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Charter Communications Inc (NAS:CHTR)
Interest Coverage
0.00 (As of Jun. 2014)

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company’s Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense. Charter Communications Inc's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $250 Mil. Charter Communications Inc's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $0 Mil. Charter Communications Inc's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 0.00. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company’s financial strength is.

CHTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.17
Current: 0

0.17
1.17

During the past 13 years, the highest interest coverage of Charter Communications Inc was 1.17. The lowest was 0.17. And the median was 0.33.

CHTR's Interest Coverageis ranked lower than
82% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. CHTR: 0.00 )

Definition

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company’s Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

If Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is positive, then

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income/Interest Expense

Else if Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is negative, then

Charter Communications Inc did not have earnings to cover the interest expense.

Else if Interest Expense is 0 and Long-Term Debt is 0, or Interest Expense is positive, then

Charter Communications Inc had no debt.

Charter Communications Inc's Interest Coverage for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Here, for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013, Charter Communications Inc's Interest Expense was $0 Mil. Its Operating Income was $925 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt was $14,181 Mil.

Charter Communications Inc had no debt.

Charter Communications Inc's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Here, for the three months ended in Jun. 2014, Charter Communications Inc's Interest Expense was $0 Mil. Its Operating Income was $250 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt was $14,019 Mil.

Charter Communications Inc had no debt.

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

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company’s financial strength is.


Explanation

Ben Graham requires that a company has a minimum interest coverage of 5 with the companies he invested. If the interest coverage is less than 2, the company is burdened by debt. Any business slow or recession may drag the company into a situation where it cannot pay the interest on its debt.

Interest Coverage is an important factor when GuruFocus ranks a company’s overage financial strength.


Related Terms

Operating Income, Interest Expense, Financial Strength


Historical Data

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

Charter Communications Inc Annual Data

Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
interest_coverage 0.33At Loss0.170.190.30At Loss1.171.081.01At Loss

Charter Communications Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
interest_coverage 0.971.20At LossAt Loss1.06At LossAt LossAt LossAt LossAt Loss
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