Switch to:
Rackspace Hosting Inc (NYSE:RAX)
Interest Coverage
64.06 (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. Rackspace Hosting Inc's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $34 Mil. Rackspace Hosting Inc's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-1 Mil. Rackspace Hosting Inc's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 64.06. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company’s financial strength is.

RAX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2   Max: 9999.99
Current: 42.7

2
9999.99

During the past 10 years, the highest interest coverage of Rackspace Hosting Inc was 9999.99. The lowest was 2.00. And the median was 15.54.

RAX's Interest Coverageis ranked higher than
54% of the 1081 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 554.09 vs. RAX: 42.70 )

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

Rackspace Hosting 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

Rackspace Hosting Inc had no debt.

Rackspace Hosting 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, Rackspace Hosting Inc's Interest Expense was $-3 Mil. Its Operating Income was $133 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt was $25 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (A: Dec. 2013 )/Interest Expense (A: Dec. 2013 )
=-1*133.136/-3.118
=42.70

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

Here, for the three months ended in Jun. 2014, Rackspace Hosting Inc's Interest Expense was $-1 Mil. Its Operating Income was $34 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt was $51 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2014 )/Interest Expense (Q: Jun. 2014 )
=-1*33.887/-0.529
=64.06

* 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.

Rackspace Hosting Inc Annual Data

Dec03Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
interest_coverage 2.00No Debt28.538.404.886.179.9721.1136.3742.70

Rackspace Hosting Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
interest_coverage 29.1533.0136.1850.0745.5542.5040.2941.4079.0464.06
Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK
Email Hide