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Equity to Asset Ratio
0.35 (As of Dec. 2014)

Equity to Asset ratio is calculated as shareholders tangible equity divided by its total asset. MeadWestvaco Corp's total equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was \$3,254 Mil. MeadWestvaco Corp's total assets for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was \$9,364 Mil. Therefore, MeadWestvaco Corp's Equity to Asset Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was 0.35.

MWV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.35

0.34
0.5

During the past 13 years, the highest Equity to Asset Ratio of MeadWestvaco Corp was 0.50. The lowest was 0.34. And the median was 0.38.

MWV's Equity to Assetis ranked lower than
54% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Packaging & Containers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. MWV: 0.35 )

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.

MeadWestvaco Corp's Equity to Asset Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

 Equity to Asset (A: Dec. 2014 ) = Total Equity / Total Assets = 3254 / 9364 = 0.35

MeadWestvaco Corp's Equity to Asset Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

 Equity to Asset (Q: Dec. 2014 ) = Total Equity / Total Assets = 3254 / 9364 = 0.35

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