The equity is a financial leverage ratio that steps the sum of a company’s shares which are funded by its own shareholders by assessing entire shares with complete customer’s equity. To put it differently, the equity shows the proportion of shares that are funded or reimbursed from the shareholders. Additionally this ratio also reveals the degree of debt funding is utilized to obtain shares and preserve operations.

Like all liquidity ratios and financial leverage ratios, the equity is a symptom of business risk to lenders. Businesses that rely heavily on debt funding will possess high debt service expenses and might need to raise more money flows so as to cover their duties and operations.

Both investors and lenders use this ratio to quantify how leveraged business is.

## Formula

The equity formula is calculated by dividing total shares by total stockholder’s fairness.