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MPLX LP Interest Coverage

: 3.92 (As of Sep. 2019)
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Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense. MPLX LP's Operating Income for the three months ended in Sep. 2019 was USD 831 Mil. MPLX LP's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Sep. 2019 was USD -212 Mil. MPLX LP's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2019 was 3.92. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

Warning Sign:

Ben Graham prefers companies interest coverage is at least 5. MPLX LP interest coverage is 3.84, which is low.

NYSE:MPLX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.73   Max: 1435
Current: 3.84

3.73
1435

NYSE:MPLX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 818 Companies
in the Oil & Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 4.88 vs. NYSE:MPLX: 3.84 )

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.


MPLX LP Interest Coverage Historical Data

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

* Premium members only.

MPLX LP Annual Data
Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Interest Coverage Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 61.25 10.80 4.20 3.73 4.20

MPLX LP Quarterly Data
Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19
Interest Coverage 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 4.54 3.80 3.87 3.73 3.92

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.


MPLX LP Interest Coverage Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where MPLX LP's Interest Coverage falls into.



MPLX LP Interest Coverage Calculation

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

If Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is positive, then

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income/Interest Expense

Else if Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is negative, then

The company did not have earnings to cover the interest expense.

Else if Interest Expense is 0 and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation is 0, then

The company had no debt.


Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

MPLX LP's Interest Coverage for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as

Here, for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018, MPLX LP's Interest Expense was USD -539 Mil. Its Operating Income was USD 2,263 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was USD 13,392 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (A: Dec. 2018 )/Interest Expense (A: Dec. 2018 )
=-1*2263/-539
=4.20

MPLX LP's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2019 is calculated as

Here, for the three months ended in Sep. 2019, MPLX LP's Interest Expense was USD -212 Mil. Its Operating Income was USD 831 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was USD 19,730 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Sep. 2019 )/Interest Expense (Q: Sep. 2019 )
=-1*831/-212
=3.92

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

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's Financial Strength is.


MPLX LP  (NYSE:MPLX) Interest Coverage Explanation

Ben Graham requires that a company has a minimum interest coverage of 5 with the companies he invested. If the interest coverage is less than 2, the company is burdened by debt. Any business slow or recession may drag the company into a situation where it cannot pay the interest on its debt.

Interest Coverage is an important factor when GuruFocus ranks a company's overage Financial Strength .


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