# gearing ratio formula

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will you please let me know how to work out gearing ratio.
i have lost my college hand out except gearing ratio i am fine.

i heard the formula for DFS and PEV is different is that true.

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long term liabilities/equity + long term liabilities )
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lala2009 wrote: »
long term liabilities/equity + long term liabilities )

or it could just be:

long term liabilities/equity x 100

I don't understand why either can be used, though as obviously they do have different results. :confused1:
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Yeah it's confusing! I have been taught long term liabilities/equity x 100 is the debt/equity ratio? In the PEV answers they have several different approaches so I guess any of them would be acceptable
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I find this formula the most simple to understand

long term loan/Fixed asset + Net Current Asset x 100

(Net current asset is Current Asset - Current Liability)
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i dont think fixed assets come in to it :S

i always thought it was..... longtermliability/(LTL+net assets) X 100
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It does as the net asset formula is fixed asset + current asset - current liabilities
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I've found in the search an answer from Sandy Hood about it, hope it helps!
SandyHood wrote: »
There are many gearing ratios
The one of the most common is the one Trace wrote
My advice, irrespective of the formula you use, spell out exactly what you have done
i.e. Ratio name....formula in words....working/calculation.....the ratio itself.....your interpretation
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