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Broadcom Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation

: USD 34,028 Mil (As of Jul. 2019)
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Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation is the debt and capital lease obligation due more than 12 months in the future. Broadcom's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2019 was USD 34,028 Mil.

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset is a measurement representing the percentage of a corporation's assets that are financed with loans and financial obligations lasting more than one year. The ratio provides a general measure of the financial position of a company, including its ability to meet financial requirements for outstanding loans. It is calculated as a company's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divides by its Total Assets. Broadcom's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2019 was USD 34,028 Mil. Broadcom's Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2019 was USD 69,767 Mil. Broadcom's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2019 was 0.49.

Broadcom's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset increased from Jul. 2018 (0.35) to Jul. 2019 (0.49). It may suggest that Broadcom is progressively becoming more dependent on debt to grow their business.


Broadcom Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Historical Data

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

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Broadcom Annual Data
Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 Oct13 Oct14 Oct15 Oct16 Oct17 Oct18
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5,463.00 3,826.00 13,188.00 17,431.00 17,493.00

Broadcom Quarterly Data
Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19
Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 17,487.00 17,493.00 34,104.00 34,011.00 34,028.00

Broadcom Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Calculation

Long-Term Debt is the debt due more than 12 months in the future. The debt can be owed to banks or bondholders. Some companies issue bonds to investors and pay interest on the bonds.

Long-Term Capital Lease Obligation represents the total liability for long-term leases lasting over one year. It's amount equal to the present value (the principal) at the beginning of the lease term less lease payments during the lease term.

The interest paid on companies' debt is reflected in the income statement as interest expense. If a company has too much debt and it cannot serve the interest payment on the debt or repay the matured debt, the company risks bankruptcy. Peter Lynch famously said: A company that does not have debt cannot go bankrupt.

A company's long term debt may have different dates of maturity and interest rates, depending on the terms.

Usually a company issues long term debt to pay for its capital expenditures. Borrowing allows the company to do things that otherwise cannot be done with only the capital it has. But debt can be risky.


Broadcom  (NAS:AVGO) Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation Explanation

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset is a measurement representing the percentage of a corporation's assets that are financed with loans and financial obligations lasting more than one year. The ratio provides a general measure of the financial position of a company, including its ability to meet financial requirements for outstanding loans. A year-over-year decrease in this metric would suggest the company is progressively becoming less dependent on debt to grow their business.

Broadcom's LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset ratio for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2019 is calculated as:

LT-Debt-to-Total-Asset (Q: Jul. 2019 )=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation (Q: Jul. 2019 )/Total Assets (Q: Jul. 2019 )
=34028/69767
=0.49

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

Buffett says that durable competitive advantages carry little to no long-term debt because the company is so profitable that even expansions or acquisitions are self financed.

We are interested in long term debt load for the last ten years. If the ten years of operation show little to no long term debt, then the company has some kind of strong competitive advantage.

Warren Buffett's historic purchases indicate that on any given year, the company should have sufficient yearly net earnings to pay all long term within 3 or 4 year earnings period. (e.g. Coke + Moody's = 1yr)

Companies with enough earning power to pay long term debt in less than 3 or 4 years is a good candidate in our search for long term competitive advantage.

BUT, these companies are targets for leveraged buy outs, which saddles the business with long term debt.

If all else indicates the company has a moat, but it has ton of debt, a leveraged buyout may have created the debt. In these cases the company's bonds offer the better bet, in that the company’s earnings power is focused on paying off the debt and not growth.

Important: little or no long term debt often means a Good Long Term Bet


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