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Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a companys Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense. Computer Sciences Corp's Operating Income for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $247 Mil. Computer Sciences Corp's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $-35 Mil. Computer Sciences Corp's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was 7.06. The higher the ratio, the stronger the companys financial strength is.
During the past 13 years, the highest interest coverage of Computer Sciences Corp was 7.88. The lowest was 3.32. And the median was 4.54.
Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a companys Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:
|The company did not have earnings to cover the interest expense.|
|The company had no debt.|
Computer Sciences Corp's Interest Coverage for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as
|Computer Sciences Corp did not have earnings to cover the interest expense.|
Computer Sciences Corp's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as
|Interest Coverage||=||-1||*||Operating Income (Q: Sep. 2015 )||/||Interest Expense (Q: Sep. 2015 )|
The higher the ratio, the stronger the companys financial strength is.
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 companys overage financial strength.
Computer Sciences Corp Annual Data
|interest_coverage||7.88||3.46||4.95||3.64||4.12||5.76||At Loss||3.32||7.20||At Loss|
Computer Sciences Corp Quarterly Data
|interest_coverage||7.71||6.58||8.40||6.33||7.83||At Loss||At Loss||6.97||7.06||3.30|
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