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NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc (AMEX:NBY)
Interest Coverage
10,000.00 (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. NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-3.79 Mil. NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $0.00 Mil. NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 10,000.00. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company’s financial strength is.

Good Sign:

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc has no debt.

NBY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

During the past 11 years, the highest interest coverage of NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc was 9999.99. The lowest was 9999.99. And the median was 10000.00.

NBY's Interest Coverageis ranked higher than
80% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Drug Manufacturers - Specialty & Generic industry.

( Industry Median: 101.25 vs. NBY: No Debt )

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

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals 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

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc had no debt.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals 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, NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc's Interest Expense was $0.00 Mil. Its Operating Income was $-15.49 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc had no debt.

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

Here, for the three months ended in Jun. 2014, NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc's Interest Expense was $0.00 Mil. Its Operating Income was $-3.79 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt was $0.00 Mil.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals 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.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
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NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc Quarterly Data

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