Asset-Coverage Test

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Definition: Asset-Coverage Test


Asset-Coverage Test


Full Definition of Asset-Coverage Test


A test that is used to determine whether or not a company will be allowed to issue bonds. This test is calculated by subtracting a company’s current liabilities from its net assets and then dividing the quantity by its total debts and / or preferred stock obligations. This can be expressed either as a dollar amount or as a percentage. Typically, a higher asset coverage test is preferable because this will indicate that the level of debt is low in comparison to net assets.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Asset-Coverage Test are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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