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Brocade Communications Systems Inc  (NAS:BRCD) Debt-to-Equity: 0.61 (As of Jul. 2017)

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Current Portion of Long-Term Debt for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was $77 Mil. Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was $1,458 Mil. Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Total Equity for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was $2,524 Mil. Brocade Communications Systems Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was 0.61.

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.

NAS:BRCD' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0   Max: 1.03
Current: 0.61

0
1.03

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-Equity Ratio of Brocade Communications Systems Inc was 1.03. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 0.43.

NAS:BRCD's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
70% of the 1768 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. NAS:BRCD: 0.61 )

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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Brocade Communications Systems Inc Annual Data

Oct07 Oct08 Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 Oct13 Oct14 Oct15 Oct16
Debt-to-Equity Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.27 0.25 0.25 0.31 0.62

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17
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 0.65 0.62 0.61 0.60 0.61

Competitive Comparison
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Calculation

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 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
=(76.692 + 1502.063) / 2542.913
=0.62

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jul. 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
=(76.725 + 1457.602) / 2524.411
=0.61

* 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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