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Ratios (Summary)

Abbott Laboratories, debt and solvency ratios

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Debt to equity
Debt to capital
Interest coverage

Source: Based on data from Abbott Laboratories Annual Reports

Ratio Description The company
Debt-to-equity ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total shareholders' equity. Abbott Laboratories's debt-to-equity ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.
Debt-to-capital ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total debt plus shareholders' equity. Abbott Laboratories's debt-to-capital ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.
Interest coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as EBIT divided by interest payments. Abbott Laboratories's interest coverage ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Debt to Equity

Abbott Laboratories, debt to equity calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Short-term borrowings
Current portion of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
Total debt
Total Abbott shareholders' investment
Ratio
Debt to equity1
Benchmarks
Debt to Equity, Competitors
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
Amgen Inc.
Biogen Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Celgene Corp.
Eli Lilly & Co.
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co. Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Debt to Equity, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Debt to Equity, Industry
Health Care

Source: Based on data from Abbott Laboratories Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Debt to equity = Total debt ÷ Total Abbott shareholders' investment
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Debt-to-equity ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total shareholders' equity. Abbott Laboratories's debt-to-equity ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.

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Debt to Capital

Abbott Laboratories, debt to capital calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Short-term borrowings
Current portion of long-term debt
Long-term debt, excluding current portion
Total debt
Total Abbott shareholders' investment
Total capital
Ratio
Debt to capital1
Benchmarks
Debt to Capital, Competitors
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
Amgen Inc.
Biogen Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Celgene Corp.
Eli Lilly & Co.
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co. Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Debt to Capital, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Debt to Capital, Industry
Health Care

Source: Based on data from Abbott Laboratories Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Debt to capital = Total debt ÷ Total capital
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Debt-to-capital ratio A solvency ratio calculated as total debt divided by total debt plus shareholders' equity. Abbott Laboratories's debt-to-capital ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly improved from 2016 to 2017.

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Interest Coverage

Abbott Laboratories, interest coverage calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net earnings
Less: Net earnings from discontinued operations, net of taxes
Add: Income tax expense
Add: Interest expense
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT)
Ratio
Interest coverage1
Benchmarks
Interest Coverage, Competitors
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
Amgen Inc.
Biogen Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Celgene Corp.
Eli Lilly & Co.
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co. Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Interest Coverage, Sector
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Interest Coverage, Industry
Health Care

Source: Based on data from Abbott Laboratories Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Interest coverage = EBIT ÷ Interest expense
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
Interest coverage ratio A solvency ratio calculated as EBIT divided by interest payments. Abbott Laboratories's interest coverage ratio deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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