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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. Telefonica SA's Operating Income for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $1,150 Mil. Telefonica SA's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. Telefonica SA's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was 0.00. The higher the ratio, the stronger the companys financial strength is.
During the past 13 years, the highest interest coverage of Telefonica SA was 4.95. The lowest was 1.94. And the median was 2.74.
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:
|Telefonica SA did not have earnings to cover the interest expense.|
|Telefonica SA had no debt.|
Telefonica SA's Interest Coverage for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as
|Interest Coverage||=||-1||*||Operating Income (A: Dec. 2014 )||/||Interest Expense (A: Dec. 2014 )|
Telefonica SA's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as
|Telefonica SA 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.
Telefonica SA Annual Data
Telefonica SA Quarterly Data
|interest_coverage||3.25||1.74||At Loss||At Loss||At Loss||At Loss||At Loss||At Loss||At Loss||At Loss|
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