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Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE:WSH)
Equity to Asset Ratio
0.15 (As of Mar. 2014)

Equity to Asset ratio is calculated as shareholder’s tangible equity divided by its total asset. Willis Group Holdings PLC's total equity for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was $2,442 Mil. Willis Group Holdings PLC's total assets for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was $15,828 Mil. Therefore, Willis Group Holdings PLC's Equity to Asset Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was 0.15.

WSH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.16
Current: 0.15

0.03
0.16

During the past 13 years, the highest Equity to Asset Ratio of Willis Group Holdings PLC was 0.16. The lowest was 0.03. And the median was 0.11.

WSH's Equity to Assetis ranked lower than
51% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Insurance Brokers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. WSH: 0.15 )

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.

Willis Group Holdings PLC's Equity to Asset Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Equity to Asset (A: Dec. 2013 )=Total Equity/Total Assets
=2215/14800
=0.15

Willis Group Holdings PLC's Equity to Asset Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Equity to Asset (Q: Mar. 2014 )=Total Equity/Total Assets
=2442/15828
=0.15

* 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%.


Related Terms

Return on Equity, Total Assets, Total Equity


Historical Data

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

Willis Group Holdings PLC Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
equity2asset 0.120.100.110.100.110.140.160.160.110.15

Willis Group Holdings PLC Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
equity2asset 0.160.160.150.160.110.120.120.130.150.15
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