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Nutraceutical International Corporation (NAS:NUTR)
Interest Coverage
0.00 (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. Nutraceutical International Corporation's Operating Income for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $6.9 Mil. Nutraceutical International Corporation's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.0 Mil. Nutraceutical International Corporation's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.00. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company’s financial strength is.

NUTR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.36   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0

2.36
9999.99

During the past 13 years, the highest interest coverage of Nutraceutical International Corporation was 9999.99. The lowest was 2.36. And the median was 11.48.

NUTR's Interest Coverageis ranked lower than
116% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Household & Personal Products industry.

( Industry Median: 16.52 vs. NUTR: 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

Nutraceutical International Corporation 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

Nutraceutical International Corporation had no debt.

Nutraceutical International Corporation's Interest Coverage for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Here, for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2013, Nutraceutical International Corporation's Interest Expense was $0.0 Mil. Its Operating Income was $28.1 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt was $32.5 Mil.

Nutraceutical International Corporation had no debt.

Nutraceutical International Corporation's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Here, for the three months ended in Dec. 2013, Nutraceutical International Corporation's Interest Expense was $0.0 Mil. Its Operating Income was $6.9 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt was $34.5 Mil.

Nutraceutical International Corporation 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.

Nutraceutical International Corporation Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
interest_coverage 28.1732.47At Loss17.65At LossAt LossNo DebtAt LossAt LossAt Loss

Nutraceutical International Corporation Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
interest_coverage At Loss15.72At LossAt LossAt LossAt LossAt LossAt LossAt LossAt Loss
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