# Equity Multiplier

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Equity Multiplier
A measure of financial leverage. Calculated as:

Total Assets / Total Stockholders' Equity

Like all debt management ratios, the equity multiplier is a way of examining how a company uses debt to finance its assets. Also known as the financial leverage ratio or leverage ratio.

In other words, this ratio shows a company's total assets per dollar of stockholders' equity. A higher equity multiplier indicates higher financial leverage, which means the company is relying more on debt to finance its assets.

Investment dictionary. . 2012.

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