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Aflac Debt-to-EBITDA

: 1.72 (As of Sep. 2021)
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Debt-to-EBITDA measures a company's ability to pay off its debt.

Aflac's Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $0 Mil. Aflac's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $8,066 Mil. Aflac's annualized EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $4,680 Mil. Aflac's annualized Debt-to-EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 1.72.

A high Debt-to-EBITDA ratio generally means that a company may spend more time to paying off its debt. According to Joel Tillinghast's BIG MONEY THINKS SMALL: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing, a ratio of Debt-to-EBITDA exceeding four is usually considered scary unless tangible assets cover the debt.

The historical rank and industry rank for Aflac's Debt-to-EBITDA or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:AFL' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95   Med: 1.22   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.45

0.95
1.8

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-EBITDA Ratio of Aflac was 1.80. The lowest was 0.95. And the median was 1.22.

NYSE:AFL's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
58% of the 340 Companies
in the Insurance industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. NYSE:AFL: 1.45 )

Aflac Debt-to-EBITDA Historical Data

The historical data trend for Aflac's Debt-to-EBITDA can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Aflac Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Debt-to-EBITDA
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.24 1.24 1.37 1.41 1.80

Aflac Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
Debt-to-EBITDA 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 1.61 1.55 1.21 1.42 1.72

Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Life subindustry, Aflac's Debt-to-EBITDA, along with its competitors' market caps and Debt-to-EBITDA data, can be viewed below:

* 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. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Aflac Debt-to-EBITDA Distribution

For the Insurance industry and Financial Services sector, Aflac's Debt-to-EBITDA distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Aflac's Debt-to-EBITDA falls into.



Aflac Debt-to-EBITDA Calculation

Debt-to-EBITDA measures a company's ability to pay off its debt.

Aflac's Debt-to-EBITDA for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

Debt-to-EBITDA=Total Debt / EBITDA
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / EBITDA
=(0 + 7899) / 4401
=1.79

Aflac's annualized Debt-to-EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Debt-to-EBITDA=Total Debt / EBITDA
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / EBITDA
=(0 + 8066) / 4680
=1.72

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual Debt-to-EBITDA, the EBITDA of the last fiscal year is used. In calculating the annualized quarterly data, the EBITDA data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) EBITDA data.


Aflac  (NYSE:AFL) Debt-to-EBITDA Explanation

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


Be Aware

A high Debt-to-EBITDA ratio generally means that a company may spend more time to paying off its debt.

According to Joel Tillinghast's BIG MONEY THINKS SMALL: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing, a ratio of Debt-to-EBITDA exceeding four is usually considered scary unless tangible assets cover the debt.


Aflac Debt-to-EBITDA Related Terms

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Aflac Business Description

Aflac logo
Industry
Financial Services » Insurance NAICS : 524114 SIC : 6321
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1932 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA, USA, 31999
Aflac Inc offers supplemental health insurance and life insurance in the two largest insurance markets in the world, the U.S. and Japan. In addition to its cancer policies, the company has broadened its product offerings to include accidents, disability, and long-term-care insurance. It markets its products through independent distributors, selling most of its policies directly to consumers at their places of work.
Executives
Williams Richard Jr officer: Executive V.P. 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Lake Charles D Ii officer: Chairman & Rep. Director, ALIJ AFLAC INC 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Lloyd Karole director 1932 WYNNTON ROAD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Crawford Frederick John officer: President & COO AFLAC INCORPORATED COLUMBUS 2Q 31999
Tillman Audrey B officer: Executive Vice President 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Beaver Steven Kent officer: SVP, CFO, Aflac US 1932 WYNNTON ROAD COLUMBUS 2Q 31999
Broden Max officer: EVP, Chief Financial Officer 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Howard June P officer: Sr. Vice President 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Kenny Thomas J director FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC 901 MARINERS ISLAND BLVD 6TH FLOOR SAN MATEO CA 94404
Stith Melvin T director 1111 BAY AVENUE, SUITE 501 COLUMBUS GA 31901
Bowers William P director 600 NORTH 18TH STREET BIN 15N-8170 BIRMINGHAM AL 35203
Moskowitz Joseph L director 1932 WYNNTON ROAD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Fukuzawa Toshihiko director 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Rohrer Katherine director 1932 WYNNTON RD COLUMBUS GA 31999
Kiser Georgette D. director 1001 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON DC 20004-2505

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