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Heartland Payment Systems Inc  (NYSE:HPY) Debt-to-Equity: 1.43 (As of Dec. 2015)

Heartland Payment Systems Inc's Current Portion of Long-Term Debt for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 was $44 Mil. Heartland Payment Systems Inc's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 was $438 Mil. Heartland Payment Systems Inc's Total Equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 was $336 Mil. Heartland Payment Systems Inc's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 was 1.43.

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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Heartland Payment Systems Inc Annual Data

Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15
Debt-to-Equity Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.39 0.73 0.58 2.23 1.43

Heartland Payment Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Mar11 Jun11 Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15
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 2.23 2.20 1.89 1.57 1.43

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Calculation

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

Heartland Payment Systems Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 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
=(43.793 + 437.842) / 335.822
=1.43

Heartland Payment Systems Inc's Debt to Equity Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 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
=(43.793 + 437.842) / 335.822
=1.43

* 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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