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Debt/Equity Ratio


Synonyms:correlation, equivalence, percentage
Filed Under: financial-banking, investments
Tags: banking, debt, investment
 

Definition of debt/equity ratio

debt/equity ratio
1. A comparison of debt and equity used to measure the livelihood of a business.

Related Terms and Acronyms:

  • carrying costs   The cost of maintaining a property.
  • cash flow   The money an investment produces after subtracting cash expenses from income.
  • cash flow forecast   An estimate of when and how much money will be received and paid out of a business. It usually records cash flow on a month-by-month basis for a period of two years.
  • debt-to-income ratio   The percentage of an individual's income that is used to repay debt.
  • ratio   Comparison of two figures used to evaluate business performance, such as debt/equity ratio and return on investment.

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