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Diamond Foods Inc  (NAS:DMND) Debt-to-Equity: 2.06 (As of Oct. 2015)

Diamond Foods Inc's Current Portion of Long-Term Debt for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 was $20.1 Mil. Diamond Foods Inc's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 was $627.1 Mil. Diamond Foods Inc's Total Equity for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 was $314.7 Mil. Diamond Foods Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 was 2.06.

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.


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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Diamond Foods Inc Annual Data

Jul06 Jul07 Jul08 Jul09 Jul10 Jul11 Jul12 Jul13 Jul14 Jul15
Debt-to-Equity Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.17 1.86 3.49 2.29 2.09

Diamond Foods Inc Quarterly Data

Jan11 Apr11 Jul11 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15
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 2.32 2.27 2.16 2.09 2.06

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Calculation

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

Diamond Foods Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jul. 2015 is calculated as

Debt to Equity=Total Debt / Total Equity
=(Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Total Equity
=(12.046 + 633.134) / 308.577
=2.09

Diamond Foods Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 is calculated as

Debt to Equity=Total Debt / Total Equity
=(Current Portion of Long-Term Debt + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Total Equity
=(20.09 + 627.13) / 314.735
=2.06

* 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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