debt load

noun

: the amount of money that someone owes

Examples of debt load in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As part of the deal, Audacy would reduce its nearly $2 billion debt load by roughly $1.6 billion, leaving $350 million of debt outstanding following the reorganization, according to a company statement. Alexander Gladstone, WSJ, 7 Jan. 2024 Sohn said a higher debt load could put upward pressure on inflation and cause interest rates to remain elevated, which could also increase the cost of repaying the national debt. Fatima Hussein, Fortune, 3 Jan. 2024 The country has a high debt load and rising deficits. Fareed Zakaria, Foreign Affairs, 12 Dec. 2023 Those windfalls, coupled with massive cost cutting since the merger closed, have helped the company trim its debt load to about $43 billion as of Q3. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 18 Jan. 2024 In a statement Sunday, the company said the deal with debt holders will reduce its debt load by about 80%, from $1.9 billion to $350 million. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Jan. 2024 Cambridge Properties Holding’s debt load includes two external bank loans held by subsidiaries, both of which are floating-rate and mature next year. Libby Cherry, Fortune Europe, 29 Dec. 2023 Are there even any real buyers for the whole package given its debt load (WBD has lots of debt of its own)? Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Dec. 2023 As of the end of Q3, Paramount Global reported long-term debt of $15.6 billion, considerably less than WBD — whose debt load stood at $43.5 billion. Todd Spangler, Variety, 20 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Debt load.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/debt%20load. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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