Consecutive five year balance sheets and income statements of La
Consecutive five-year balance sheets and income statements of Laura Gibson Corporation are shown below.

Operating lease payments were as follows: 2009, $30,000; 2008, $27,000; 2007, $28,500; 2006, $30,000; 2005, $27,000 (dollars in thousands).

a. Compute the following for the years ended December 31, 2005–2009:
1. Times interest earned
2. Fixed charge coverage
3. Debt ratio
4. Debt/equity ratio
5. Debt to tangible net worth
b. Comment on the debt position and the trends indicated in the long-term debt-payingability.
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