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Net Debt/EBITDA

( Total Financial Debt - Cash & Cash Equivalents ) ÷ EBITDA

The net debt/EBITDA ratio gives the investor a hint at the company's debt situation.

The ratio shows how many years of the firm's EBITDA are needed in order to repay its debts.

SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws, proposing securities rules and regulating the securities industry, which is the nation's stock and options exchanges and other activities and organizations, including the electronic securities markets in the United States.

Dividend Payout Ratio

Dividends per Share ÷ Earnings per Share
( or: Total Dividends ÷ Net Income )

The dividend payout ratio how much of its earnings per share the company uses to pay out its dividend. Especially for high-yielding stocks the payout ratio is of high importance as it is often a signal for an unhealthy payout ratio.

Example: Company XYZ earned 2 EUR per share. They pay a dividend of 3 EUR per share. Their payout ratio is 150 %. As a consequence, 1 EUR per share is paid from substance and not from the company's earnings for that year.

Discover books that smart investors read. Here are some suggestings for books in English:

Beating the Street by Peter Lynch; John Rothchild
Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller

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