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Discover the Impact of Rising Rates and the Debt Burden of Corporate America

Has a fixed-rate debt fixed the problem?

As a consistent topic for the last decade, America’s corporate debt burden is once again in the spotlight. Since 2010, the aggregate long-term debt-to-asset ratios for large- and small-cap stocks have each risen by more than 10+ points. Considering the trajectory of borrowing costs, it may not be as alarming as it sounds.

In this white paper, Debtors’ Prison Part III: Rising Rates and the Debt Burden of Corporate America, Empirical Research Partners examines the slowing economy, rising interest rates, and fixed-rate debt to determine whether or not there is a recession on the horizon.

Download the white paper to get these and more key research findings:

  • 90% of the outstanding debt for large-cap companies is fixed-rate debt
  • The aggregate EBIT interest coverage ratio for large-cap companies is over nine times, and for small-cap companies, it’s over three times
  • Small-caps used more variable-rate debt, causing about 30% of their borrowing rate to be sensitive

Complete the form to download your copy of Empirical Research Partner’s white paper, Debtors’ Prison Part III: Rising Rates and the Debt Burden of Corporate America.

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