Debt-service coverage ratio

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Debt-service coverage ratio

Earnings before interest and income taxes, divided by interest expense plus the quantity of principal repayments divided by one minus the tax rate.
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Debt-Service Coverage Ratio

1. In investment real estate, the ratio of annual net operating income on a piece of investment property to its annual debt service. Banks use the DSCR to help determine whether to make or refinance loans for investment property. A DSCR equal to or greater than 1 indicates that the debtor is able to service the debt on the income from the investment property. In personal finance, banks usually require a DSCR of at least 1 to make such a loan, while they generally expect a ratio of 1.2 for commercial projects.

2. In government finance, the ratio of annual export earnings to its annual debt service on external debt.
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An increase in leverage or a significant delay in the deleveraging timetable would be likely to result in a downgrade, as would any pronounced slippage in the senior debt service coverage ratio to below 1.7x.
In East Harlem, a 36-building portfolio bought by the Pinnacle Group saw its debt service coverage ratio on its $204 million loan fall to .35 at the end of September, a 12.5 percent decline from year end 2007.
The Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan Terms include: Properties with at least five units; Partial or full term interest only available; Up to 80% LTV in certain markets; 1:25x debt service coverage ratio minimum in many markets, and 1:20x in top markets; 60-120 day rate lock available; Hybrid ARM or fixed-rate mortgage loan; competitive rates.
If you have a typical debt on your community of about 75 percent of its total value, you are likely to observe a debt service coverage ratio of approximately 1.25 to 1.30 (to determine this figure, divide your net operating income by your annual debt payment).
However, the project has generally fallen short of Fitch base case expectations, with a historical debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) profile which has ranged from 1.26x to 1.41x and averaged 1.33x during 2013-2017.
The loan was structured at a 10-year fixed rate with six years of interest-only, followed by a 30-year amortization schedule and a 1.25x debt service coverage ratio.
(ACOMM), ASMOG's parent, whereby ACOMM contributes to ASMOG an amount of cash or defers its management fees in an amount that is necessary to enable ASMOG to comply with both its debt service coverage ratio covenant of 1.2x and its liquidity covenant of 110 days cash on hand set forth in the Master Trust Indenture.
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The rating agency noted that since its issuance in September 2003, "the transaction has experienced a collateral reduction of approximately 10% and the weighted-average debt service coverage ratio, as of the September 2010 cut-off, was 1.90x."