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Vishay Precision Group Inc (NYSE:VPG)
Interest Expense
$-1.6 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2017)

Interest Expense is the amount reported by a company or individual as an expense for borrowed money. Vishay Precision Group Inc's interest expense for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-0.5 Mil. Its interest expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was $-1.6 Mil.

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. Vishay Precision Group Inc's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $3.7 Mil. Vishay Precision Group Inc's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-0.5 Mil. Vishay Precision Group Inc's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 was 8.27. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company’s financial strength is. Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.


Definition

Interest Expense is the amount reported by a company or individual as an expense for borrowed money.

Vishay Precision Group Inc Interest Expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2017 was -0.371 (Jun. 2016 ) + -0.377 (Sep. 2016 ) + -0.41 (Dec. 2016 ) + -0.452 (Mar. 2017 ) = $-1.6 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Explanation

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. The higher, the better.

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Vishay Precision Group Inc's interest expense for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $-0.5 Mil. Its operating income for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $3.7 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $32.8 Mil.

Vishay Precision Group Inc's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 is calculated as

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2017 )/Interest Expense (Q: Mar. 2017 )
=-1*3.737/-0.452
=8.27

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company’s financial strength is.


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Vishay Precision Group Inc Annual Data

Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Interest Expense 0.00.0-1.2-0.4-0.3-0.3-1.0-0.9-0.8-1.5

Vishay Precision Group Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Interest Expense -0.2-0.2-0.2-0.2-0.3-0.3-0.4-0.4-0.4-0.5
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