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**"Debt-equity ratio"**The ratio of a company's liabilities to its equity (total value of stock). Long-term debt-equity is the ratio of a company's long-term liabilities (debt that won't be paid off in one year) to its equity. Total debt-equity is the ratio of a company's long-term and current liabilities (debt that will be paid off within one year) to its equity. Debt-equity ratio indicates the company's financial leverage. See also debt-assets ratio.

The ratio of a company's long-term liabilities (debts) to its Equity (i.e. shareholders' funds). The higher the ratio, the greater the financial Leverage/ Gearing of the firm. Français: Coefficient fonds propres/endettement, Ratio fonds propres/endettement Español: Relación entre deuda y recursos propios, razón entre deuda y capital, relación de obligaciones a patrimonio

A value calculated by dividing the long term debt by the common stockholders' equity.