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Manitowoc Co Inc (NYSE:MTW)
Interest Coverage
3.63 (As of Dec. 2013)

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. Manitowoc Co Inc's Operating Income for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $111 Mil. Manitowoc Co Inc's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $-31 Mil. Manitowoc Co Inc's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 3.63. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company’s financial strength is.

MTW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 9999.99
Current: 2.84

1.18
9999.99

During the past 13 years, the highest interest coverage of Manitowoc Co Inc was 9999.99. The lowest was 1.18. And the median was 5.73.

MTW's Interest Coverageis ranked lower than
62% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Farm & Construction Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.41 vs. MTW: 2.84 )

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

Manitowoc Co 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

Manitowoc Co Inc had no debt.

Manitowoc Co 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, Manitowoc Co Inc's Interest Expense was $-128 Mil. Its Operating Income was $364 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt was $1,504 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (A: Dec. 2013 )/Interest Expense (A: Dec. 2013 )
=-1*364.4/-128.4
=2.84

Manitowoc Co Inc's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Here, for the three months ended in Dec. 2013, Manitowoc Co Inc's Interest Expense was $-31 Mil. Its Operating Income was $111 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt was $1,504 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Dec. 2013 )/Interest Expense (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=-1*110.8/-30.5
=3.63

* 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.

Manitowoc Co Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
interest_coverage 1.872.486.2913.1410.07At Loss1.181.492.192.84

Manitowoc Co Inc Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
interest_coverage 2.021.531.412.722.022.591.573.123.123.63
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