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The Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY)
Current Portion of Long-Term Debt
$488 Mil (As of Mar. 2017)

Short-Term Debt is the portion of a company’s debt that needs to be paid within the next 12 months. This gives investors an idea of how much money the company needs to pay down for the principle of its debt. The Hershey Co's short-term debt for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 was $488 Mil.

Long-Term Debt is the debt due more than 12 months in the future. The Hershey Co's long-term debt for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 was $2,351 Mil.


Definition

This is the portion of a company’s debt that needs to be paid within the next 12 months. This gives investors an idea of how much money the company needs to pay down for the principle of its debt.

In the notes to balance sheet in annual (10-K) or quarterly (10-Q) reports, companies usually break down the details of the debt, their due dates, the interest rates etc.


Be Aware

Stay away from companies that ‘roll over the debt’ e.g. Bear Stearns

When investing in financial institutions, Buffett shies from those who are bigger borrowers of short term than long term debt.

His favorite ‘Wells Fargo’ has 57 cents short term debt for every dollar of long term

Aggressive banks (like Bank of America) has $2.09 short term for every dollar long term


Related Terms

Long-Term Debt


Historical Data

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

The Hershey Co Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Short-Term Debt 85650239285140376167636863633

The Hershey Co Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
Short-Term Debt 6369008669388631,0211,497862633488
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