St Jude financial leverage is the degree to which the firm utilises its fixed-income securities. Companies with high leverage are usually considered to be at financial risk. St Jude Medical financial risk is the risk to St Jude stockholders that is caused by an increase in debt. In other words with a high degree of financial leverage come high interest payments which usually reduces Earnings Per Share (EPS). Also please take a look at analysis of St Jude Fundamentals Over Time.
The company has 6.39 B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 1.29 which is OK given its current industry classification. St Jude Medical has Current Ratio of 1.89 which is typical for the industry and considered as normal.
St Jude Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income Over Time