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AutoZone Inc  (NYSE:AZO) Debt-to-Equity: -3.01 (As of May. 2017)

AutoZone Inc's Current Portion of Long-Term Debt for the quarter that ended in May. 2017 was $0 Mil. AutoZone Inc's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in May. 2017 was $5,153 Mil. AutoZone Inc's Total Equity for the quarter that ended in May. 2017 was $-1,714 Mil. AutoZone Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in May. 2017 was -3.01.

A high debt to equity ratio generally means that a company has been aggressive in financing its growth with debt. This can result in volatile earnings as a result of the additional interest expense.

NYSE:AZO' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.32   Max: 37.81
Current: -3.01

-53.32
37.81

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-Equity Ratio of AutoZone Inc was 37.81. The lowest was -53.32. And the median was 0.12.

NYSE:AZO's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 716 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NYSE:AZO: -3.01 )

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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AutoZone Inc Annual Data

Aug08 Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Debt-to-Equity Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -2.50 -2.69 -2.74 -2.78 -3.56

AutoZone Inc Quarterly Data

Nov12 Feb13 May13 Aug13 Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17
Debt-to-Equity 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 -2.78 -2.64 -2.82 -3.01 -3.56

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Calculation

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

AutoZone Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2016 is calculated as

Debt to Equity=Total Debt / Total Equity
=(Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Total Equity
=(44.834 + 4924.119) / -1787.538
=-2.78

AutoZone Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in May. 2017 is calculated as

Debt to Equity=Total Debt / Total Equity
=(Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Total Equity
=(0 + 5152.843) / -1714.214
=-3.01

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


Explanation

In the calculation of Debt to Equity, we use the total of Current Portion of Long-Term Debt and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divided by Total Equity. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.


Be Aware

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the leverage ratio when investing in high ROE % companies.


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