|Bid||151.32 x 800|
|Ask||151.37 x 800|
|Day's Range||150.59 - 152.24|
|52 Week Range||93.09 - 155.88|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.13|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||28.34|
|Earnings Date||Oct 20, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.08 (2.71%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Oct 29, 2020|
|1y Target Est||140.25|
Over the past three months, shares of Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) moved higher by 16.72%. Before we understand the importance of debt, let us look at how much debt Texas Instruments has.Texas Instruments's Debt According to the Texas Instruments's most recent financial statement as reported on July 22, 2020, total debt is at $6.80 billion, with $6.25 billion in long-term debt and $551.00 million in current debt. Adjusting for $4.29 billion in cash-equivalents, the company has a net debt of $2.50 billion.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.To understand the degree of financial leverage a company has, investors look at the debt ratio. Considering Texas Instruments's $17.45 billion in total assets, the debt-ratio is at 0.39. 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 widely across different industries. A debt ratio of 25% might be higher for one industry and normal for another.Why Debt Is Important Debt is an important factor in the capital structure of a company, and can help it attain growth. Debt usually has a relatively lower financing cost than equity, which makes it an attractive option for executives.However, due to interest-payment obligations, cash-flow of a company can be impacted. Having financial leverage also allows companies to use additional capital for business operations, allowing equity owners to retain excess profit, generated by the debt capital.Looking for stocks with low debt-to-equity ratios? Check out Benzinga Pro, a market research platform which provides investors with near-instantaneous access to dozens of stock metrics - including debt-to-equity ratio. Click here to learn more.See more from Benzinga * Options Trades For This Crazy Market: Get Benzinga Options to Follow High-Conviction Trade Ideas * Earnings Scheduled For October 20, 2020 * Earnings Preview: Texas Instruments(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
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