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Vitesse Semiconductor Corp (NAS:VTSS)
Debt to Equity
0.61 (As of Dec. 2014)

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp's current portion of long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was \$0.0 Mil. Vitesse Semiconductor Corp's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was \$16.5 Mil. Vitesse Semiconductor Corp's total equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was \$27.0 Mil. Vitesse Semiconductor Corp's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was 0.61.

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.

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (32.727 + 16.417) / 31.258 = 1.57

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

 Debt to Equity = Total Debt / Total Equity = (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt) / Total Equity = (0 + 16.508) / 27.014 = 0.61

* 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.

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp Annual Data

 Sep05 Sep06 Sep07 Sep08 Sep09 Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 deb2equity 0.42 0.83 1.46 1.01 -2.06 -3.06 -1.97 -2.43 3.82 1.57

Vitesse Semiconductor Corp Quarterly Data

 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 deb2equity -2.43 -6.58 -4.92 3.04 3.82 4.15 6.56 1.56 1.57 0.61
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