Over the past three months, shares of Inspired Entertainment (NASDAQ:INSE) moved higher by 56.26%. Before we understand the importance of debt, let us look at how much debt Inspired Entertainment has.
Inspired Entertainment’s Debt
According to the Inspired Entertainment’s most recent financial statement as reported on November 12, 2020, total debt is at $295.40 million, with $281.90 million in long-term debt and $13.50 million in current debt. Adjusting for $43.90 million in cash-equivalents, the company has a net debt of $251.50 million.
Let’s define some of the terms we used in the paragraph above. Current debt is the portion of a company’s debt which is due within 1 year, while long-term debt is the portion due in more than 1 year. Cash equivalents include cash and any liquid securities with maturity periods of 90 days or less. Total debt equals current debt plus long-term debt minus cash equivalents.
Shareholders look at the debt-ratio to understand how much financial leverage a company has. Inspired Entertainment has $320.30 million in total assets, therefore making the debt-ratio 0.92. As a rule of thumb, a debt-ratio more than one indicates that a considerable portion of debt is funded by assets. A higher debt-ratio can also imply that the company might be putting itself at risk for default, if interest rates were to increase. However, debt-ratios vary…
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