negative leverage

negative leverage

See leverage.
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4x in 2017, which is above Fitch's revised negative leverage guideline of 2.
Using assistance as negative leverage has been debated ad nauseam in Washington but US government deliberations on this and the larger Pakistan question have tended to be split between the hardliners and soft-liners who advocated a carrots-first approach.
Using negative leverage means proposing something the other party does not want or taking away something it does want.
When interest rotes are greater than cap rates, the market is in a negative leverage scenario--the more one borrows against a community, the lower the rate of return is on the investment.
In recent years, negative leverage, wherein the cash flow of a building isn't enough to cover its mortgage payments, became commonplace in many real estate acquisitions.
The earnings shortfall was primarily attributable to lower gross margins due to a higher than expected percentage of sales derived from lower margin third party products and higher than expected shipping costs; and negative leverage with higher than expected operating costs off of a lower sales base.
Fitch has revised the negative leverage threshold down to 5.
When interest rates are greater than cap rates, the market is in a negative leverage scenario the more one borrows against a community, the lower the rate of return is on the investment.
In addition to the impact on earnings from the decline in revenues, gross profit margins were also lower due to the negative leverage impact on indirect costs in both segments.
The rating parity reflects the width of the rating and that LifePoint is operating towards the negative leverage sensitivity of 4x while Fitch would not envision negative momentum in HCA's ratings if leverage were to persist at 4x but instead if it were to persist at 4.
Labor costs increased as a percentage of restaurant sales partially due to negative leverage associated with year-over-year store-level wage increases during a quarter of same store sales decline, certain state minimum wage increases, as well as the somewhat higher percentage labor costs associated with the significant number of restaurants opened over recent quarters.
Labor costs increased as a percentage of restaurant sales partially due to negative leverage associated with year-over-year store-level wage increases during a quarter of same store sales decline, as well as higher percentage labor costs in the significant number of restaurants opened over recent quarters.