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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. Wausau Paper Corp's Operating Income for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $5.4 Mil. Wausau Paper Corp's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $-3.3 Mil. Wausau Paper Corp's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was 1.67. 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.|
Wausau Paper Corp's Interest Coverage for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as
|Wausau Paper Corp did not have earnings to cover the interest expense.|
Wausau Paper Corp's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as
|Interest Coverage||=||-1||*||Operating Income (Q: Sep. 2015 )||/||Interest Expense (Q: Sep. 2015 )|
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.
Wausau Paper Corp Annual Data
|interest_coverage||At Loss||3.51||At Loss||At Loss||4.90||6.09||9.08||0.34||At Loss||At Loss|
Wausau Paper Corp Quarterly Data
|interest_coverage||At Loss||At Loss||1.13||At Loss||At Loss||0.82||0.94||1.09||2.34||1.67|
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