Macys Debt to Equity vs. Retained Earnings

Macys -- USA Stock  

USD 29.29  0.11  0.37%

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Macys Retained Earnings vs. Debt to Equity Fundamental Analysis

Macys is regarded second in debt to equity category among related companies. It is regarded third in retained earnings category among related companies reporting about  59,085,821  of Retained Earnings per Debt to Equity.
Debt to Equity is calculated by dividing the Total Debt of a company by its Equity. If the debt exceeds equity of a company then the creditors have more stakes in a firm than the stockholders. In other words, Debt to Equity ratio provides analysts with insights about composition of both equity and debt, and its influence on the valuation of the company.
Macys 
D/E 
 = 
Total Debt 
Total Equity 
=
107.20 %
High Debt to Equity ratio typically indicates that a firm has been borrowing aggressively to finance its growth and as a result may experience a burden of additional interest expense. This may reduce earnings or future growth. On the other hand small D/E ratio may indicate that a company is not taking enough advantage from financial leverage. Debt to Equity ratio measures how the company is leveraging barrowing against the capital invested by the owners.
Retained Earnings is a balance sheet account that refers to the portion of company income that is retained by the firm. In other words it is a part of earnings that is not paid out as dividends or otherwise distributed to owners. Retained Earnings are calculated by adding net income to last period retained earnings and subtracting any dividends paid to owners.
Macys 
Retained Earnings 
 = 
Beginning RE + Income 
Dividends 
=
6.33 B
Retained Earnings shows how the firm utilizes its profits over time. In simple terms, investors can think of retained earnings as the amount of profit the company has reinvested in the business since its inceptions. However the methodology to make a decision over how much profit to retain is different between companies in different industries. For example growing industries tend to retain more of their earnings than more matured industries as they need more assets investment to sustain their growth.

Macys Retained Earnings Comparison

  Retained Earnings 
      Macys Comparables 
Macys is regarded second in retained earnings category among related companies.
  Debt to Equity 
      Macys Comparables 
Macys is considered to be number one stock in debt to equity category among related companies.