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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. ShangPharma Corp's Operating Income for the three months ended in Sep. 2012 was $1.2 Mil. ShangPharma Corp's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Sep. 2012 was $0.0 Mil. ShangPharma Corp has no debt. The higher the ratio, the stronger the companys financial strength is.
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.|
ShangPharma Corp's Interest Coverage for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2011 is calculated as
|Interest Coverage||=||-1||*||Operating Income (A: Dec. 2011 )||/||Interest Expense (A: Dec. 2011 )|
ShangPharma Corp's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 is calculated as
|ShangPharma Corp had no debt.|
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.
ShangPharma Corp Annual Data
|interest_coverage||At Loss||At Loss||At Loss||At Loss||At Loss||At Loss||No Debt||No Debt||259.78||254.32|
ShangPharma Corp Quarterly Data
|interest_coverage||No Debt||No Debt||No Debt||No Debt||No Debt||No Debt||60.29||No Debt||No Debt||No Debt|
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