Coverage ratiosRatios used to test the adequacy of cash flows generated through earnings for purposes of meeting debt and lease obligations, including the interest coverage ratio and the fixed-charge coverage ratio.
Cash flow coverage ratioCash flow coverage ratio
The number of times that financial obligations (for interest, principal payments, preferred stock dividends, and rental payments) are covered by earnings before interest, taxes, rental payments, and depreciation.
Coverage initiatedCoverage initiated
Usually refers to the fact that analysts begin following a particular security. This usually happens when there is enough trading in it to warrant attention by the investment community.
See: Fixed-charge coverage
Initiate coverageInitiate coverage
(1) Firm is now followed by analysts at a particular securities house; (2) Indication to cover short position by purchasing the underlying stock (this cancels out the short position).
Extended coverageExtended coverage
Insurance which extends the term of a warranty, typically covering repairs on appliances and cars, the premium usually being a one-off payment.
Further SuggestionsDebt service coverage
Guaranteed replacement cost coverage insurance
Debt service coverage ratio
Preferred dividend coverage
Overall market price coverage
Adequacy of coverage
Asset coverage test