Debt leverage

The amplification of the return earned on equity when an investment or firm is financed partially with borrowed money. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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debt leverage UK US noun [U] (also leverage)
FINANCE a company’s use of loans and other debts to pay for investments or to operate its business: »

Companies can prop up their profitability by taking on more debt leverage.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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