Coverage Ratios

Business / Finance / Coverage Ratios: Usually refers to the fact that analysts begin following a particular security. This usually happens when there is enough trading in to warrant attention by the investment community.

Interest Coverage Test

Business / Finance / Interest Coverage Test: The ratio of earnings before interest and taxes to annual interest expense. This ratio measures a firm's ability to pay interest. MORE

Interest Coverage Ratio

Business / Finance / Interest Coverage Ratio: The interest rate, such as prime or LIBOR, that is used as a reference point for quoting borrowing rates. For example, using the prime rate as the interest basis, a loan might be offered at prime plus MORE

Leverage Ratios

Business / Finance / Leverage Ratios: Measures of the relative value of stockholders, capitalization, and creditors obligations, and of the firm's ability to pay financing charges. Value of firm's debt to the total value of the firm (debt MORE

Liability Coverage

Business / Real Estate / Liability Coverage: Insurance coverage for injuries or losses sustained by the public when on an individuals property. MORE

Liquidity Ratios

Business / Finance / Liquidity Ratios: Ratios that measure a firm's ability to meet its short-term financial obligations on time, such as the ratio of current assets to current liabilities. MORE

Initiate Coverage

Business / Finance / Initiate Coverage: A company's first sale of stock to the public. Securities offered in an IPO are often, but not always, those of young, small companies seeking outside equity capital and a public market for their stoc MORE