For Boeing, this is the biggest setback for the US-based aircraft manufacturer in its entire history. The overwhelming dependence on this single-aisle aircraft - 4,636 737 MAX out of the total backlog of 5,826 aircraft - can seriously jeopardise its financials, and the company is under immense pressure to fix the problems.
Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) Debt-to-Equity: 40.85 (As of Dec. 2018)
Boeing Co's Current Portion of Long-Term Debt for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2018 was $3,190 Mil. Boeing Co's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2018 was $10,657 Mil. Boeing Co's Total Stockholders Equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2018 was $339 Mil. Boeing Co's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2018 was 40.85.
A high debt to equity ratio generally means that a company has been aggressive in financing its growth with debt. This can result in volatile earnings as a result of the additional interest expense.
During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-Equity Ratio of Boeing Co was 40.85. The lowest was -5.81. And the median was 0.94.
Das sind die finanziellen und technologischen Stelzen auf denen grosse Teile der US Industrie inzwischen stehen.
Wie man damit ein staendig wachsendes und inzwischen auf 10+ Trillionen kumuliertes Leistungsbilanzdefizit reduzieren will ist mir vollkommen schleierhaft.