 # Times interest earned Loomis, Inc. reported the following on the company's income .statement in two recent years: Current Year Prior Year Interest expense $,13,500,000$16,000,000 Income before income tax expense 310,500,000 432,000,000 a. Determine the times interest earned ratio for the current year and the prior year. Round to one decimal place. b. Is this ratio improving or declining? ### Accounting

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WARREN + 5 others
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27th Edition
WARREN + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337272094

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Chapter 14, Problem 14.15EX
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## Times interest earnedLoomis, Inc. reported the following on the company's income .statement in two recent years:   Current Year Prior Year Interest expense $,13,500,000$16,000,000 Income before income tax expense 310,500,000 432,000,000 a. Determine the times interest earned ratio for the current year and the prior year. Round to one decimal place.b. Is this ratio improving or declining?

Expert Solution

(a)

To determine

Times-Interest-Earned ratio: It is the ratio that quantify a business ability to pay interest expense. It is calculated as shown below:

Times-interest-earned ratio}=Incomebeforeincometax+Interest expenseInterest expense

To calculate: Times-interest-earned ratio for the current year and the prior year.

### Explanation of Solution

Calculate interest earned ratio for current year, if income before income tax is given as $310,500,000, and interest expense is given as$13,500,000.

Times-interest- earned ratio}=Incomebeforeincometax+Interest expenseInterest expense=$310,500,000+$13,500,000$13,500,000=24.0 Calculate interest earned ratio for prior year, if income before income tax is given as$432,000,000, and interest expense is given as \$16,000,000

Expert Solution

(b)

To determine

To compare: Times-interest-earned ratio of the current year from the prior year

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