Finance / July 19, 2018 / Emmalynn Leach
You know how it works. Every month you figure out the money you have coming in and the money you owe. There are your recurring bills for things like your cell phone and internet. There’s your regular spending on groceries and transportation. Then, there’s the money you spend to service your debt. That could be your mortgage, auto loan, student loans, personal loan or credit card debt.
The debt-to-asset ratio, also known simply as the debt ratio, describes how much of a company's assets are financed by borrowed money. Investors consider it, among other factors, to determine the strength of the business, and lenders may base loan interest rates on the ratio. Mathematically, it is a simple calculation, whether you are looking at your own company or researching potential investments.
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