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Airgas Inc (NYSE:ARG)
Equity-to-Asset
0.33 (As of Mar. 2016)

Equity to Asset ratio is calculated as shareholders tangible equity divided by its total asset. Airgas Inc's total equity for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was \$2,045 Mil. Airgas Inc's total assets for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was \$6,135 Mil. Therefore, Airgas Inc's Equity to Asset Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was 0.33.

Definition

Equity to Asset ratio measures the ratios of the portion of the asset owned by shareholders out of the total asset. It indicates the leverage of the company, and the amount of debt the company uses in its operation.

Equity to Asset ratio is calculated by dividing shareholders tangible equity divided by its total asset.

Airgas Inc's Equity to Asset Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as

 Equity to Asset (A: Mar. 2016 ) = Total Equity / Total Assets = 2045.298 / 6134.956 = 0.33

Airgas Inc's Equity to Asset Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as

 Equity to Asset (Q: Mar. 2016 ) = Total Equity / Total Assets = 2045.298 / 6134.956 = 0.33

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Explanation

Equity to Asset ratio can vary greatly across different industries, as they have different capital structure. A company with smaller Equity to Asset ratio (more leveraged) may have higher Return on Equity because of the leverage.

For banks, the required minimum Equity to Asset ratio by regulation is 5%. Some stronger banks may have Equity to Asset Ratio of more than 10%.

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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.

Airgas Inc Annual Data

 Mar07 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 equity2asset 0.34 0.35 0.36 0.40 0.35 0.33 0.27 0.32 0.36 0.33

Airgas Inc Quarterly Data

 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 equity2asset 0.31 0.32 0.33 0.34 0.35 0.36 0.35 0.31 0.32 0.33
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