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Primus Guaranty Ltd  (OTCPK:PRSG) Cash-to-Debt: 0.51 (As of Dec. 2011)

Cash to Debt Ratio measures the financial strength of a company. It is calculated as a company's cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities divide by its debt. Primus Guaranty Ltd's cash to debt ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2011 was 0.51.

If Cash to Debt ratio is greater than 1, the company can pay off its debt using the cash in hand. Here we can see, Primus Guaranty Ltd couldn't pay off its debt using the cash in hand for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2011.

Historical Data

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

Primus Guaranty Ltd Annual Data

 Dec02 Dec03 Dec04 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Cash-to-Debt 0.75 0.89 1.23 0.82 0.51

Primus Guaranty Ltd Quarterly Data

 Mar07 Jun07 Sep07 Dec07 Mar08 Jun08 Sep08 Dec08 Mar09 Jun09 Sep09 Dec09 Mar10 Jun10 Sep10 Dec10 Mar11 Jun11 Sep11 Dec11 Cash-to-Debt 0.82 0.31 0.57 0.56 0.51

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Calculation

This is the ratio of a company's Cash and cash equivalents to its debt. The debt includes the Current Portion of Long-Term Debt and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation. This ratio measures the financial strength of a company. This ratio is updated quarterly.

Primus Guaranty Ltd's Cash to Debt Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2011 is calculated as:

 Cash to Debt Ratio = Cash and cash equivalents / Total Debt = Cash and cash equivalents / (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) = 87.247 / (0 + 172.334) = 0.51

Primus Guaranty Ltd's Cash to Debt Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2011 is calculated as:

 Cash to Debt Ratio = Cash and cash equivalents / Total Debt = Cash and cash equivalents / (Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) = 87.247 / (0 + 172.334) = 0.51

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

Explanation

If Cash to Debt ratio is greater than 1, the company can pay off its debt using the cash in hand. If it is smaller than 1, it means the company has more debt than the cash in hands. In this case, it is important to look the the company's Interest Coverage. Ben Graham requires that a company must have an Interest Coverage of at least 5.

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