SUPERVALU Inc's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2014 was $2,732 Mil. SUPERVALU Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2014 was $-738 Mil. SUPERVALU Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2014 was -3.76.

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.

SUPERVALU Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Feb. 2014 is calculated as

Debt to Equity=Total Debt / Total Equity
=(Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity
=(45 + 2732) / -738
=-3.76

SUPERVALU Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2014 is calculated as

Debt to Equity=Total Debt / Total Equity
=(Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity
=(45 + 2732) / -738
=-3.76

* 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.

SUPERVALU Inc Annual Data

Feb05Feb06Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Feb12Feb13Feb14
deb2equity 0.670.581.791.483.292.655.04153.62-2.04-3.76

SUPERVALU Inc Quarterly Data

Nov11Feb12May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14
deb2equity 8.86153.6298.25-233.85919.86-2.04-2.73-2.90-3.07-3.76
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