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Primus Guaranty Ltd  (OTCPK:PRSG) Equity-to-Asset: -0.25 (As of Dec. 2011)

Equity to Asset ratio is calculated as shareholder's tangible equity divided by its total asset. Primus Guaranty Ltd's Total Equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2011 was $-145.64 Mil. 's Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2011 was $585.82 Mil. Therefore, Primus Guaranty Ltd's Equity to Asset Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2011 was -0.25.


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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Primus Guaranty Ltd Annual Data

Dec02 Dec03 Dec04 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11
Equity-to-Asset Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -0.11 -2.27 -0.47 -0.14 -0.25

Primus Guaranty Ltd Quarterly Data

Mar07 Jun07 Sep07 Dec07 Mar08 Jun08 Sep08 Dec08 Mar09 Jun09 Sep09 Dec09 Mar10 Jun10 Sep10 Dec10 Mar11 Jun11 Sep11 Dec11
Equity-to-Asset 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 -0.14 -0.01 0.09 -0.41 -0.25

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

Equity to Asset ratio measures the ratios of the portion of the asset owned by shareholders out of the total asset. It indicates the leverage of the company, and the amount of debt the company uses in its operation.

Equity to Asset ratio is calculated by dividing shareholder's tangible equity divided by its total asset.

Primus Guaranty Ltd's Equity to Asset Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2011 is calculated as

Equity to Asset (A: Dec. 2011 )=Total Equity/Total Assets
=-145.638/585.824
=-0.25

Primus Guaranty Ltd's Equity to Asset Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2011 is calculated as

Equity to Asset (Q: Dec. 2011 )=Total Equity/Total Assets
=-145.638/585.824
=-0.25

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


Explanation

Equity to Asset ratio can vary greatly across different industries, as they have different capital structure. A company with smaller Equity to Asset ratio (more leveraged) may have higher ROE % because of the leverage.

For banks, the required minimum Equity to Asset ratio by regulation is 5%. Some stronger banks may have Equity to Asset Ratio of more than 10%.


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